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Q & A Stephen Fisher Pollard Thomas Edwards

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When and where were you born?

1955, Blackpool.

What is your favourite building and why?

James Stirling's History Faculty, Cambridge.

What is your favourite restaurant/ meal?

Club Gascon, Smithfield, London - decline the menu, and be surprised by the set five courses.

What vehicle(s) do you own?

In my dreams a TVR, in fact a family VW Golf and a folding bicycle.

What is your favourite film?

Brazil.

What is your favourite book?

The AJ, with AR second!

What is your favourite 'design classic'?

The Georgian house.

What is the worst building you've ever seen and why?

The Angelis apartments, Graham Street, Islington, across the road from Angel Waterside.A huge mismatch of value and design.

Who or what is your biggest architectural influence and why?

Russell Waldren, my Part 1 tutor, a Kiwi in the style of Gordon Ramsay.

Who is the most talented architect you've worked with?

Bill Thomas, a founding partner of PTE, who does not accept 'can't'.

If you hadn't been an architect, what would you have been?

Rich and famous.

What would your advice be to architectural students?

It is not easy, and if it is, you are not trying hard enough.

What would your motto be?

Keep cool, even if you don't feel it.

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