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Ian Gordon

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  • Comment on: Wasteful architect competitions come under fire

    Ian Gordon's comment 26 February, 2018 11:21 am

    Malcolm Reading says ‘The evidence is that architects do enter our competitions and they are actually satisfied, and they don’t say to me it’s a waste of time and money.
    This glosses over the reality; most architects effectively vote with their feet by not entering. We, like most most good firms, are swamped with work and must ensure that we do not over-expose ourselves.There are, of course, some prominent firms who only gain work through such contests, but in my belief this leads to having little empathy with the client or user, to the detriment of the built environment.

  • Comment on: Survey results: Homophobia remains rife in construction industry

    Ian Gordon's comment 24 August, 2015 10:44 am

    All that your survey means is that Architects are tone-deaf

  • Comment on: Malcolm Fraser: 'This is a fertile moment to press for a new future'

    Ian Gordon's comment 24 September, 2014 7:13 am

    A good start would be to examine the relationship of ARB to Scotland.

  • Comment on: ARB's legal fees balloon again

    Ian Gordon's comment 28 August, 2014 8:57 am

    Not all architects, nor even RIBA member agree with the RIBA's
    attacks on ARB on this and other issues. The RIBA is a members club; a very substantial portion of registered architects are not members. If RIBA believes that ARB's legal costs are too high, a look at the RICS's costs would put them in proportion (and don't forget the RICS's expansionary position for which RIBA is a sitting duck).
    So far as I can see the ARB attacks some disgraceful behaviour by some architects, and also those pretending to be architects when they are not. These are "good things". What does the RIBA do about them?

  • Comment on: Obituary: Andy MacMillan (1928-2014)

    Ian Gordon's comment 19 August, 2014 8:33 am

    Neither Andy nor Isi restricted their help, encouragement and advice to their own students. I will always remember their, (witty) support or their understanding when I explained why I was there and not at a Scottish school such as theirs. Apart from that they were great architects, and the fate of Cardross is a standing disgrace to their memory.

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