Left school at 16 and worked as a Junior Technician for Geo Wimpey (Nottingham).
Studied ONC/HNC Construction
Worked for JH Fryer, Starr Clifford and Carmen, Co-op Wholsale, Boots the Chemist, Ashfield District Council.
Qualified part time at Leiecester in 1979.
Started my practice in 1980, Keith Dicken Associates (formally Dicken and Wilkinson) in Eastwood Notts.
Started teaching Construction in 1992 and left full time architecture in 1994 to take up a managerial post teaching Computing during the recession.
Studies for BSc in Computing at Trent University and MSc in Multimedia and Education at Huddersfield University and was awarded MSc in 1990
Taught on the OU BSc Course course.
Qualified as a teacher in Higher Education in 2002
Moved to Taunton to teach Construction and the write Foundation Degree in Sustainable Construction for Plymouth University and Somerset College.
Re-started KDA in 1995.
I specialise in housing and sustainability but I have worked in most areas of
Comment on: The ARB should be abolished
Well said Paul.
If we collectively withold the fee they can't prosecute us all for describing ourselves as architects. There are other ways to justify the title and ARB has never defended the role of architect.
I have been concerned at the number of cases during past years that have involved qualified architects who are entitled to registration who have be fined for describing themselves as architects when they haven't paid their fee.
The true "Cowboys" remain in their own world.
The government ministers talk of "tough decisions" well for me this would not be tough at all. Cut this self fulfilling body and save everyone's fees and p.s. can I have my money back from the refurbishment of the premises.
Keith Dicken (Taunton)