KSLD is an independent lighting design consultancy with clients across the globe. Established in 1989 we have a long record of successful projects including Arts Centres, Museums and Galleries, Hotels and Restaurants, Commercial and Historic Buildings.
I totally agree with this however clients need to stop appointing the project manager and QS directly and have them appointed through the design team, i.e. under the architect. The concern seems to be that unless the client maintains separate control costs will be unconstrained. This may happen with a few architects who are too egotistical but the majority are responsible and consider the building, the client and the users properly.
I am extremely glad to see that for once project appropriateness and quality have trumped fees for a competition winning selection. It is also good to see a project that is actually buildable within the competition budget awarded. I hope this heralds an era when architectural competitions in Scotland result in quality appointments for architects and realistic high quality buildings result from them.
With a design business with 40% of staff from EU or EEA countries, 60% of staff with qualifications gained in EU countries and approximately 20% of work in EU or EEA countries today, I am severely worried. I am also concerned at restrictions on travel to EU from UK. Spending time in queues to get into Schengen is bad enough imaging if we need visas or other enhanced clearance like the "visa free" stuff required for USA!
Pro Brexit people including May & Co. seem somewhat ignorant of the potential travel chaos failure to remain in EU or at least EEA will cause.
Ahh Old jails can make affordable housing?
Comment on: Malcolm Fraser Architects goes into liquidation
I am very sad to see Malcolm's practice close in this way. We have worked with Malcolm and his team on many projects over the years and the creative force of the practice will be sadly missed in Edinburgh. We do hope to be working with Malcolm and members of his team in the future.
Kevan Shaw C.Eng MILP. IALD, MSLL