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Kevan Shaw

Kevan Shaw

Edinburgh

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.

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  • Comment on: Amanda Levete: Architects have allowed project managers to ‘take over’ their role

    Kevan Shaw's comment 7 June, 2018 10:40 am

    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.

    Kevan Shaw

  • Comment on: Third-placed Mecanoo 'wins' £20m Perth City Hall contest

    Kevan Shaw's comment 14 August, 2017 11:06 am

    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.

  • Comment on: Free movement of EU workers to UK ends 2019: architects react

    Kevan Shaw's comment 2 August, 2017 12:13 pm

    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.

  • Comment on: Government to sell off Victorian jails for housing

    Kevan Shaw's comment 9 November, 2015 11:13 am

    Ahh Old jails can make affordable housing?

    Kevan Shaw

  • Comment on: Malcolm Fraser Architects goes into liquidation

    Kevan Shaw's comment 25 August, 2015 11:53 am

    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

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