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Adjaye and Rogers lead call for AA emergency meeting over redundancy plans

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Members of the Architectural Association including David Adjaye and Richard Rogers have called for an emergency meeting to reverse the organisation’s recent redundancy announcements

Twenty-one members have supported an email calling for the general meeting, to be held within 21 days, for four purposes, one of which is ‘to reverse the announcements recently made about redundancies in the publications, exhibitions and other departments’.

Other signatories were Kate MacIntosh, Ted Cullinan, Brian Hatton, Alan Balfour, Marina Adams and Edward Jones.

The members added that the meeting was needed to ‘retract the consultation/redundancy procedures already in train’; to ‘instruct council to consider other means of meeting the objectives sought’; and to ‘instruct council to report back to the membership, at a further general meeting within 28 days, with an alternative plan’.

Last month, the AJ revealed plans by the AA to make 16 staff redundant, including its entire publications and exhibitions departments.

This was followed with a letter signed by leading architects including Rem Koolhaas, Richard Rogers, Phyllis Lambert, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma, saying the AA’s planned redundancy drive could prove fatal to the institution.

The AA itself has so far responded angrily to the backlash, with Porter writing to the AJ to complain about its coverage and to repeat that while there was an ‘urgent’ need to make cost savings, ‘no assumption at all about outcome’ had been made.

The AJ has contacted the AA for comment. 

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