Despite great progress, development work is still some way off a sustainability tipping point, says Paul Hyett
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RIBA president Paul Hyett considers the challenging task ahead for the new president of the American Institute of Architects, Thompson E Penney
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RSAW's spring school looked at how to make sustainability more effective and 'sexy'. RIBA president-elect Paul Hyett reports
In this, my last column, I am glad to draw one major campaign to a close. Let me begin with a quote: 'It is surprising to me - even shocking - to occasionally meet architects around the country who are not a member of the professional body. Given the huge burdens placed upon professional people . . . I cannot think how anybody can do this successfully, let alone competently, if they are not part of a network of like-minded people providing exchanges of ideas and support for one another.
In his bookThe Birth of the Modern Paul Johnson vividly describes the tremendous surge of energy that fuelled the enormous changes to both the physical and the social structure and organisation of our society in the early Victorian era. There was extraordinary progress in this period, which saw the formation of our first schools of architecture, and indeed the RIBA.
The Stirling Prize has quickly established itself, in the tradition of the Booker and Turner prizes, as an annual event of significant public interest - and that must be good for architecture and good for architects.
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Prison Architecture: Policy, Design and Experience Edited by Leslie Fairweather and Sean McConville. Architectural Press (Butterworth-Heinemann), 2000. 192pp. £39.50