Comment on: RIAS members elect youngest ever president
Really good news. Congratulations to Christina.
Your frustration about the past is evident, Alan, but one of the main recent achievements has been to embrace the enthusiasm of a younger generation that previously felt excluded. If that enthusiasm and energy can be represented in the leadership too it would be the clearest mandate to carry on the changes begun by Robin Webster and colleagues.
Really surprised by Alan Dunlop's comment that change at RIAS has been minimal. That's not how it appears to me. It's important the new president has energy and ideas to keep pushing the reforms forward and make architecture more relevant.
Comment on: AHMM remodels Broadgate for Generation Z
It's good to see 1 Finsbury Avenue rejuvenated. One point to correct; The Finsbury Avenue Development was not part of Broadgate. That came later, following a competition in 1984-5 initiated by British Rail Property, which was won by substantially the same team of Arup Associates, Stuart Lipton et al. It was not until the last phases of Broadgate in the late '80s that other architects like SOM were brought in.
Clara's comments are relevant. It would be good to know how this building measures up against the 2030 zero carbon targets. Any chance of some data?