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Almacantar’s Mike Hussey claims architects ‘in danger of being wiped out’


Mike Hussey and Claire Bennie (in a separate article) are saying that architects need to engage with industry more, to ensure that the projects they conceive are buildable. It's depressing that the majority of comments following these articles are on the lines that "we don't have to listen to this stuff; these clients are flawed". Really? Is that what the profession thinks? I had hoped that the disdain for the commercial sector had been left behind in the 1970s but apparently not. However, many architects have shown that it is possible to produce a very high standard of architecture for developers and property owners, when the circumstances are right. Instead of being so cynical about commercial architecture we should be debating how to do it best, how to engage with the contractors and how to interpret the needs of the all-important clients.

Posted date

9 September, 2017

Posted time

5:37 pm


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