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Gove: Richard Rogers won’t design your school


Dear Mr Gove, I am reading your statement sitting abroad in a country in Africa, where the work of British architects is highly valued as it is common ground we can bring something to the communities nobody else can. That's why our education takes that long and many years pass by before an architect is able to say, 'I have done a building'. Your comments are a disgrace to the profession and as many of my colleagues have suggested you should seriously engage with architects to understand the design process and the long way to establish well balanced good-quality architecture, which reflect the need of contemporary life, client ambitions and financial constraints. I can see no other way then either to apologise in public for your outrageous, unjustified and politically incorrect comments about the architecture profession or to resign from your post with immediate effect. Alternatively legal actions may be necessary to stop the profession from further damage caused by your unacceptable and unprofessional behaviour. Henrik Rothe, MD leit-werk ltd

Posted date

2 February, 2011

Posted time

1:36 pm