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Rory Coonan


  • Time for a global slant on ARB's roleSubscription

    27 January, 2000Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Rory Coonan is design advisor to wsp Group, a former head of architecture at the Arts Council and creator of nesta, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. He can be contacted at Rorycoonan@cfddev.freeserve.co.uk.

  • Architects Registration BoardSubscription

    20 January, 2000Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The Architects Registration Board is a significant body which over time should establish a reputation for fairness and competence. The parochial fuss will die down. But the sideways effects of recent world events will be harder to shrug off. The announcement by Bill Gates that he has stepped down as Chief Executive of Microsoft, the world's most powerful corporation, occupied the front page of the Financial Times. And rightly so. When Bill Gates sneezes, the world catches a cold. But the seco

  • people making things happenSubscription

    16 December, 1999Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Rory Coonan is a facilitator who still has the civil servant's ingrained sense of social responsibility. He combines this with the belief that high standards in visual and architectural culture are central to the public good by jeremy melvin. photograph b

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