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Steven Palmer


  • Chipperfield frustrates Wilford with German literary successSubscription

    21 March, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Michael Wilford's German practice Schupp Wilford is to issue a complaint to the Museum of Modern Literature competition organisers in Marbach, Germany, after the practice's winning scheme was dumped and the fourth place entry from David Chipperfield (pictured) was selected for the £5 million project.

  • Livingstone in 'exceptional' U-turn over City AcademySubscription

    21 March, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has backed down over his decision to block the controversial £22 million City Academy in Southwark.

  • Luxury housing grinds to a halt as Georgian church crumblesSubscription

    21 March, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The sudden collapse of a west London Georgian church has halted a £4 million Manhattan Loft Corporation luxury housing scheme.

  • ARB committee suspends architect in landmark caseSubscription

    7 March, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The ARB found Welsh architect Llywd Edwards guilty of serious professional incompetence and unacceptable professional conduct at a Professional Conduct Committee last week. The case marks the first finding of serious professional incompetence by the ARB and means Edwards is suspended from practice for six months.

  • BDP and BCSC chart the future of urban retail designSubscription

    7 March, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    BDP and the British Council of Shopping Centres have unveiled their Urban Design for Retail Environments document, which aims to set design standards for shopping centres for the next decade.

  • EH staff set to walk out over paySubscription

    28 February, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    English Heritage staff are to strike over pay - a move that will delay planning decisions and provide a tough baptism for incoming boss Simon Thurley.

  • Heads above water in the crime tidal waveSubscription

    28 February, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    As the crime rate soars architectural practices have found themselves in the firing line. Steven Palmer asks how firms in 'up and coming areas' can avoid becoming victims

  • Croydon reaches for the sky with £500m towers visionSubscription

    21 February, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Croydon councillors have launched an ambitious £500 million scheme to redevelop the town's Fairfield Halls site. It includes plans for a 64-storey skyscraper flanked by two 40-storey towers.

  • Foster reveals 'crystal jewel box' for BostonSubscription

    21 February, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Foster and Partners has unveiled its £297 million design for the Boston Museum of Fine Art. The plan will result in a 'crystal spine'running the full east/west axis of the building. The architect has also designed a further wing on the western edge of the museum and a study centre. Conservation studios and scientific research labs will be expanded and relocated to the study centre, as well as the museum's library and curatorial offices.

  • Green RIBA chief savages 'shortsighted' energy targetsSubscription

    21 February, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    RIBA vice-president for sustainable development Professor Peter Smith has slammed the government's latest energy review - for not being ambitious enough.

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