Archinect - Features 2017-05-29T12:57:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/150006970/small-studio-snapshots-studioshaw Small Studio Snapshots: Studioshaw Ellen Hancock 2017-05-29T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T05:08:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcx2snpgaonh5ulc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/firms/cover/149993255/studioshaw" target="_blank">Studioshaw</a>, a practice set up in 2016 based in Shoreditch, London.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150007406/studio-visit-delvendahl-martin-architects Studio Visit : Delvendahl Martin Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-05-15T05:22:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T11:29:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/99/99xlsw3rsbzoaa5z.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our latest Studio Visit we went to see&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/delvendahlmartinarchitects" target="_blank">Delvendahl Martin Architects</a>&nbsp;in their studio at Bow Arts, East London. We talked through their current projects, their plans for the future and had a nosey around their new model workshop come meeting room space.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150003726/globe-trotting-designers Globe trotting designers Peter Murray 2017-04-24T04:16:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T04:18:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bv/bve3duiajc92c0mg.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following my last blog on the size of London's architectural economy, I was interviewed for a programme on BBC television about the impact of Brexit. Jack Pringle, UK head of Perkins and Will and ex President of the RIBA, was also on the programme and showed the presenter around his office and quizzed his staff about where they were from - "Italy", "Slovakia", "Spain" they responded.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150003756/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-20-april-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 20 April 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-04-20T01:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T00:39:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cjmstf47iunc2v4.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the London Festival of Architecture opening in June &ndash; during which Weston Williamson and Partners have events planned &ndash; the organisers have commissioned a survey of the contribution that architecture makes to the UK economy. When we met last year, Tamsie Thompson the Director of LFA was keen to promote the event on a par with London Fashion week, and we suggested she needed firm evidence of the financial musclier order to convince Government why they should support her. She now has that research, and it makes interesting reading particularly for those responsible for our Brexit negotiations.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150001061/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-natural-history-museum-london Iconic Buildings: I work at the Natural History Museum, London Ellen Hancock 2017-04-08T14:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-08T14:11:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ik/ik4k28tj0gjprfw4.jpg" width="650" height="526" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our new series <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p><p>For our second feature in the series, we interviewed Paul Gallagher who works at the <a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/" target="_blank">Natural History Museum</a>&nbsp;in London as Project and Programme Manager in their Central Project Office.</p><p>Presently the museum is undergoing significant refurbishment, in particular, the Hintze Hall, which is currently closed to the public.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150000966/review-the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945-at-barbican-centre Review: The Japanese House Architecture and Life after 1945 at Barbican Centre Grace Quah 2017-04-05T11:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T11:29:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The home continues to play a central role in contemporary Japanese architecture. This year, the Barbican has put together an exhibition that documents the development of post-war Japanese domestic architecture, from the traditional to the modern, drawing on the work of over 40 Japanese architects from the past 70 years.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149999224/london-s-key-role-as-a-global-design-and-construction-skills-hub London's key role as a global design and construction skills hub Peter Murray 2017-03-29T01:00:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T12:20:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k5/k5tyikm8tl8evzky.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"The analysis showed that London's architecture sector produced a massive &pound;1.7 billion in gross value added (GVA)&mdash;38 per cent bigger than the product, graphic and fashion design sectors put together and greater than many observers expected."</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994913/small-studio-snapshots-31-44-architects Small Studio Snapshots: 31/44 Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-03-13T12:13:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T17:59:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jd/jdz1k22u4lpjizm7.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149987323/31-44" target="_blank">31/44 Architects</a>, a practice with studios in both Amsterdam and London established in 2010. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149993803/small-studio-snapshots-kirkwood-mccarthy Small Studio Snapshots: Kirkwood McCarthy Ellen Hancock 2017-02-27T12:09:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T21:35:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3i/3iskkv1zodrkjhyq.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kirkwoodmccarthy.com/" target="_blank">Kirkwood McCarthy</a>, a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/18547/london" target="_blank">London</a>-based architecture and design studio established in 2013 by Fiona Kirkwood and Sophie McCarthy. Known for working on constrained and often overlooked sites, the two discuss how opportunity and creativity can arise during even the most trying times.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149993558/in-focus-marcus-peel In Focus: Marcus Peel Ellen Hancock 2017-02-24T03:00:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T21:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c6/c6hmlg40hl9nj5b0.jpg" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus?ukredirect" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature,&nbsp;we talk to <strong><a href="http://marcuspeel.com/" target="_blank">Marcus Peel</a>&nbsp;</strong>based in London.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149991340/in-focus-paul-raftery In Focus: Paul Raftery Archinect 2017-02-10T10:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T13:42:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s1/s1uu76p4yogmjhpj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus?ukredirect" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature,&nbsp;we talk to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.rafphoto.com/" target="_blank">Paul Raftery</a>&nbsp;</strong>based in the South of England.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149983327/in-focus-marc-goodwin In Focus: Marc Goodwin Archinect 2017-01-20T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-25T11:12:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8t/8t9xzdqt9fchgts7.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature,&nbsp;we talk to London and Scandinavia-based photographer <strong>Marc Goodwin</strong>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980551/in-focus-jim-stephenson In Focus: Jim Stephenson Ellen Hancock 2016-11-29T05:06:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T00:38:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j7/j7b8xkdelvirru58.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature, we talk to Brighton-based photographer <strong>Jim Stephenson</strong>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149972729/the-bartlett-s-director-of-architecture-bob-sheil-pushes-for-evolving-research-in-academia The Bartlett's Director of Architecture, Bob Sheil, Pushes for Evolving Research in Academia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-11T12:05:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T04:45:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2h68ws5w45hg5bse.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Bartlett School of Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" target="_blank">University College London</a> is consistently one of the most highly ranked architecture schools globally, and occupies a significant part of revolutionary educational history in the UK. Founded in 1826, UCL was the first English university to accept students regardless of religion, gender or social status, and was also the first to appoint a chair of architecture, in 1841.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149967395/rip-to-the-eu-1973-2016-five-monumental-buildings-in-the-uk-by-european-architects RIP to the EU 1973-2016: Five monumental buildings in the UK by European architects Eleanor Marshall 2016-09-09T14:29:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T18:24:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/26/263exnqn9akss7nx.jpg" width="650" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The UK joined the European Community, later to become the European Union on the 1st of January 1973 with Denmark and Ireland. If the UK had never joined the EU, how different would the architectural landscape be? Lets take a look at five buildings designed by European architects working in the UK from 1973 until 2016; the lifespan of the UK&rsquo;s membership of the European Union.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149966542/the-young-and-restless-practice-of-if_do The young and restless practice of IF_DO Robert Urquhart 2016-09-05T05:34:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T22:14:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2b/2butfslcb097lhq1.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I&rsquo;m in Peckham, South London, just across the road from Camberwell College of Arts, to meet <a href="http://archinect.com/IF_DO" target="_blank">IF_DO</a>, a young practice run by Al Scott, Sarah Castle and Thomas Bryans. The trio met in 2002 at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/938/university-of-edinburgh" target="_blank">University of Edinburgh</a> whilst getting their MA in Architectural Design, and in the two years that their fledgling studio has been in practice, they&rsquo;ve caused a stir with a thought-provoking manifesto and renderings that were displayed at the Royal Academy Summer Show. All that, without having yet embarked on a building of their own creation.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965365/london-is-a-game-of-life-or-death-in-metropoly London is a game of life or death in 'Metropoly' Nicholas Korody 2016-08-31T09:33:00-04:00 >2017-02-05T03:51:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/at/at3b6jfuibrodd9w.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;The city has long been a tool for social development and progression,&rdquo; writes Adam Fryett in Metropoly, his submission to Archinect&rsquo;s open call for August. &ldquo;It is clear however that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/739371/neoliberalism" target="_blank">neoliberal</a>&nbsp;age&nbsp;of consumer capital has led to a regression of the social standards of modern city development, leading to a vast reduction in both the quality of life and life itself of a vast number of inhabitants.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963012/everyone-deserves-a-decent-place-to-live-minding-london-s-development-gaps-with-mohsin-cooper 'Everyone deserves a decent place to live.' – minding London's development gaps with Mohsin Cooper Robert Urquhart 2016-08-14T05:59:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:17:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lp/lpmlxhaveio67tb4.jpg" width="650" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.mohsincooper.com/" target="_blank">Mohsin Cooper</a><a href="http://archinect.com/mohsincooper" target="_blank">&nbsp;Architects</a>&nbsp;is a young practice focused largely on housing, based in Brighton and London, and run by Justin Cooper and Abe Mohsin.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149962603/ethical-dwellings-for-generation-y-explores-new-forms-of-living-and-owning-in-a-changing-london 'Ethical Dwellings for Generation Y' explores new forms of living and owning in a changing London Nicholas Korody 2016-08-13T06:08:00-04:00 >2017-02-24T18:25:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zi50hbv6yn0v71se.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While an average of 100,000 people move to London each year, only about 25,000 new homes are built annually: a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/13/can-sadiq-khan-solve-londons-housing-crisis/" target="_blank">formula</a> that has produced a critical lack in affordable housing. The median rent in the capital city is &pound;1,400 and the average house price has passed &pound;600,000. In other words, only the very rich can afford to live in London.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961842/to-be-with-architecture-is-all-we-ask-interview-with-hans-ulrich-obrist-artistic-director-of-the-serpentine-galleries ‘To be with architecture is all we ask.’ – interview with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries Robert Urquhart 2016-08-08T05:49:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T23:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hf/hf42w5qwliy0i36p.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, Hans-Ulrich Obrist is a much revered polymath. Curator, historian, critic and interviewer of the world&rsquo;s leading artists, Obrist has often courted the world of architecture, most notably for his curatorship of the Swiss Pavilion at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2014's Venice Architecture Biennale</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961336/in-honor-of-the-rio-games-6-momentous-projects-from-the-olympics-21st-century-history In honor of the Rio Games, 6 momentous projects from the Olympics' 21st-century history Julia Ingalls 2016-08-05T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:29:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/yb6e3pohdvk6ormx.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>20 kilometer long traffic jams, eleven dead construction workers, and one slain jaguar: the lead-up to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/692793/rio-2016" target="_blank">2016 Rio Olympics</a> has not been problem-free. Zika, pollution and political turmoil came alongside construction delays and problematic venues, with competitors refusing to move into the athletes' village until the wiring was fixed.&nbsp;And yet, aren't these types of problems just par for the course when it comes to the Olympics?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149958905/glass-and-concrete-tread-lightly-in-dsdha-s-london-covert-house Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House' Julia Ingalls 2016-07-28T09:20:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:20:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1o/1o8proae2n1vo0k5.jpg" width="650" height="866" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is domesticity in the 21st century? Is it a blend of the 19th century ideal of the sanctuary with the 21st century notion of greater transparency and connectivity?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149953107/station-to-station-the-architects-behind-crossrail-europe-s-biggest-infrastructure-project-ever Station to station: the architects behind Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project ever Robert Urquhart 2016-06-22T06:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:20:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/al/alrx3wkj97atdtso.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When it begins operating in 2018, London&rsquo;s Elizabeth Line, aka Crossrail, will ease travelers commuting and connecting across the city, bridging east and west. With construction progressing on schedule, attention has turned to the stations that will give a new lease on life to the suburbs on either end of the line. But it&rsquo;s not just the suburbs that will benefit&mdash;the interchanges in the city centre are also in desperate need of an upgrade.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses Touring BIG's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses Robert Urquhart 2016-06-08T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:41:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f4gn7dpyss2hnwh7.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perched on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery in London&rsquo;s Royal Kensington Gardens, the annual <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> has been a summer highlight for Londoners since its inception in 2000. The first Pavilion, which enjoyed a four-month residency, was created by Zaha Hadid. Since then the site has entertained notable architects including Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, and Ai Weiwei with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149943012/how-chicks-with-bricks-finds-female-solidarity-and-humour-in-the-uk-s-building-industry How 'Chicks with Bricks' finds female solidarity (and humour) in the UK's building industry Robert Urquhart 2016-05-04T11:06:00-04:00 >2017-01-19T14:57:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b67dltom35egqmn4.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With an easy to remember name, an inclusive attitude and a pragmatic sense of duty, <a href="http://www.chickswithbricks.com/" target="_blank">Chicks with Bricks</a> has been holding networking events in London since 2005 with the aim of inspiring and connecting women in architecture and construction.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148909269/new-kids-chipping-on-the-old-blocks-the-london-school-of-architecture-s-first-phase New kids chipping on the old blocks – the London School of Architecture's first phase Robert Urquhart 2016-02-25T03:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-10T01:01:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/utlc2c0t6itgecg6.jpg" width="650" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is contemporary architecture practice forging a new identity for itself through collaboration? What part does education play in this mix?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148738958/working-warrior-an-interview-with-katy-marks-of-citizens-design-bureau Working Warrior: an interview with Katy Marks of Citizens Design Bureau Robert Urquhart 2016-02-23T04:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-25T11:07:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vu/vuy2vldurhnnzxqx.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Three awards sit centre stage on the desk of Citizens Design Bureau&rsquo;s tiny office and workshop in Hackney Downs, in East London. First a Sterling Award 2014 for The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, from CDB founder Katy Marks&rsquo; time at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4735/haworth-tompkins" target="_blank">Haworth Tompkins Architects</a>, and then two fresh World Interiors Awards: Best Leisure and Entertainment Venue, again with Haworth Tompkins, and Best Bar for the Royal Court, with <a href="http://archinect.com/lyndongoode" target="_blank">Lyndon Goode Architects</a>. This is no ostentatious display: these are hard-won trophies for an architect with a visionary, warrior-like approach to contemporary practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148351233/screen-print-40-alexandra-lange-s-power-positions-from-dirty-furniture-issue-2 Screen/Print #40: Alexandra Lange's "Power Positions" from Dirty Furniture, issue #2 Nicholas Korody 2016-02-17T17:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-21T23:59:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jo/jomojq0es6bj2v4l.jpg" width="650" height="890" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the high-gloss landscape of design magazines, all tables have been wiped clean. But in practice, things get messy: our desks are cluttered, our kitchens are flecked with sauce, our careers take form or falter as we finger the seams in the Formica. In this issue of <a href="http://dirty-furniture.com/" target="_blank"><em>Dirty Furniture</em></a>, the second in a finite series of six, an object usually shrouded by its ubiquity is illuminated by a series of essays that considers the table not just as a formal object, but also as an architecture and convention that structures our familial, social, political, and spiritual relationships.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/147273569/a-misting-mirror-a-chair-that-shoots-fireworks-and-other-material-experiments-by-soft-baroque A misting mirror, a chair that shoots fireworks, and other material experiments by Soft Baroque Nicholas Korody 2016-02-03T17:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:27:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2zjvsjh2mee7bmx.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://softbaroque.com/" target="_blank">Soft Baroque</a>, the London-based design studio founded by Sa&scaron;a &Scaron;tucin and Nicholas Gardner, has made pretty significant ripples in the design world for a practice just barely two years old. Their strange but visually-delightful furniture functions both online and offline, incorporates unwieldy materials like fireworks and water vapor, and treats history like a hunk of clay to be molded. They have an adept and playful way of involving conceptual elements in their work that makes you wonder how form and function alone ever seemed like sufficient ends for a design &ndash; or, at the very least, why your living room table is so boring.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game Robert Urquhart 2016-01-14T05:48:00-05:00 >2016-01-16T22:40:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/dj3vu7qe3x0y8b5v.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's that time again &ndash; the fresh slate of a new year, the bloat of holidays past and the intent to make good on promises to oneself. Evolution through resolution. Before Christmas, I'd attended a talk organised by London&rsquo;s Museum of Architecture&nbsp;entitled &ldquo;Alternative Careers in Architecture,&rdquo; with guest speakers Chris Romer-Lee, director and co-founder of Studio Octopi&nbsp;and Carl Turner of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/83073930/carl-turner-architects" target="_blank">Carl Turner Architects</a>. The event was a perfect opportunity for reflection on career progress, work-life management and future ambitions &ndash; the main points of which are served up here, in three parts.</p>