Archinect - Features 2018-08-21T20:00:27-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150013024/brexit-diaries-neven-sidor-of-grimshaw-19-june-2017 Brexit Diaries: Neven Sidor of Grimshaw, 19 June 2017 Neven Sidor 2017-06-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T14:26:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/faavq12uvwl3ny7h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>&ldquo;They need us more than we need them&rdquo;. My blood boils when I hear this delusional nonsense repeated by politicians who should know better. It doesn&rsquo;t matter how many cars Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and BMW sell into the UK, they sell a hell of a lot more to the rest of the world, and let&rsquo;s not forget that 44.6% of our trade is with the EU. The Brexit negotiations will dispel some of these fantasies and highlight our reduced place in the world. The UK will be poorer, smaller and, I fear, meaner.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150003726/globe-trotting-designers Globe Trotting Designers Peter Murray 2017-04-24T04:16:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bv/bve3duiajc92c0mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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> https://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 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cjmstf47iunc2v4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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> https://archinect.com/features/article/149997921/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-20-march-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 20 March 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-03-20T07:25:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j2/j2zsj1qpio5lnu15.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I am writing&nbsp;this month's&nbsp;Brexit Blog at MIPIM, the annual international property conference. The bill to leave received Royal Assent during the week with ironic timing. MIPIM is a good opportunity to find out about the real drivers of the property market and study changes&nbsp;post referendum.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149993803/small-studio-snapshots-kirkwood-mccarthy Small Studio Snapshots: Kirkwood McCarthy Ellen Hancock 2017-02-27T12:09:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iskkv1zodrkjhyq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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> https://archinect.com/features/article/149993410/brexit-diaries-andrew-whalley-of-grimshaw-27-february-2017 Brexit Diaries: Andrew Whalley of Grimshaw, 27 February 2017 Andrew Whalley 2017-02-27T01:00:00-05:00 >2017-03-10T13:01:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6g30dbuz5m4mbn9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As Theresa May prepares to invoke Article 50 before the imminent March 2017 deadline, the UK Government are on the lookout for new economic partnerships to bolster the country&rsquo;s long term financial position.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149991760/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-14-february-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 14 February 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-02-14T05:00:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T17:12:44-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/30/30s04lpohi7i4bbl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I am writing this en-route to Australia where we are trying to win our biggest project to date. So I&rsquo;m in a particularly - but not unusual - optimistic mood. I sense more optimism around generally following the PM&rsquo;s long awaited speech spelling out our Brexit aims and also her visit to USA.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149986212/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-13-january-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 13 January 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-01-13T03:28:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sn/snphhruiavjepi76.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With 2 months to go before Article 50 is enacted we are no nearer knowing what Brexit means.</p><p>Obviously the Government is not likely to reveal details which might undermine their negotiating position but it would be well advised to outline its objectives and strategy. A statement has been promised but is now well overdue.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149981665/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-7-december-2016 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 7 December 2016 Chris Williamson 2016-12-07T04:45:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/db3657guldw104hw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I remember standing stunned in a state of disbelief and despair outside 10 Downing Street in May 1979 amongst a cheering throng of enthusiastic supporters watching Margaret Thatcher appear as the new Prime Minister. As Jeremy Thorpe the Liberal leader awaiting trial at the Old Bailey said at the time "I am horrified. She makes Ted Heath look like a moderate.&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149979717/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-23-november-2016 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 23 November 2016 Chris Williamson 2016-11-23T04:20:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:43:38-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6p8hung9u1dnvdhn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>When I started to write this monthly update about the impact of the referendum result I thought we would all soon run out of things to say and the 2-3 year process would be tedious. Far from it. This month there have for me been four standout issues.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149974557/to-hire-the-best-in-the-world-post-brexit-trade-and-immigration-are-top-concerns To Hire 'the Best in the World' Post-Brexit, Trade and Immigration Are Top Concerns Chris Williamson 2016-10-25T02:56:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1by1y14oec1v1f9v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners" target="_blank">a previous article</a> I wrote about the Brexit referendum, I concluded by saying it could be the crowning achievement of a long and glorious reign for Elizabeth II. I would like to be clear: I voted to remain in the European Union.</p> https://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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/263exnqn9akss7nx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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> https://archinect.com/features/article/149960251/brexit-vote-was-due-to-a-loss-of-identity-more-than-anything-else-op-ed-by-alan-penn-dean-of-the-bartlett-faculty-of-the-built-environment Brexit vote was due to "a loss of identity more than anything else" – op-ed by Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment Alan Penn 2016-07-30T06:19:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ck/ckwkem6an5h93jfc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As an architect and an optimist, I am hopeful that the chaos in Britain triggered by the Brexit referendum may be accompanied by yet another great age of creative invention.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners Brexit exposed a Britain divided, and architects must now "redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation." – op-ed by Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson + Partners Chris Williamson 2016-07-15T01:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nf/nf34i263kwu9s4y9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I was in New York at the time of the Brexit vote. I found out the result at two in the morning and was incredibly disappointed, but not surprised.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher Brexit: a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity – op-ed by Patrik Schumacher Patrik Schumacher 2016-07-08T04:02:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mp/mpjjh1pjzzk9w42w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I have very little in common with the arguments of the Leave Campaign, and in particular reject the anti-immigration thrust of the Campaign. However, I welcome Brexit as offering an enhanced ability and chance to experiment with new policies that dare more economic freedom.</p>