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Wednesday26 November 2014

AS BD reaches its 40th birthday we look back at the best and worst moments of the last four decades.

The Seventies

National Theatre

That 70s show

24 April 2012

Was the 70s really a grim decade - BD readers give their view

Foster Associates’  Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts

Let the good times roll: 1970s

14 September 2010

My last leader as editor of BD was written in May 1979. “I took over shortly after the three-day week,” I wrote, “and followed the profession into the abyss of the worst slump since the 1930s.”

Michael Manser with the Pattern of English Building by Alec Clifton-Taylor.

From drawing boards to debt: Michael Manser

14 September 2010

Michael Manser looks back at a career spanning more than five decades

The Eighties

Stirling/Wilford Clore Gallery at the Tate.

Let the good times roll: 1980s

15 September 2010

The decade marked a shift towards hi-tech and post-modernism, and the intervention of royalty

John Lyall

From drawing boards to debt: John Lyall

15 September 2010

John Lyall ruminates on how the architect’s role has changed since the 1980s

Zaha and Thatcher - 1984

From the archive: the 1980s

15 September 2010

BD trawls through the image archives decade by decade.

The Nineties

Media centre at Lord’s cricket ground, by Future Systems (1999).

Let the good times roll: 1990s

16 September 2010

Britain came out of recession with lottery projects helping establish new confidence

Polly Damen

From drawing boards to debt: Polly Damen

16 September 2010

Assael’s associate director on working abroad during a recession and how the attitude to female architects has changed.

Ralph Erskine - 1991

From the archive: the 1990s

16 September 2010

BD trawls through the image archives decade by decade.

Fat’s New Islington social housing in Manchester (2006)

Let the good times roll: 2000s

17 September 2010

As a new century began, everyone wanted an icon, but most public buildings were lumbered with PFI

Harri Williams-Jones

From drawing boards to debt: Harri Williams-Jones

17 September 2010

In the final installment in our series, architecture student Williams-Jones talks about facing a future in architecture

Cambridge protest - 2004

From the archive: the 2000s

17 September 2010

BD trawls through the image archives decade by decade.

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