Design review was set up to be a democratic process.
Anyone can do it - it shouldn't be seen to be 'exclusive' to the Prince or CABE. In fact most architects should be able to organise one having been to architecture school. There is a manual on how to do it http://www.cabe.org.uk/publications/design-review-principles-and-practice
TAPTA needs to do their homework. The level of qualification varies country by country in the EU. In many countries student architects need to do 'something' post part two- it's not necessarily automatic. Generally, qualification is not a function of time per se but by the curriculum itself.
At the part 2 level in the UK, students do not yet have the level of skill required to administer a contract. Doing an MArch in digital modelling does not prove this knowledge.
There needs to be an overhaul of the system here, but not to give architects such as Paul McGrath a qualification (which he is not entitled to.) The architecture professional curriculum needs to be much more relevant and cost-effective in teaching students the vital skills required to be a proficient and capable architect.
I confirm JH's comment - This is NOT the world's first masters degree combining the two. There are several in the US, including Washington University's Master of Architecture and MBA programme (they also do a combined programme with Construction Management.)
Do we really need any more iconobuildings? I thought the recession would have wiped them out (or at least helped us a bit.) This new Tesco building is the same as the rest just full of more of the obvious gimmicks. Tesco is missing trick though - how about designing a new logo (which appears to be subsuming 25% of the building?) It would be a much better use of money - and a little easier on the eye.
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Hopefully it feels better on the inside than it looks on the outside.
Energy efficient does not necessarily mean sustainable, or attractive!
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