Amanda Levete: architects should be more entrepreneurial

Amanda Levete at the press launch of her V&A Exhibition Road Quarter

AL_A chief says profession ought to move into some of the space occupied by developers

Amanda Levete has spoken of her belief that architects should take a more proactive role in the development process, identifying their own sites and writing their own briefs.

The architect, who won the Stirling Prize in 1999 for the Lords Media Centre, designed by her then practice Future Systems, said the profession needed to be less reactive and more self-starting.

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