I was recently approached by one of my clients whose web designers had recommended they put all their product information resources, brochures, handbooks, technical data sheets etc., behind a registration process and make it accessible to registered users only. Here is my response. Putting downloads, product information and other resources behind a pay wall of some kind (whether […]
I was delighted to hear that the Renault Distribution Centre (now known as Spectrum) in Swindon, designed by Foster + Partners and completed in 1983, three years before I began my architectural studies, has been listed by Ed Vaizey under the advice of English Heritage. When I was an architecture student this piece of High-Tech […]
On Friday afternoon I’ll be live blogging the Honest Buildings debate about Architects and the Internet that I mentioned in my post last week. It’s a small, exclusive event as far as the venue is concerned, at the Open Data Institute, where Honest Buildings are based in the UK. But we expect it to be […]
Where are you now?
Yesterday I was able to attend the Constructing Excellence in Essex event at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. The event was entitled Better Skills for Better Business, you can see the flier for the event here, but I wanted to post today about Liz Lake and her attitude to staff. Liz Lake is a Landscape […]
Yesterday I was in London for some meetings (more about them another time) and I was able to go along to an event organised by Bernie Mitchell in the evening at which Don Ward, CEO of Constructing Excellence, gave a talk entitled ‘Never Waste a Good Crisis’ – a great slogan borrowed from the Obama […]
Many people who run businesses aren’t in it because they love it, and they aren’t constantly motivated to change things for the better. Why should they if it is working? It is only when other pressures force a reassessment that they start looking at their business practices in more depth. And that’s when things get […]
A look at who has written officially about what architects do, and a guide to working out how to write an elevator pitch for a particular target client.
The RIBA Linkedin group has been hosting an interesting discussion thread called ‘Re-Educating Clients’ over the last few months in which I have been participating. You can see it by clicking the link above (but you need to join the group and be a member of Linkedin). It is a fascinating discussion with a great […]
On Thursday the RIBA issued a press release, RIBA President Ruth Reed takes action to tackle student hardship and low pay, which set out proposals to deal with financial hardship amongst architecture students, graduates and young practitioners.
The proposals include: