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Flying around twitter… “Architecture is the most socially exclusive profession in the UK, ahead of law, medicine and accountancy, according to research by the Cabinet Office… Documents released by the Cabinet Office’s panel for Fair Access to the Professions show it costs more to qualify as an architect — over £60,000 — than any other profession. The panel also found newly qualified architects earned just over £20,000 a year, one of the lowest starting salaries in the professions.” BD Online

And yet they still line up. In an article last year, Building Design reported a large escalation in architecture enrolments from earlier in the decade. Not accompanied by an increase in resources though. Former Architectural Association professor Tim Ronalds comments , “this is factory farming and it is likely to produce tasteless chicken.”

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Posted by Peter on 30.06.09 in  and 

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Architecture & Design followed-up this story with an Aussie twist. “But, in Australia, a historic strong trend for part-time education that has previously helped create a “broad”, “not particularly elitist” profession has changed for the worse, a leading Sydney architect has said…”
http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/article/Architecture-not-for-the-hoi-polloi/486587.aspx

by Doris Maresy on 1 July 09 ·#

Textile help first then

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