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  • Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Lots…..

    cynic-al
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    they all ride fixies

    willy
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    im studying architecture, was just wondering if any of you biker lot were architects?

    The Beard
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    Where are you studying?

    I’d keep studying for a while. There’s not much going on out there right now, it’s brutal.

    RudeBoy
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    aP off here is. In fact, he built the entire London Underground*.

    *This is possibly a slight exaggeration. He is a real architect, however, and has worked on some projects on the Underground, I understand. He certainly seems to know his stuff, I have to say.

    Now, where is he?

    TandemJeremy
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    Come the revolution they will all be exiled – along with lawyers and telephone sanitisers

    aP
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    waves!
    I’m an architect 😐 I ride bikes πŸ™‚ sometimes I also do work 😯
    I know quite a few architects that cycle, about half my office does for a start.

    willy – where are you studying?

    RB – I think you may have exaggerated somewhat!

    TJ – I’ve just realised I was going to send you a name re: your renovation works, do you still need that?

    TandemJeremy
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    aP – ta please. I am going to have to report the architect for making unauthorised alterations to a listed building.

    Its all very complex with 15 joint owners but if the other owners agree we will refuse to pay part of the bill as there have been many alterations done against historic Scotland advice and that he had no authority to authorise.

    You must be that unheard of thing – a helpful and competent architect πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Baldysquirt
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    TJ, I’m sure there are more of us than you think.

    Hi, My name’s Paul and I’m an Architect. There, I’ve said it.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Hi, My name’s Paul and I’m an Architect. There, I’ve said it.

    Recovering or in remission? πŸ˜‰

    TandemJeremy
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    Sorry guys – I am rather embittered in that 3 times I have had to use architects and each time they were frankly incompetent. I am sure there must be good ones out there just a shame I ain’t met any

    RudeBoy
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    You need to employ some London Architects, TJ. Much better than yer Scottish ones.

    Rubbish:

    Not rubbish:

    Premier Icon Richie_B
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    I’m an architect (and since last week I have a job that extends beyond the end of the month) πŸ˜€

    Its a controllable habit as long as you make sure it doesn’t creep into your weekends

    Don’t get the bit about fixies (although there is always room for another bike in the shed) most of the architects I know who ride are definitely into the techno multiple linkage gismo side of bikes (and Ti when it can be had on the cheap). Two other MTB and Darkside riding members of the practice (There are only four of us).

    Premier Icon theginjaninja
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    Yep, another one here. Hopefully a good and helpful one.

    Not a great profession to be in.

    There’s lots of good architects and lots of bad ones. Like anything really.

    Premier Icon mustard
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    RB he was Spanish!

    J0N
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    I’m 1 quarter Architect:
    Part 1 Educated. Hated Uni.
    Did a couple of years as assistant.
    Currently a CAD/technician/Designer/IT help/general assistance for a small Interior design company.

    I ride a single speed (roadrat), a currently disassembled hardtail and a multi-link FS mtb.

    aP
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    I think that MTT is one of the brothers as well.

    TandemJeremy
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    Rudeboy – have you seen the scotrs parliament building in the flesh? I rather like it although it does have some issues. At least it is not bland pastiche of modern brutalist

    Architects are awful.

    They play at masterplanning and layouts and then leave all the problems and actual “making it work” to people who actually know what they’re doing i.e. proper engineers.

    IMO

    πŸ˜‰

    Aye up Andy :waves:

    Premier Icon theginjaninja
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    Yeah, engineers are brilliant. M+E engineers less so.

    The Beard
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    I am an architect. I ride lots of different bikes.

    Engineers are bloody awful, bunch of lazy buggers who can’t draw.

    IMO
    πŸ˜‰

    TandemJeremy
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    I have had dealings with two structural engineers both of whom were numpties a well – one said a wall was load bearing when it clearly wasn’t ( we proved it to him by stripping the ceiling so he could see there was nothing above it or resting on it) and one said the dangerous stone rot and movement in a part of my building that is now subject to a serious reconstruction was “just frost cracking”

    Premier Icon postierich
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    I ride with 5 architects/designers **** me they are slow on the trails and they mostly ride poncy carbon.

    aP
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    I might be slow, but I’ll be damned if I’m riding plastic.

    I don’t mind engineers (well, when I say this I mean some of them), but what really gets me are project planners – all that Primavera stuff (the pay’s good though which is nice for them)

    Premier Icon theginjaninja
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    Riding carbon?

    Eugh.. aggressive XC freeride lite is what you need after a week at work.

    Premier Icon fenboy
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    I’m an architect too, no carbon either!

    willy i’d give up the training as there’s chuff all work and when you do finally finish and qualify you’ll end up dealing with folk like TJ most of the time and getting paid chuff all for it!

    anjs
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    I am an Enterprise Architect but I don’t think that counts…

    stonemonkey
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    Ooh so what do you architects think about the scottish parliment building then? I thought it was a brilliant building with great finishing/ interior but i am lead to believe there was a slight problem with the budget as someone started to build it before they had finished designing it. πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon theginjaninja
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    and due to “Starchitects” πŸ™‚

    they all ride fixies

    and drive Saabs 😳

    aP
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    Most of the ones I work with drive VWs or variants thereof, except for me.

    I’ve not yet seen the Scottish Parliament in the flesh as it were.

    i am lead to believe there was a slight problem with the budget as someone started to build it before they had finished designing it.

    LOL. My version was “clients who can’t stop changing their minds”

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    they all ride fixies

    and drive Saabs [:oops:]

    And wear black polo necks?

    aP
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    I try and wear my “One **** speed” t-shirt at least once a week, although I have to be careful about wearing it to client meetings.

    RudeBoy
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    aP wears Rapha. Proof that architects are rich, and evil.

    I can barely afford LiDL. πŸ™

    grizzlygus
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    You must be that unheard of thing – a helpful and competent architect………..I have had dealings with two structural engineers both of whom were numpties a well

    You sound like a complete nightmare mate. I’m amazed that you actually manage to find anyone who is prepared to deal with you 😯

    Although I’m equally amazed that you should ‘seek professional advice’ ……… you clearly know it all.

    aP
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    Quality counts old boy, quality counts.
    Got a meeting in town tomorrow – cheeky half?

    GG- remember TJ is from the People’s Republic.

    RudeBoy
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    grizzly- don’t be nasty.

    aP; I’m going to be going to the Nat Hist with me mum, hopefully. Could meet, I spose. Depends on what part of London you’ll be in.

    grizzlygus
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    How am I being nasty RudeBoy ? Of course TJ is being very ‘polite’ about architects & structural engineers 😯

    If I had a client like that I’d tell him to go and **** himself.

    …..which is probably one of the reasons why I’m not a ‘business person’ πŸ™„

    RudeBoy
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    Eh? What’s he done wrong? From what he’s told us, seems he’s got every right to be pissed off!

    And he has admitted being bitter.

    You’re just mean and nasty. Why can’t you be more like me, and be nice to everyone?

    TandemJeremy
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    Guys – I did try to make it clear I was being tongue in cheek.

    I will tell you why I have distrust.
    Architect 1) Insisted on their chosen finish for the outside of an extension and threatened to resign if they did’t get their way. This meant the outside finish of the extension did not match the rest of the house. Finished plans had the only lights at one end of the extension above a 1 1/2 story stairwell so difficult to change and no lighting at the other end. Inisted on a staircase arrangement that wasted space.

    Architect 2
    Despite being given drawings by me of what I wanted had to redo the plans 3 times because he kept altering components of the kitchen. All he had to do was put the stuff where I wanted it but he didn’t. got the spec for the internal cladding of the walls wrong – I built to his spec and and then found out from building control that it was not correct.

    Archtect 3) – appointed by the council to oversee renovations on the listed building where I now live. Wanted to remove original lantern lights ( skylights) from the roof that were a nice feature and replace them with single pane UPVC units. When I asked him about listed building consent he said ” not needed as it can’t be seen from the street” I contacted historic Scotland and the planning dept and they forced him to put replicas of the original on. They are still not right and will, along with around 10 other issues, be reported as breech of planning/ listed building consent.

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