any architects on here?
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?Posted 8 years ago
I’m an architect 😐 I ride bikes 🙂 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?Posted 8 years ago
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 🙂Posted 8 years agoRichie_BSubscriber
I’m an architect (and since last week I have a job that extends beyond the end of the month) 😀
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).Posted 8 years agoJ0NMember
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.Posted 8 years ago
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”Posted 8 years agostonemonkeyMember
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. 😀Posted 8 years ago
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”Posted 8 years agogrizzlygusMember
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.Posted 8 years ago
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.
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.Posted 8 years ago
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