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Chicago – confounding perceptions

Chicago – confounding perceptions

Walking around down-town Chicago recently reinforced from me the age-old adage about not judging the book by the cover. In today’s fast-paced and always on society I wonder if we are forced to take a very superficial view of life and how we can work? Having spent a...
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – a beacon towards the future?

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – a beacon towards the future?

  As part of a recent fact finding trip to Dubai, I had the opportunity to visit the world’s tallest building –  Burj Khalifa..  I wanted to build my understanding of place making in this part of the world.  Looking out over this city from the 152nd...

New Office Paradigms @ Ecobuild 2014 – the Consumer Perspective

Yesterday, I contributed to a debate hosted byEcobuild 2014 on the topic of – “Is back to basics the office of the future?” The panel consisted of:  a developer, Derwent; an architect, AHMM and an academic,Royal College of Art.  I had the privilege of joining this...