Creaming off cash? Architects respond to the axing of BSF

Friday 30 July 2010

Earlier this month, the government controversially decided to axe the £55 billion Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, asserting that the programme was inflexible and complex, and that it is 'more important to invest in high-quality teaching, and high-quality teachers, than it is to invest in architect-designed landmark buildings'.

To conclude our focus on education this month, NLA invited a series of design professionals to discuss what value good school design can bring, and how the profession might move forward to facilitate good school design in the future. Speakers included Sunand Prasad of Penoyre and Prasad, Peter Maxwell from CABE, Jonathan Ellis-Miller of EllisMiller Architects, Mark Wilkinson of Hoare Lea, Ben Marston of Jestico + Whiles, Ben Gibson, of AHMM and Joanna van Heyningen of van Heyningen and Haward Architects.  

You can listen to a podcast of the event from the World Architecture News website by clicking here.

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