Category Archives: Journal

Big words, big ideals

Purpose, values, vision, narrative… These are all words that get bandied about, but why are they important, how do they...

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Chuffed to bits

Here are George & James (aka Simon Drayson and Darren Leach) and I looking very pleased with ourselves at the...

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Another shot at the Archiboo Awards

I’m going off to London today – something I don’t do nearly as often as I used to – because...

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A risky thing – and a return to the out-of-office reply

I did a risky thing this summer – I didn’t use an out-of-office reply. Apparently, it was much better to...

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Good question?

An FAQ about FAQs: are they a good thing to have on your website or not? I used to think...

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An Alternative Guide to the RIBA Work Stages

A question for all architects out there: do you love the RIBA Plan of Work but know that your clients...

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A brick of a book

I’ve been carrying New Architects 4 up and down the stairs for the last week, but that’s not something I...

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Images and words – pitching one against the other

Tanisha Raffiudin and I spent Wednesday lunchtime running a storytelling workshop hosted by Women in Architecture. We had a lot...

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How to tell a great story about architecture – in words and images

Telling great stories is one of the best ways of winning clients, changing minds, and sparking conversation. But if you...

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Jargon is a strange thing

I think of jargon as a kind of ‘short-cut between colleagues’ – something we lean on when we've said something...

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Word-tinkering: my two-week challenge

It’s funny how often people whose business is communication – and I’m really talking about myself here – can’t quite...

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A place to hang out?

I’ve always been a LinkedIn sceptic, posting only reluctantly and sporadically. But yesterday I posted something about how much I...

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