All change

I doubt if many who voted in the EU referendum were thinking about Building Regulations, or even about the EU Drinking Water Directive or the prospects for UK architects in the EU (although it was interesting how many of those in this year’s AJ100 saw that as their prime market).

I doubt if many who voted in the EU referendum were thinking about Building Regulations, or even about the EU Drinking Water Directive or the prospects for UK architects in the EU (although it was interesting how many of those in this year’s AJ100 saw that as their prime market). Referenda are either about intensely personal issues (how will my family fare financially?) or about gut feelings and emotion. But over the next few years there will be changes that affect every aspect of the business of architecture.

Good or bad for the UK architectural scene? That is probably a debate we should have in 10 years’ time. But it will certainly be interesting. Possibly in the manner of that old Chinese curse, ‘May you live in interesting times.’ Let’s hope not.

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