Alan Dunlop quits Glasgow to focus on Liverpool studio and education
May 25 2016children's home in Maryhill.
Instead Dunlop will be heading south to focus on his Liverpool office in addition to positions as visiting professor at both Liverpool University’s School of Architecture and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen.
Dunlop told Urban Realm: “I’m splitting my time between Liverpool, London (where I' m helping to set up a new department) and Aberdeen.
“Education is, for me, where the most interesting work is being done in architecture, that retains any sense of critical engagement. I've not given up on practice but have lost faith in public procurement in Scotland, have given up PQQ's, ridiculous fee bids and pointless interviews. I can't get my fees low enough for commercial work.
“I withdrew from East Park because the value engineering was damaging the project, the QS wanted to make 500,000 quid deductions on the budget after planning submission, that seems to be how things are done these days. 360 Architects stepped in, they're building it now from my design. I now have an office in Liverpool and have set up a new studio here at my home, so no need to keep an office going in Glasgow.”
Dunlop established his studio at James Morrison Street in Glasgow's Merchant City back in 2010 following the dissolution of gm+ad architects.
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