Recently appointed Paul Keogh, President of the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) for 2010 – 2011 thinks that in the current economy its all about “survival, renewal and recovery – not just for architects, but for Ireland as a whole”. His mantra is that “architecture matters”, so he’ll be talking to government and local authorities, other professions and the public about “why it matters and how important it is to get things right”. His statements were reported in a recent interview with the Irish Times – ‘Good design must be central to economic recovery’
The article about Paul Keogh’s ideas for Irish architecture is an interesting and inspiring read and capped of with an interesting statement.
The RIAI’s new president also maintains that the idea of “starchitects” travelling the globe to design “iconic” buildings “died with the credit crunch and the collapse of Lehman’s in September 2008”.
Read more of the article at the [SOURCE: Irish Times - 'Good design must be central to economic recovery']