Royal Institute of British Architects launches a report explaining that 'design is not some kind of luxury.'

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July 18, 2011 — London Writer: David Plaisant

Architects, perhaps more than any other design professionals in Britain, have had a rough ride lately. Not only have commissions large or small been hard to find, but in mid-2010 education secretary Michael Gove accused architects of “creaming off cash” under the Labour government’s much-lauded Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

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