International conference "Impact by Design"; Recalling Frank: Better Late than Never: Can we have a positive impact on the architectural profession ?

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NOTE: The abstract was submitted and accepted by the peer review panel, the associated conference "Impact by Design" Brussels, Belgium was attended - and Alan Jones presented and gained feedback on how to complete the paper for submission. 
Unfortunately, Prof Johann Verbeke, leader of the conference died later that year - and an "in memoria" conference publication was created in 2018 with a number of local contributors and some new local ones.  Unfortunately Alan Jones was not contacted about contributing to this publication.

https://arch.kuleuven.be/english/news/newsarchive/in-memoriam-professor-johan-verbeke 
The writings of Francis (Frank) Duffy, co-founder of international practice DEGW, on architectural education, research and practice are almost forgotten and very much under-appreciated. The book “Architectural Knowledge: The Idea of a Profession” (1998) by Francis Duffy and Les Hutton is a storehouse of advice on the potentially mutual supportive relationship between practice, education and research, with the ultimate goal of a better understood, appreciated and impactful profession. The two authors, Jones (Queen’s University Belfast & RIBA Vice President (Education)) and Gloster (RIBA Director of Education) believe recalling Duffy is timely and valuable as they progress the conclusion of the RIBA Review of Architectural Education during 2017. Frank Duffy was unusual in his time, being an architect in practice (DEGW) with a PhD from Princeton, but it was him becoming President of the RIBA that he applied his research in practice skills and insights to the well-being and future status of the architectural profession. Duffy’s writings were so prophetic and reviewing them, appreciating and celebrating them will give an opportunity for a wider audience to come to appreciate Duffy and for his advice to be recalled and acted upon. Better late than never.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 07 Apr 2017

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