All Building Buys a Pint articles – Page 5

  • Building buys a pint … for Buro Happold
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    Building buys a pint … for Buro Happold

    2008-11-28T00:00:00Z

    A Scotsman, a Welshman and an Irishwoman walk into a pub …

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    Building buys potatoes…for Kanvas Interiors

    2008-11-21T00:00:00Z

    If Louise Frostick were ever to meet Jarvis Cocker, it’s fair to assume they wouldn’t get on, at least not on the subject of interior decor.

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    Building buys a pint … for Whitelaw Turkington

    2008-11-14T00:00:00Z

    “Did you hear about that French guy who got his hand stuck down the toilet today?” Ian Turkington announces before I’ve even sat down. Wow, this is going to be an interesting night.

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    Building buys a pint … for Whitelaw Turkington

    2008-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Chosen venue: The Prince of Wales, Kennington, South London Ambience: Cosy cricket lovers’ pub near Paddy Ashdown’s home Topics: Credit crunch denial, meeting Jonathan Ross, tartan vs plaid ...

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    Building buys a margarita … for Stantec

    2008-10-31T00:00:00Z

    “‘Rubbish.’ That’s such a great English word. So much better than ‘trash’,” says Eric through a mouthful of guacamole. “Ru-bbish. Ru-bbish.”

  • Building buys a pint … for Verry Construction
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    Building buys a pint … for Verry Construction

    2008-10-24T00:00:00Z

    The Stirling prize is clearly not what it used to be for Verry Construction. Two days after it was announced that Feilden Clegg Bradley had won UK architecture’s top prize for a housing scheme in Cambridge, the team at Verry is reminiscing fondly about last year’s award.

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    Building buys a pint … for Sheppard Robson

    2008-10-17T00:00:00Z

    Camden is usually a good place to spot celebrities, be it Amy Winehouse or the Mighty Boosh.

  • Building buys a pint for Faber Maunsell
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    Building buys a pint … for Faber Maunsell

    2008-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Chosen watering hole: Ye Olde Mitre, Ambience: Tucked-away 16th-century hidey hole, Topics: Beer, pubs, pub games, the difficulty of remembering nursery rhymes, Drinks drunk: 9 pints of Adnams, 10 pints of Oakhams, 2 pints of Deuchars IPA, 7 pints of Exmoor gold

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    Building buys a pint … for rightmove.co.uk

    2008-10-03T00:00:00Z

    When I meet Miles Shipside, commercial director at Rightmove.co.uk, he seems like he needs a drink. We meet in the (kind of) splendour of Newport’s Celtic Manor hotel complex, the chosen venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup.

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    Building buys a pint … for Elementa Consulting

    2008-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Chosen venue: The George, Borough High Street Ambience: Olde Worlde pub crowded with not so olde worlde afterwork drinkers Topics: sustainable pubs, softball and water divining Drinks: 7 pints of Guinness, 4.5 pints of bitter, 1 pint of Fosters, a half of Becks, 2 white wines

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    Building buys a pint … for Bompas & Parr

    2008-09-19T00:00:00Z

    It’s a Thursday night, I’m in Dalston, and I’m scared. The “architectural food curators” Bompas & Parr have brought me to an Egyptian ballroom in the middle of east London, stuck a fez on my head and popped a miracle berry in my mouth.

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    Building buys a pint … for The Edukators

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Chosen watering hole: Five & Lime, Guildford Ambience: Bohemian student cocktail bar Topics: BSF, bonding and the blues. Drinks drunk: 4 pints of San Miguel lager, 2 pints San Miguel shandy, 2 glasses of white wine

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    Building buys a pint for … Parsons Brinckerhoff

    2008-09-05T00:00:00Z

    Forget hard drinking, this group’s main concern is how to outdo last week’s Building Buys a Pint lot in the glamour stakes. Given that they were on a yacht and we are on a London street on a greyish evening, this seems a tricky task.

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    Building buys a pint … for Cornhill construction

    2008-08-29T00:00:00Z

    It’s still summer in London, just about, but it goes without saying that it’s raining. As the team from Cornhill trudge into All Bar One on New Oxford Street sporting skin tones ranging from subtly bronzed to lobster chic, it’s clear they’ve not spent all of the past three months ...

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    Building buys a pint … for Modus

    2008-08-08T00:00:00Z

    Chosen watering hole: The Greencoat Boy, Victoria. Ambience: Grimy but friendly – and mercifully air-conditioned – city boozer Topics: Love among the sandwiches, oestrogen in the water and the Frisbee family Drinks Drunk: 6 gin and tonics, 4 pints of Amstell, 3 pints of Heineken, 3 glasses of white wine ...

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    Building buys a pint for KBC Peel Hunt

    2008-08-01T00:00:00Z

    Chosen watering hole: The Gallery pub in the City Ambience: The handful of stockbrokers not on a foreign beach ...

  • Building buys a pint ... for Magyar Marsoni architects
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    Building buys a pint … for Magyar Marsoni architects

    2008-07-25T00:00:00Z

    Chosen watering hole: The Devonshire Arms, Kensington Ambience: Wealthy locals and stray American tourists Topics of conversation: Italian design, cycling, kidnapping, the London bombings Drinks drunk: 12.5 bottles of Birra Moretti, one bottle of Peroni

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    Building buys a pint … for John Doyle

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    Chosen watering hole: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Ambience: Rambling spit’n’sawdust joint for the not-quite-in-the-City worker Topics of conversation: Yorkshire, the Moseley trial, the housing market, the rest of the market Drinks drunk: 10 pints bitter, 4 pints lager, 2 glasses red wine, 6 glasses white wine, 3 cokes

  • Building buys a pint... for Inbuilt Consulting
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    Building buys a pint … for Inbuilt Consulting

    2008-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Chosen watering hole: The Paper Mill, Apsley, Hertfordshire Ambience: Pleasant faux-country pub by a canal Topics: How to salvage Paul’s architectural agricultural endeavours, and sunflower envy Drinks drunk: 5 pints of ale, 2 pints of lager, 3 white wines, 3 red wines, mineral water, glass of tonic

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    Building buys a pint … for Atkins, Shanghai

    2008-07-04T00:00:00Z

    Paul Rice associate director, Atkins Shanghai Stuart Macdonald, Building … and 20 drunken Australian embassy staff and guests