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5 minutes with… Phil Kentish, partner, Bidwells


Phil Kentish tells Building about his manicured lawn, being a labourer and what London building he wished he’d help fit-out.

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5 minutes with… Clare Wildfire, global practice leader for cities, Mott MacDonald


Clare Wildfire tells Building about Abu Dhabi’s Louvre, her rockstar past and the Cistermiser.


5 minutes with… John Puttick, director, John Puttick Associates


John Puttick tells Building about Ken Shuttleworth’s wise words, Preston bus station and Renzo Piano


5 minutes with… Richard Claxton, chair, Pellings


Richard Claxton tells us about a mug from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tradespeople and openness

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5 minutes with… Russell Whitehead, director, Robert Bird Group

2019-12-13T06:00:00+00:00By Russell Whitehead

Russell Whitehead tells Building about diesel fumes, patience and why he dislikes 22 Bishopsgate.

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5 minutes with… Matthew Dunn, director, Paragon Building Consultancy

2019-12-06T06:00:00+00:00By Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn tells Building about restoring listed buildings, the Shard, and a vintage American watch.


5 minutes with… John Avery, director, LOM architecture and design

2019-11-29T06:00:00+00:00By John Avery

John Avery tells Building about art deco, procrastination, and a black Blüthner piano

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5 minutes with… Dexter Moren, director, Dexter Moren Associates

2019-11-26T06:00:00+00:00By Dexter Moren

Dexter Moren tells Building about South Africa, seafood, and Stansted airport

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5 minutes with… Andrew Henderson, executive director, UK buildings, Ramboll

2019-11-15T06:00:00+00:00By Andrew Henderson

Andrew Henderson tells Building about film-making, decompressing, and robots

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5 minutes with… Angus Bruce, principal and head of landscape architecture, Hassell Studio

2019-11-12T06:00:00+00:00By Angus Bruce

Angus Bruce tells Building about tech literacy, watching your projects mature, and wishful thinking

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5 minutes with… Francesca Sharkey, development manager, Qatari Diar

2019-11-01T06:00:00+00:00By Francesca Sharkey

Francesca Sharkey tells Building about Swiss spas, a love of creating beautiful things, and a capacity for listening


5 minutes with… Gavin Hale-Brown, founder of Henley Halebrown Architects

2019-10-28T09:56:00+00:00By Gavin Hale-Brown

Gavin Hale-Brown tells Building about a cemetery in Italy, getting dirty to make buildings work, and being a secret artist


5 minutes with… Lilla Smith, director of architecture and design at Macklowe Properties

2019-10-21T05:00:00+01:00By Lilla Smith

Lilla Smith tells Building about the New York property industry, loving Lego and the challenges of apartment design


5 minutes with… Christina Leafe, building design practice director, Atkins

2019-10-15T12:17:00+01:00By Christina Leafe

Christina Leafe tells Building about south Wales developments, One World Trade Center, and Olympic athletes


5 minutes with… Lucy Howard, director, Turner & Townsend

2019-10-08T05:00:00+01:00By Lucy Howard

Lucy Howard tells Building about Bank station, Formula One factories, and knitting

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5 minutes with… David Hills, head of workplace, Purcell

2019-09-20T05:00:00+01:00By David Hills

David Hills tells Building about looking on the funny side, Palermo and his favourite pair of shades

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5 minutes with… Tony Barton, chairman, Donald Insall Associates

2019-09-13T05:00:00+01:00By Tony Barton

Tony Barton tells Building about having his glass half-full, dry stone walling, and The Clash


5 minutes with… Anni Folan-White, partner and building services engineer at Ingleton Wood

2019-09-03T05:00:00+01:00By Anni Folan-White

Anni Folan-White tells Building about U-boats, the Scottish Parliament and Moules

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5 minutes with… Tom Venner, commercial development director, HS2

2019-08-23T09:59:00+01:00By Tom Venner

Tom Venner tells Building about Euston, impatience and steak-frites


5 minutes with… John Robertson, founder and director, John Robertson Architects

2019-07-26T05:00:00+01:00By John Robertson

John Robertson tells Building about painting, kite surfing and modern art