5 Minutes With...

James Taylor

5 minutes with … James Taylor at Woods Bagot


James Taylor on running a London studio through covid

P Fliny

5 minutes with … Peter Flint at Aecom


Peter Flint on how modular buildings have changed out of all recognition

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5 minutes with … Richard Waterhouse at NBS


Richard Waterhouse on the digital revolution and embracing change

Oliver Bayliss, BGY

5 minutes with… Oliver Bayliss, director at Buckley Gray Yeoman

2020-05-08T05:00:00+01:00By Oliver Bayliss

Oliver Bayliss tells Building about inspiration in Hong Kong, architects as mediators and how the 2008 recession seems less of a big deal now


5 minutes with… Alistair Barr, chair at Barr Gazetas

2020-05-01T15:56:00+01:00By Alistair Barr

Alistair Barr tells Building about the Milton Keynes, Le Corbusier and drumming


5 minutes with… Gareth Sinnamon, partner, Stace

2020-03-17T06:00:00+00:00By Gareth Sinnamon

Gareth Sinnamon tells Building about the All Blacks, Dunluce Castle and rural Donegal


5 minutes with… Rod Stiles, London regional director, Bam Construction

2020-03-13T06:00:00+00:00By Rod Stiles

Rod Stiles tells Building about the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, Roger Madelin and the Shard

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5 minutes with… Yasmin Al-Ani Spence, director, WilkinsonEyre

2020-03-06T06:00:00+00:00By Yasmin Al-Ani Spence

Yasmin Al-Ani Spence tells Building about the Chrysler building in New York, Bob the Builder and Villa Tugendhat in Brno


5 minutes with… Manisha Patel, senior partner, PRP Architects

2020-02-28T06:00:00+00:00By Manisha Patel

Manisha Patel tells Building about breaking down cultural barriers, breathing underwater and an urban community in Cornwall

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5 minutes with… Sophie Steed, director, Squire & Partners

2020-02-21T06:00:00+00:00By Sophie Steed

Sophie Steed tells Building about her 1980s pop music knowledge, the Mackintosh Building in Glasgow and women in construction.


5 minutes with… Lee Priddle, director, Pick Everard

2020-02-14T06:00:00+00:00By Lee Priddle

Lee Priddle tells Building about playing Lego as a child, Lichfield cathedral and his favourite engineering feat


5 minutes with… Gavin Henderson, principal director, Stanton Williams

2020-02-07T06:00:00+00:00By Gavin Henderson

Gavin Henderson tells Building about Churchill’s famous words, his favourite building from Ethiopia and slow food

McIver, Audrey

5 minutes with… Audrey McIver, director in property and buildings, WSP


Audrey McIver tells Building about coffee at meetings, secret tunnels, and talking to herself

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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.