Alas, poor Howard
Wondering what it’s like to work in a “world-leading” architecture practice? Then new social media website Archleaks is for you, doing for architecture principals what RateMyTeacher does for pedagogues.
"Reveals the hidden beneath the Architectural Studios" is Archleak’s slogan, offering workers in well-known plan factories the chance to post their views on work conditions and their bosses—and to reveal (or at least to bleat) that Will Alsop for example “smells” and is “always drunk”'; that Zaha Hadid is “hardly ever there” and when she is imparts orders mostly by tannoy; and that Norman Foster overworks and underpays his staff, but does get them well drunk at Christmas.
But I was amused most by the posts of those working for legendary architect Howard Roark: