The Royal Institute of British Architects has welcomed the news today that Sir Terry Farrell CBE has been appointed by the Rt Hon Ed Vaizey Minister for Culture to conduct an independent review of architecture and the built environment and explore the possibility of introducing a formal Government Architecture Policy.
RIBA President Angela Brady said:
'We are delighted that Sir Terry has been brought in to oversee such an important and wide-ranging review. Architecture is not an issue which fits neatly into any one Government Department, so a cross-cutting review of this nature is essential to make sure that there is a coordinated, joined-up approach across government. Crucially, the review will also examine not only policy, but the wider context for architecture, reflecting its crucial importance culturally and as a Great British export.
'We are looking forward to playing a leading role in the review, working closely with Terry over the coming months as he collects evidence and formulates his recommendations to Government.'