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Richard Burdett appointed Principal Design Adviser to the Olympic Delivery Authority

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Professor Richard Burdett|, Centennial Professor in Architecture and Urbanism at LSE, has been appointed Principal Design Adviser to the London Olympic Delivery Authority, the agency responsible for delivery of the London 2012 Olympics.

In this role Burdett will advise David Higgins, chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority, on how to place high quality design at the heart of the London 2012 Olympics and its legacy in East London. His responsibilities will include liaising with current and future design teams, advising on competition briefs and on the competition process including the setting up of juries and monitoring the quality of design.'

Professor Burdett was the founder director of the Cities Programme at LSE and the founder of the Architecture Foundation, as well as the Director of the 10th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia on 'Cities, architecture and society' which attracted over 130,000 visitors between September and November 2006. His numerous advisory roles include those with the Mayor of London, the BBC and Tate.

Press cuttings

Evening Standard 
The man who's going to make us look good in 2012 (12 Dec 06)
Ricky Burdett, the new Olympics design guru, is just the person to ensure eye-catching architecture without losing a grip on the budget. Ricky Burdett is Centennial Professor in Architecture and Urbanism at the School.

The Architects' Journal
Ricky Burdett to join ODA (1 Dec 06)

Building Design
'Design is at the heart of what we are doing here' (1 Dec 06)
http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storyCode=3078218| (subscription only)

Europa Concorsi, Italy
Ricky Burdett is to become design adviser to the London Olympics after mounting critcism that the design of the 2012 games is being handed to contractors (1 Dec 06) 

4 December 2006

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