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Architects voted sexiest professionals 
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16/05/13 osama, abu-dhabi
Architecture use to be the art of living, it become so commercialized enough to be the art of making money.
03/04/12 Celso Nieves, Philippines
Funny in the Philippines, there is a profession hitchhiking in the practice of Architecture. Equally funny and weird, the court allows them to do that. Probably these professionals also want to be called sexy. They cannot because they are not architects. To show another proof, the sexiest girl architect in the world last is a 4th runner up Ms Universe from the Philippines Ms Shamsey Supsup. I wonder if that is not enough proof
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04/01/11 peter, Paris
WAN seems to have finally reached the soaring level of intellectual discussion worthy of the Sun or Daily Mirror - congratulations!
26/08/10 interior design 10, tampa
I have a motto "aesthetic first and substance second" it applies to this article. Pretty or sexy does not pay the bills and most architects are under paid. In this particular case of the two architects chosen, I'd say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
22/07/10 architectrue, japan
h h h
interesting comments! mostly, true!
13/07/10 Sexy Designer, Texas
I think everyone is missing the point...design & creativity is sexy!!
08/07/10 globuglobal, London
What's sexi about autocad?
07/07/10 sonny, DOHA
Yes, we use to be a recognize lot...highly paid and widely known...that was why I happened to like the profession...but now few ARCHITECTS are being recognized for their work...it has been commercialized....I'M SURPRISE THAT THERE IS THINS KIND OF REVIEW..WELL SOMETHING TO BOOST EVERYONE'S EGO..
07/07/10 Collier, Huntsville
The article didn't mention aging architects. We mid-life, mid-career guys don't turn many heads!
06/07/10 Archi, Global
Defnitly not as glamarous as this article perceives it to be, we might have style but cant even afford to stay or build a proper designed house!

The profession has lost it's professionalism and clients want everything for a cheap buck, yet they are willing to pay a doctor for a consultation...

Architects used to be payed the best salaries around but somewhere along the way we have been outsold to be cheap labour for all....

It would be really attractive if our salaries allowed us to live to our full potential...
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Editorial

Architects voted sexiest professionals 

There is nothing more attractive to a woman than a man that knows his architecture...or at least that’s what recent research has shown. Originally surfacing in 2005, a survey conducted by online dating gurus ‘Drawing Down the Moon’ has shown that architects top the poll for the professionals that we find sexiest, beating doctors, teachers and fire-fighters to the punch. The findings showed that: “Architects are seen as being ‘balanced and rounded individuals who combine a creative approach with a caring, thoughtful disposition’ [whilst] ‘their ability to cope with pressure of work in a relaxed manner was also deemed to be a significant plus.’”

This enlightening survey may have originated several years ago, but the results are showing no signs of change. Social networking site Facebook features several groups on the issue, including ‘ARCHITECTS ARE SEXY’ and ‘Architect is the sexiest profession’ which have 38,237 and 462 members respectively. So what is it exactly that we find so alluring about architects? Well dating site PARSHIP conducted a similar survey earlier this year, which found that one third of British women ‘liked the prospect of a man with creative flair, such as an artist, writer, musician or architect’. Dr Victoria Lukats, psychiatrist and PARSHIP’s dating expert, explains: “Architects are perceived as contributing positively to society, being intelligent, educated, and above all as having a sense of style.”

Esteemed author Charles Bancroft’s novel The Architect captures this lustful attitude towards the architecture profession to a tee. In his text we are told: “the gulf between his own profession, engineering, and Rob’s, architecture, were cast into stark relief... Alfred knew that people generally loved architects and willingly forgave them any shortcomings, happily accepting their flaws as part of the creative package.”

Whilst physical beauties such as Cheryl Cole and Robert Pattinson may dominate the celebrity circuit, architects are being favoured in a professional environment for their perfect blend of beauty, brains and creative flair. Long may it continue!

Is there an architect that floats your boat and gets you all hot and bothered? If so we’d like to know about it. Send your nominations for WAN's Sexiest Architects to nominations@worldarchitecturenews.com with the name of your crush and a high resolution photo so that we can post them up on the site and share their beauty with the rest of the world!

Sian Disson
News Editor

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