Proposed features/architect

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The Feature Page for this approved proposal is located at Key:architect.
Architect
Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Frankie Roberto
Tagging: architect=*
Drafted on: 2009-02-16
RFC start: 2009-02-20
Vote start: 2009-05-30
Vote end: 2009-06-14

Rationale

After the name (and location), the architect is probably the most important bit of historical information that can be added about a building.

Suggested Usage

In most cases, the 'architect' will be either the name of the man or woman who was the architect (designer) of the exterior of the building (eg Frank Lloyd Wright) or will be the name of the firm of architects who did the same job (eg Foster + Partners). Both of these are fairly straightforward.

Edge cases would be where there are two named architects who worked together on the project (but who aren't partners in the sense of being business partners in the same firm). In these instances, we can follow the pattern of separating the two names in the value with a semi-colon (;).

Use case

Whilst I don't expect any of the default maps ever to render the architect names, the names would have good value in an interactive map, where it might be possible to search for buildings by architect's names.

Already used

Query-to-map results:

Voting

  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Frankie Roberto 14:55, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. -- Dieterdreist 02:32, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal, but only for specially interesting buildings (such as some monumental buildings, buildings with unique architecture and such. --Skippern 13:23, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. could be part of a historical object like date, rebuilt, propertyof,... Steven Le Roux 16:21, 02 Jun 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Mat 20:46, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. hanoj 14:00, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. because there is no interest in this tag. Not even the requestor has added a reasonable number of architect tags to the map after I mentioned that on the talk page(<10!). --Lulu-Ann 16:52, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. -- What is the problem with a tag used only 10 times ? I't not yet approved ! I don't see problem in the concept, and probably won't be used much, but I don't see problems in approving it for those who wants to tag a cathedral architect Sletuffe 15:29, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --jklippel 09:30, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. EtienneChove 08:08, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --turbodog 22:31, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Platlas23 14:52, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. see comment from Lulu-Ann --amai 22:59, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Kslotte 00:06, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. whats with objects with different architect over the years? --Islanit 06:32, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Result

Total votes 15; proposal approved by 12 users (80%) and rejected by 3 (20%), thus proposal is approved. Yarl 16:27, 1 June 2010 (UTC)