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Christine Murray's comments

  • 161 schemes by 137 practices: The AJ in 2012

    Christine Murray's comment 21 December, 2012 11:19 am

    Thanks John, but 3.5? When did we half mention Helensburgh?

  • You asked for it. We built it. The AJ is now on iPad

    Christine Murray's comment 3 November, 2012 12:48 pm

    We're looking into this, but starting with one platform at a time

  • You asked for it. We built it. The AJ is now on iPad

    Christine Murray's comment 31 October, 2012 3:19 pm

    Thanks for your comment, John. There are absolutely no plans to phase out the print edition, we're just adding new ways to enjoy the AJ. Glad you like it. We'll be evolving the edition as we go, so all feedback welcome on how we can make it better and better.

  • Digital edition: AJ 26.07.12

    Christine Murray's comment 26 July, 2012 1:02 pm

    We reviewed every RIBA validated school - UCLAN has not yet acheived validation, although it has been seeking it for several years.

  • Digital edition: AJ03.05.12

    Christine Murray's comment 12 May, 2012 10:10 am

    No plans to go digital only, just to increase choice - so you can both read the AJ in whatever format you prefer. And yes, the iPad edition is coming...

  • RIAS slammed for all-male convention and ballot line-up

    Christine Murray's comment 11 May, 2012 10:31 pm

    Dear Amanda,

    What you state is ideal, but the statistics don't back it up.

    From our survey of nearly 700 women and 100 men, and compared to salary data from RIBA and the AJ100, women are paid significantly less for the same full-time position.

    By your logic, that means women just aren't good at their job, otherwise they would 'rise to the top'.

    The reality is that statistics show the glass ceiling in pay and position still exists.

    While 25 per cent of men working full-time are paid over £51,000 per year, just nine per cent of full-time working women are paid as much.

    And while 40 per cent of women working full-time are paid £25,000 or less per year, just a quarter of full-time working men in architecture are paid as little.

    According to RIBA Appointments’ salary guide, which does not include figures for director pay, architects should earn between £34-45,000 per annum, while associates should earn £37-50,000.

    Median pay for directors for the last two years in the AJ100 was £75k. Median pay for associates in the AJ100 was £46,000 last year, while median pay for architects was £37,000.




  • The story of Goldibox: Maidstone Museum by Hugh Broughton

    Christine Murray's comment 1 May, 2012 5:20 pm

    Click the link above to the AJ Buildings Library to see all drawings, including the site plan.

  • It's time for a serious look at women in practice

    Christine Murray's comment 12 January, 2012 6:03 pm

    With the rising cost of education, there are many male and female part 1 and part 2 students who believe an architect's salary and fees are no longer representative of the cost of qualification - especially when compared with other professions such as medicine and law

  • Plans submitted for £1bn Scottish 'Poundbury'

    Christine Murray's comment 13 September, 2011 12:49 pm

    Interesting that Walters and Cohen will be designing contemporary schools in the middle of it, and that these will not be subject to the design code.

  • Architects not let down by the press, debate decides

    Christine Murray's comment 9 September, 2011 5:24 pm

    Highlight of the night, for me, of course, was Amanda Baillieu saying 'If you don't like BD, you don't have to put it in the bin now. It's not free anymore, just don't subscribe'.

    On a more serious note, several architects in the audience complained about the poor quality of blog journalism online, but few seemed to embrace the idea of subscriber-only access, and the notion that journalists, like architects, deserve to be paid for what they do. The cost of paper goes up every year, but subscriptions to all print media has fallen since the dawn of the internet.

    There are a lot of great, historic, publications out there. In a decade, which ones will remain? The architectural profession ultimately will get the media it deserves - the media they were willing to pay for.

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