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Aukett Swanke

Aukett Swanke on acquisition trail as profits boom

29-Jan-2015 | By

Aukett Swanke Group, the only AJ100 practice listed on the Stock Exchange, has confirmed it is on the hunt for further acquisitions after posting strong trading figures

London_2012_Olympic_Park

Smithsonian confirms talks over London Olympic park outpost

29-Jan-2015 | By

The Smithsonian museum has confirmed plans to open a UK outpost in London’s Olympic park

Team A\'s shortlisted design - Bristol Arena

First look at shortlisted designs for Bristol arena

29-Jan-2015 | By

Images have been revealed of the five finalists’ designs in the RIBA competition for a 12,000-capacity venue in central Bristol

UK shuns world’s largest housing design competition

29-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The UK has once again failed to offer up a single site for inclusion in the world’s largest housing design competition

Jo Wright

FCBS partner Jo Wright jumps ship for Arup Associates

28-Jan-2015 | By

A key partner of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS), Jo Wright, has left the company after 27 years to take over the helm at Arup Associates

Liz Diller

Liz Diller: 'We're considering opening a UK office'

28-Jan-2015 | By

Elizabeth Diller of high-profile US practice Diller Scofidio + Renfro talks about her practice’s new LA gallery, the advancement of women architects and the influence of the High Line

30 Cannon Street by Whinney, Son & Austen Hall

Fourteen post-war offices listed

28-Jan-2015 | By

Secretary of State for for Culture, Media and Sport has listed commercial buildings across the country following an 18-month English Heritage study

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Investigation launched into Dundee V&A costs fiasco

27-Jan-2015 | By

Dundee City Council has appointed John McClelland, chairman of the Skills Development Scotland, to investigate how the construction budget for the city’s proposed V&A museum rocketed from £49m to £80m

Asif Khan

Asif Khan joins starchitects on list of UK's 'most influential figures'

27-Jan-2015 | By

Upcoming star Asif Khan has joined Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield on Debrett’s list of the UK’s most influential figures

Zaha Hadid\'s Al Wakrah Stadium scheme in Qatar

Zaha donates libel case settlement money to workers’ rights charity

26-Jan-2015 | By

Zaha Hadid has donated the settlement cash from her lawsuit against the New York Review of Books to an unnamed labour rights organization

Architects directly employed by housebuilders

Third of biggest housebuilders don't employ own architects

26-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

More than a third of the UK’s biggest housebuilders don’t employ a single ARB-registered architect, research has revealed

Peter Shaw and Keith Griffiths

Aedas snaps up RHWL

26-Jan-2015 | By

Aedas has bought up 54-year-old architectural stalwart RHWL together with the Arts Team, its specialist cultural and public building arm

Women In Architecture discrimination survey

AJ survey reveals rise in workplace sex discrimination

23-Jan-2015 | By

Three quarters of the 430 women architects surveyed in the AJ’s 2015? Women in Architecture Survey said they had suffered discrimination - a rise from two thirds of those polled in 2014

Rachel Haugh

Rachel Haugh: 'The name change is not going to change me'

23-Jan-2015 | By

It has taken 28 years for Rachel Haugh to get her name over the door at the practice she co-founded with Ian Simpson. Why has it taken so long?

WIA shortlists 2015

Revealed: finalists in Women in Architecture Awards

22-Jan-2015 | By

The AJ can reveal the finalists for both the 2015 Woman Architect of the Year and the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year awards

New proposals: Kengo Kuma\'s Dundee V&A scheme in its new, inland position (October 2012)

Kuma's V&A Dundee cost debacle 'creates public distrust in architects'

22-Jan-2015 | By

The ‘fiasco’ surrounding the ballooning costs on Kengo Kuma and Associates’ proposed V&A museum Dundee ‘creates public distrust in the profession’, according to one of the architects originally shortlisted for the job

BBC New Broadcasting House

Spending watchdog slams running costs of BBC's Broadcasting House

21-Jan-2015 | By

The National Audit Office (NAO) has criticised the running costs of the BBC’s headquarters at Broadcasting House, claiming they are nearly three times higher than the average UK office

Viñoly tipped for Manchester Graphene centre

21-Jan-2015 | By

Rafael Viñoly Architects is understood to be working on a new £60 million Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at Manchester University

Conrwall Terrace Regent\'s Park

£200m Qatari mega-mansion pulled from planning

29-Jan-2015 | By Tim Clark

Plans by Qatar’s Royal family to create a £200million mega-mansion have been dealt a blow after it was recommended for refusal by Westminster Council

Video: Adjaye picks his top emerging architects Video

29-Jan-2015 | By

[PART 1] In the first part of this documentary David Adjaye tours his recently completed Sugar Hill housing scheme before picking his top two up-and-coming architects

Mecanoo HOME

Mecanoo’s HOME in Manchester nears completion

29-Jan-2015 | By

New construction shots have been released of Mecanoo’s soon-to-complete art and culture house, the HOME, in Manchester

David Hunter

Employees take ownership of Stride Treglown

29-Jan-2015 | By

The UK’s 10th biggest practice Stride Treglown has handed the ownership of the company to its 280 staff

AJ WIA Lunch

Your chance to win a ticket for sold-out AJ Women in Architecture Luncheon

29-Jan-2015 | By

The AJ, in association with awards sponsor Griffiths and Armour, is giving away a free ticket to the already sold-out Women in Architecture Luncheon next month

Hawkins Brown Newcastle Science Building

Hawkins\Brown reveals £58m Newcastle Uni Science scheme

29-Jan-2015 | By

Hawkins\Brown has submitted plans for a new £58 million Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University

Sir Michael Bear chairman RIO

Government agency in talks with foreign funders on £5bn of projects

28-Jan-2015 | By Robyn Wilson

The government’s Regeneration and Investment Organisation (RIO) is in discussions with overseas investors on more than £5billion-worth of UK projects, its chairman has revealed

Arquitectonica\'s plans for its first UK scheme on Whitcomb Street, central London. Designed with Brisac Gonzalez

Miami's Arquitectonica set to make UK debut after planning victory

28-Jan-2015 | By

US practice Arquitectonica has won planning for its first UK scheme – a 22-home, mixed-use project for developer Hobhouse in Whitcomb Street, central London

Bank House by Building Design Partnership

English Heritage: why these 14 post-war offices deserved listing

28-Jan-2015 | By

English Heritage tells the AJ why the 14 post-war office buildings just listed by the government were worthy of protection

Soar Island in the River Soar, Leicester

RIBA launches Soar Island ideas contest

28-Jan-2015 | By

The RIBA has launched an ideas competition to regenerate Soar Island in Leicester

Stanton Williams\' Cambridge key-worker housing

Stanton Williams gets go-ahead for Cambridge key-worker housing

28-Jan-2015 | By

Stanton Williams has won planning for key-worker homes as part of the North West Cambridge extension

The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park in Toronto. Image by Neal Jennings

Alsop vying for Toronto ferry terminal overhaul

28-Jan-2015 | By

Will Alsop’s practice ALL Design has been shortlisted to regenerate Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park

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Investigation launched into Dundee V&A costs fiasco

27-Jan-2015 | By

Dundee City Council has appointed John McClelland, chairman of the Skills Development Scotland, to investigate how the construction budget for the city’s proposed V&A museum rocketed from £49m to £80m

A ruined fort on nearby St Michael\'s Isle. Image by Kevin Rothwell

Metropolitan Workshop scoops £20m Isle of Man hotel regeneration

27-Jan-2015 | By

Metropolitan Workshop has won a design competition for a new boutique hotel and residential development near Castletown on the Isle of Man

Russ Edwards of Pocket. Image by Tom Heycock\Archiboo

Pocket: ‘We want to diversify our canon of architects’

27-Jan-2015 | By

Russ Edwards, design director at affordable housing developer Pocket is seeking a raft of new practices to deliver compact housing schemes in the capital

Interact

Video: Adjaye picks his top emerging architects Video

29-Jan-2015 | By

[PART 1] In the first part of this documentary David Adjaye tours his recently completed Sugar Hill housing scheme before picking his top two up-and-coming architects

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Carl Turner Architects - floating house

Free to download: Carl Turner puts plans for floating home on website

22-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Brixton-based practice Carl Turner Architects has made blueprints for a floating home available for free via an open-source architecture website

Football for Hope, Cameroon

Profession shocked as Architecture for Humanity shuts

17-Jan-2015 | By

The humanitarian organisation Architecture for Humanity has shut its doors but local chapters have vowed to carry on its work