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Hodder: overtime problems are 'legacy of fee cutting'

RIBA president Stephen Hodder has blamed the industry’s huge overtime problems on a ‘legacy of fee cutting’ and urged the profession to stop undervaluing itself


John McCall unwraps £2.2m Welsh youth enterprise centre

Liverpool-based John McCall Architects has completed this youth enterprise and education hub in Denbigh, north Wales

FCBS Birmingham Conservatoire

FCBS reveals Birmingham Conservatoire designs

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has submitted plans for the new £40million Birmingham Conservatoire

Kieran Timberlake US Embassy 5

James Timberlake: 'We don’t see form as independent of performance'

James Timberlake, partner at Kieran Timberlake, speaks exclusively to the AJ about sustainable architecture


Benoy joins Silvertown Quays team

International architect and masterplanning practice Benoy has joined the team working on the £3.5billion Silvertown Quays development

Westgate Oxford John Lewis Store

Oxford's £500m Westgate Centre gets go-ahead

Westgate Oxford Alliance has won detailed planning for its £500million revamp of the Westgate Centre development in Oxford

Deathlab/Latent – Constellation Park

Revealed: finalists in contest to design modern mausoleum

DSDHA, Ordinary Architecture and Tonkin Liu have been named as finalists in Bompas and Parr’s competition to design a contemporary mausoleum

Cousins and cousins

Cousins & Cousins completes glazed house extension

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Cousins & Cousins has completed this glazed extension to a Victorian house in Hackney, East London

Khalifa International Stadium

Qatar reveals third 2022 World Cup Stadium design

Designs for the third stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have been revealed

Bamiyan in Afghanistan. Image by Marco Bonavoglia

Design contest launched for Bamiyan cultural museum

UNESCO has launched a design competition for a £1.6 million cultural centre in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

AZPML's competition-winning scheme for the £12 million redevelopment of Montreal’s biodome

AZPML wins £12m Montreal Biodome overhaul

Alejandro Zaera-Polo’s practice AZPML has won an international contest for the £12 million redevelopment of Montreal’s biodome


Patty Hopkins to judge AJ’s fourth Women in Architecture Awards

Co-founder of Hopkins Architects Patty Hopkins has joined this year’s AJ Women in Architecture judging panel

Ada Louise Huxtable

AJ Women in Architecture Awards: deadline extended

The deadline for the fourth annual AJ Women in Architecture Awards has been extended to the 5 December

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Buckley Gray Yeoman joins Bishopsgate scheme

Buckley Gray Yeoman has seen off the likes of Make and Pringle Brandon Drew to land a key project on the contentious Bishopsgate Goods Yard scheme

Winner: James Hand and Nik Klahre

Winner named in contest to transform Glasgow winter gardens

James Hand and Nik Klahre have won the ideas contest to regenerate the category A-listed Springburn Winter Gardens in Glasgow

1 Finsbury Avenue by Arup Associates

Battle of Broadgate set to re-ignite

The Twentieth Century Society (C20 Society) has fired the first major broadside in the second battle to list parts of London’s 1980s Broadgate office campus


Genius reloci


Ian Martin lands his first nimby-pamby gig


Unpaid overtime needs to be challenged


Architecture’s culture of unpaid overtime may be embedded but it needs to be challenged, writes Will Hurst


Place making needs to be a continuous process


Not a fix in time, writes Paul Finch


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Ian Martin redesigns the Labour Party

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