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Sharp downturn in private sector housing income drives down fees

Architects’ fees fell in 2014, with a surprise 8.4 per cent drop in income from private sector housing work, new figures show

Architects' are bad at managing their time

Best practice: Managing our working time is just as important as being creative, writes J-J Lorraine

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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

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AJ poll: 40% of architects working more than 10 hours overtime a week

Nearly two-fifths (38.4 per cent) of architects work at least 10 hours of overtime every week, most of it unpaid, according to the results of a major new survey

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Architects’ willingness to work long hours blamed for overtime culture

Architects’ willingness to work long hours for ‘their art’ – and the expectation they will continue to do so – are the main factors behind the profession’s overtime predicament, according to commentators

Former Fosters' chief joins Zaha Hadid Architects

Former Foster + Partners’ chief executive Mouzhan Majidi is to join Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

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Fosters pledges to pay all staff London Living Wage

Foster + Partners has committed to pay all its staff the London Living Wage - a minimum hourly wage of £9.15

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HOK announces new London chief

Daniel Hajjar has been revealed as the new managing principal of HOK’s London office

Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Economist claims architecture industry suffering 'rapid structural change’

The Economist has claimed that the architectural industry is suffering from ‘shrinking demand and rapid structural change’

Former Fosters' chief given £2.2million pay-off

Foster + Partners handed its ex-chief executive Mouzhan Majidi a £2.2 million pay-off following his departure from the AJ100 top-ranked practice earlier this year.

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It is harder to gain planning for the interesting than for the mediocre

Planning portal: The ‘no ideas please, we’re British’ problem is not specific to garden cities, writes Peter Stewart

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Lawyers brought in as ASL head exits

Long-standing Austin:Smith-Lord chief Maggie Mullan has instructed lawyers following her sudden departure from the troubled practice

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Future trends survey: practices set for recruitment drive

Almost every practice taking part in the RIBA Future Trends Survey said they expected staff levels to increase or remain the same over the next three months

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AOC loses co-founders Froud and Lacovara

London-based design collective AOC has parted company with practice co-founders Daisy Froud and Vincent Lacovara

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ARB fees rise again

The Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) is to raise its annual retention fee for a third year in a row

Care home at Huise by Sergison Bates

Flanders’ set to scrap progressive procurement system

UK practices could lose out as federal government seeks to ditch state architect, writes Ellis Woodman

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Architects battle for staff as workloads and wages rise

Practices are facing increasing competition for staff as workloads continue to increase, according to both recruitment specialists and the RIBA

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Number of women architects on the up

The number of women architects joining the profession is rising, according to the latest figures released by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

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ARB's legal fees balloon again

The amount the Architects Registration Board (ARB) spends on legal fees each year has mushroomed again - increasing from £853,648 to a huge £938,557 

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It's unbelieveable that architectural ‘value’ is a mystery

Best practice: Remember Buffett’s adage: ‘Price is what you pay for, value is what you get’, says Roger Zogolovitch

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CPD: Zinc Building Envelopes

This CPD is sponsored by VMZINC. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge about the use of zinc products in the construction process. This CPD explores the science behind the products and the benefits of using zinc.

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