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Anthony Hudson

Hudson Architects on surviving the recession

Anthony Hudson, director of Hudson Architects, explains why relocating to Norwich was the best move for his practice

Polling Station

RIBA: election prompts jitters over public sector work

Uncertainty over the outcome of next months’ general election is driving down forecasts for public-sector work among architects, according to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey

Amy Napier and Steven Clarke

Napier Clarke Architects explain why they set up as a husband-and-wife team

Amy Napier and Steven Clarke, founders of Napier Clarke Architects, on combining their shared knowledge and experience

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Brindley leaves RIBA in 'member focused' shake-up

RIBA director Richard Brindley is set to leave the institute as part of a shake-up to renew its focus on members

RIBA

RIBA report: Practices struggling to find experienced staff

Practices are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit experienced staff, according to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey

Philip Johnson’s ‘Lipstick Building’, Manhattan

Tobias Davidson rejects Philip Johnson's example and returns to sole practice

Why Tobias Davidson of Tobias Davidson Architects would rather co-operate than compete with colleagues

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Winning the tussle for talent

How do you make your practice attractive in an increasingly competitive jobs market? Lindsay Urquhart has some tips

ARB

Company ordered to pay £10k for misuse of 'architect' title

Middlesex-based Market Design & Build has been ordered to pay more than £10,000 in fines and costs - a record penalty - after being found guilty of misusing the title architect

ARB

Nearly half of 1,824 architects kicked off ARB register rejoin

Almost half of the 1,824 architects kicked off the ARB register earlier this month for failing to pay the £107 annual retention fee have rejoined

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Fees stagnant despite growing workloads

The recovery in fee levels remains ‘somewhat elusive’ despite a growing market for architects’ services, according to the RIBA

Unemployment figures - January 2015

Unemployment levels fall to lowest levels since mid-2008

The number of unemployed architects has fallen to the lowest level since the middle of 2008

Sofie Pelsmakers

Sofie Pelsmakers on ARB strike offs: 'We're treated as if we do this on purpose'

Architect Sofie Pelsmakers was one of 1,824 architects recently thrown off the ARB register for non-payment. She tells the AJ about her frustrating ordeal

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Work won through OJEU is scant and falling

New research has revealed just how low the chances are of architects winning projects through the EU procurement system

ARB

ARB does it again: 1,824 architects kicked off register for non-payment

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has followed up last year’s mass strike off by removing almost the same number again from its register for non-payment

RIBA

Practices finding it increasingly difficult to attract staff

According to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey practices are finding it increasingly difficult to find staff

ARB

ARB urges early fee payment to avoid another ‘mass strike-off’

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has called on professionals to pay their annual fees before the end of the month to avoid a repeat of 2014’s mass strike

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RIBA to open new India chapter

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is to open a new branch in India - its fourth International Chapter

New homes

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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New regulations should push cut-price plan-drawers out of the market

The new CDM Regulations coming into force in six weeks’ time will affect projects of all sizes and scope, warns Geoff Wilkinson

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