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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

Total  number of OJEU design contest held in 2013

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 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


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 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

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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


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)

Foster + Partners' Partnership board

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

HOK Dan Hajjar

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.


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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Timber framed construction

Safety first when designing timber-framed construction projects

The HSE’s new policy on timber frame construction places responsibility for fire safety within the design phase, warns Geoff Wilkinson


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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