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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

Maggie Mullan

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


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


AOC loses co-founders Froud and Lacovara

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


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


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


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)


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 


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


RIBA ‘losing touch with architects' following low election turnout

Profession responds to low turnout in RIBA elections as John Assael and Ben Derbyshire are elected to council on shake-up ticket

Jane Duncan, RIBA president 2015 candidate

Jane Duncan elected as next RIBA president

Jane Duncan will become the third female president of the RIBA after narrowly beating rival Oliver Richards


Has the NPPF made planning any easier?

Planning portal: Once a new layer of reporting has been added, any attempt to take it away is presented as a backward step, says Robert Adam

RIBA backs building on greenbelt

The RIBA has said more homes should be built on the greenbelt in a ‘controversial’ action plan drawn up for whoever wins the 2015 general election

Glenigan Index July

Construction growth slows

Construction growth has slowed in the three months up to July, according to industry analysts Glenigan

Oliver Richards, RIBA president 2015 candidate

Presidential candidate demands 'cabinet' in RIBA shake-up

RIBA presidential candidate Richards has said he wants to bring in a cabinet structure to resolve the institute’s ‘ineffective’ and ‘inward-looking’ administration


Architects remain confident despite slight drop in workloads

Despite a drop in overall work, practices in the West and Wales have continued to report signs of recovery, according to new RIBA figures


Ex-FAT chief faces legal challenge over ‘Ordinary Architecture’ name

Former FAT director Charles Holland has become embroiled in a legal row over the name of his new practice

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