Robert Booth's stories
US slams door on EU working dealSubscription
Top-level talks aimed at allowing architects from the EU and the US to practice freely in each others' markets received a hammer blow last week when the American Institute of Architects admitted that a broad-based reciprocity agreement with all 15 European member states is out of the question.
Egeraat makes UK breakthrough - with meshSubscription
Erick van Egeraat Associates (EEA) has won planning permission on its first ever building in the UK - a startling mesh-draped 13,000m 2office scheme in London's Clerkenwell.
The government this week signalled the demise of standard double glazing as it rushed through new energy efficiency standards for buildings.
The Office of Fair Trading was set to release a report highlighting anti-competitive practices in architecture as the AJ went to press this week.
Pay and hours put girls off designSubscription
Low starting salaries and long hours are the main factors which deter schoolgirls from pursuing a career in architecture, a government-backed workshop into alternative careers for women revealed last week.
out of officeSubscription
Marco Goldschmied's two-year sojourn as RIBA president is drawing to a close. But he still has a few plans for the institute before he returns full-time to his long career at the Richard Rogers Partnership
Rogers in 'social cleansing' furoreSubscription
A high-profile lecture by Lord Rogers this month will be targeted by a radical protest group claiming his political work has been instrumental in promoting 'social cleansing' - the process of sweeping away people sleeping rough and other street communities in the name of creating better public spaces.
Paul Hyett has romped home in the race to become the new RIBA president.
The Architects Registration Board's control of the standard of newly qualified architects is under threat from a European initiative on education, RIBA president Marco Goldschmied warned at last week's ARB board meeting.
Housing minister Nick Raynsford's latest attempt to improve housing design in the UK was hit by claims last week that the government's own planning inspectorate is undermining him.