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ARB

ARB's revenue continues to rise

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has seen its revenue increase by 11 per cent according to its annual board report

WIA

New figures: number of female architects on the up

The number of women in the profession is on the up, according to the latest figures released by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Lisa Raynes

Revealed: RIBA Council election results

The RIBA has revealed the results of this year’s council elections

Julie Humphryes

Humphryes: ‘Gender stereotyping is endemic in architecture’

Architect Julie Humphryes, who recently won a £250,000 payout after a court ruled she had been the target of sexist bullying, talks exclusively to the AJ about her experience

Go to Australia

RIBA London invites practices on trade mission to Australia

The RIBA is seeking architects for an upcoming trade mission to Australia in September

Jump Studios' Red Bull HQ

Populous to merge with interior gurus Jump

Stadium experts Populous has announced a merger with architecture and interior design practice Jump Studios

Objectives

How to design a new practice

To succeed with your start-up you need to apply the same rigour and diligence you would bring to any other design project right from the outset, says Simon Foxell

Future Trends graphic

Commercial work is leading the way in 2015

The RIBA’s Future Trends survey has documented steady and consistent growth for UK architects, led by the commercial sector, says Adrian Dobson

pH+

‘Risky’ feasibility studies are paying off for us

Andy Puncher, co-director at pH+, on the opportunities of seemingly risky, speculative feasibility studies

RIBA

Profession bounces back but doubts remain over public sector work

Architects’ optimism is recovering but pre-election jitters are continuing to impact on public sector forecasts, according to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey

Farrells Partners

Who follows Farrell? Looking at how you plan for succession

Russ Hamilton, design partner at Farrells, on how his practice is tackling the issue of succession

Mosescameronwilliams

Mosescameronwilliams on breaking away from RMJM

Colin Moses, Murdoch Cameron and Peter Williams reveal how they grew Mosescameronwilliams into a successful 20-strong practice after breaking away from RMJM four years ago

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

Richard_Brindley

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

Rotating door

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

Building Regulations news

Tape measure

New regulations should bring forward much-needed new homes

Continuing his look at changes to the Building Regs this October, Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to access to dwellings

Planning

RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

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