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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

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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

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

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

RIBA. 66 Portland Place, London

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

Building Regulations news

Bridge the Gap

Awash with changes to water-efficiency requirements

Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to water use requirements (Part G) brought about by the government’s Housing Standards Review

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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