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Government launches consultation on need for ARB

The Department for Communities and Local Government has asked architects for their views on the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as part of a three-yearly review


Rafi Segal backs RIBA's controversial motion

Israeli architect Rafi Segal has backed RIBA’s decision to call for the suspension of Israeli architects from the International Union of Architects (UIA)


Meier condemns RIBA’s stance on Israeli architects

American-architect Richard Meier has become the latest name to condemn the RIBA’s motion calling for the suspension of Israeli architects from the International Architects Union (UIA)

Richard Murphy

Scottish architects slam procurement for creating poor buildings

Scottish architects have slammed the country’s procurement methods and lambasted the country’s architecture policy for creating poor quality buildings


Government review into need for ARB begins

The government has announced the start of a review that could spell the end of the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Farrell Review

Farrell Review: the profession reacts

The profession has reacted to Terry Farrell’s year-long inquiry into the future of architecture and the built environment

Farrell Review

Farrell Review: the 60 recommendations

After a year-long review Terry Farrell has set out his 60 recommendations covering education, planning, heritage and the RIBA and the ARB

Farrell and ed Vaizey

Farrell Review: in detail

Wish list for government includes new chief architect, ‘urban rooms’ in every city, a new ‘Place Leadership Council’, a shake-up of architectural education and a revolutionary shift to ‘proactive’ planning

Scottish culture minister Fiona Hyslop

Hyslop explains Scotland's radical new heritage strategy

Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop on the newly created Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and its strategy for the country’s built environment


Interview: AJ Small Projects Awards winner Chris Dyson

‘It is really a great profession and there is always more to know’, says AJ Small Projects Awards winner Chris Dyson


'Freedom of speech' architect suspended

An architect who was fined £1,000 for criticising planners has been suspended after failing to pay up


New mapping service works with any browser

The AJ has joined forces with .MAP by GroundSure to offer architects detailed digital Ordnance Survey maps and a range of planning reports and intelligence

Dan Montagnania

Introducing .MAP by GroundSure: a new mapping service for architects

Dan Montagnani, managing director of GroundSure, introduces .MAP, GroundSure’s mapping service tailored to architects’ needs

Fosters' chief leaves as practice overhauls management set up

Mouzhan Majidi, chief executive at Foster + Partners, has left the practice after 27 years following a management reshuffle

Jane Duncan, RIBA president 2015 candidate

Three candidates emerge as race to become next RIBA president begins

The AJ can reveal John Assael, Jane Duncan and Oliver Richards as early frontrunners in the race to succeed current RIBA president Stephen Hodder


RIBA opens pension plan for architects

The RIBA has launched a pension plan for architects in response to concerns small practices may struggle to satisfy new compulsory auto-enrolment legislation

RIBA membership

RIBA and RIAS fall out over 'cavalier' plans for new RIBA suffix

A row has broken out between RIBA and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) over ‘rushed’ plans to allow Part 2 students to use the ‘Associate RIBA’ suffix

Fees graph

Fees stuck in doldrums despite upturn in architects’ workloads

Practices are busier as more projects get off the ground, but industry figures believe it will take a year or more for fee levels to rise

Are you using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013?

Industry snubs new Plan of Work: 54 per cent don’t use it

Six months on, changes to the RIBA Plan of Work have not been adopted by the majority of the construction industry, writes Laura Mark


ARB fine on architect threatens freedom of speech, say former RIBA presidents

Architect fined £1,000 over email criticism of National Park planners

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