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Simone de Gale

'The Stephen Lawrence Trust propelled me as an architect'

Simone de Gale, 33, is one of the first Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust alumni to set up their own architectural practice


September Future Trends: Scotland now leading the way on workloads

The RIBA Workload Index for September remains buoyant. But could there be trouble ahead in the housing association sector? asks Adrian Dobson


Number of black and ethnic minority architects drops

The number of black and ethnic minority architectural professionals (BAME) fell by 9.4 per cent last year, according to new research


After the season of strong growth, a pause for breath

The RIBA Workload Index data for August shows a general plateau in expectations of work (except in the North) with prospects for private housing continuing to fall, says Adrian Dobson

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Number of unemployed architects drops again

The level of unemployment among architects has fallen to a record low, according to official data

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The North bucks the trend amid sharp fall in confidence

After previously lagging behind, the north of England is expecting the fastest growth in architectural work, though the national forecast is down from June’s all-time high, says Adrian Dobson


RIBA Future Trends sounds cautionary warning

The latest RIBA Future Trends survey has revealed a drop in both workloads and staffing forecasts


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


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

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RIBA London invites practices on trade mission to Australia

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

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Populous to merge with interior gurus Jump

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


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

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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


‘Risky’ feasibility studies are paying off for us

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


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 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


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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CPD: AJ Specification Live - Lighting

This CPD module follows the AJ Specification Live event in October. It aims to give architects the opportunity gain CPD credits for the knowledge gained during the five presentations.

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