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Flanders’ set to scrap progressive procurement system

UK practices could lose out as federal government seeks to ditch state architect, writes Ellis Woodman


Architects battle for staff as workloads and wages rise

Practices are facing increasing competition for staff as workloads continue to increase, according to both recruitment specialists and the RIBA


Number of women architects on the up

The number of women architects joining the profession is rising, according to the latest figures released by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)


ARB's legal fees balloon again

The amount the Architects Registration Board (ARB) spends on legal fees each year has mushroomed again - increasing from £853,648 to a huge £938,557 


It's unbelieveable that architectural ‘value’ is a mystery

Best practice: Remember Buffett’s adage: ‘Price is what you pay for, value is what you get’, says Roger Zogolovitch


RIBA ‘losing touch with architects' following low election turnout

Profession responds to low turnout in RIBA elections as John Assael and Ben Derbyshire are elected to council on shake-up ticket

Jane Duncan, RIBA president 2015 candidate

Jane Duncan elected as next RIBA president

Jane Duncan will become the third female president of the RIBA after narrowly beating rival Oliver Richards


Has the NPPF made planning any easier?

Planning portal: Once a new layer of reporting has been added, any attempt to take it away is presented as a backward step, says Robert Adam

RIBA backs building on greenbelt

The RIBA has said more homes should be built on the greenbelt in a ‘controversial’ action plan drawn up for whoever wins the 2015 general election

Glenigan Index July

Construction growth slows

Construction growth has slowed in the three months up to July, according to industry analysts Glenigan

Oliver Richards, RIBA president 2015 candidate

Presidential candidate demands 'cabinet' in RIBA shake-up

RIBA presidential candidate Richards has said he wants to bring in a cabinet structure to resolve the institute’s ‘ineffective’ and ‘inward-looking’ administration


Architects remain confident despite slight drop in workloads

Despite a drop in overall work, practices in the West and Wales have continued to report signs of recovery, according to new RIBA figures


Ex-FAT chief faces legal challenge over ‘Ordinary Architecture’ name

Former FAT director Charles Holland has become embroiled in a legal row over the name of his new practice


Hodder’s presidential agenda derailed by dysfunctional RIBA

Emergency task group to be set up to tackle ‘legal and management mess’; Derbyshire, Assael and von Bradsky stand for election on shake-up ticket

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RIBA introduces 'fellow' memberships

The RIBA has announced it is all set to launch its new ‘fellow’ category of membership in the autumn


Lanarkshire-based architect thrown off register

An architect who had been reprimanded twice in the past five years has now been struck off the ARB register

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Unemployment levels fall as firms face skills shortage

Architecture firms are facing a shortage of skilled candidates in key areas as the number of unemployed architects fell to its lowest level since before the Credit Crunch

Oliver Richards, RIBA president 2015 candidate

The race hots up: Richards reveals backers in presidential election

Terry Farrell, Nicholas Grimshaw, John Assael, and Piers Gough have all thrown their weight behind Oliver Richards as he vies to become the next RIBA president


Scott Brown backs Duncan’s RIBA presidency bid

Denise Scott Brown has joined past-presidents Angela Brady, Ruth Reed, Sunand Prasad, and Jack Pringle, in backing Jane Duncan’s campaign to become the next RIBA president


Should the ARB be kept? Last chance to put your opinions to government

There are just two days left to tell the government what you think of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and its functions

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