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Welcome to the new AJ

Welcome to the new Architects’ Journal, home of the most incisive architectural coverage in the UK. Editor Kieran Long unveils the changes

Since I became editor of the AJ it has become clear that the professional landscape for architects has never been richer or more complex, and that the AJ needs to offer you more – more depth, more critique, more information and more images – in response.

So we have redesigned the AJ to pack more in and give you the most complete allround publication for the architect in the UK.

You will find more news in the magazine to complement our unrivalled online service, and a new comment section which will inform you about cutting-edge debates. We have retained our strengths in building studies and technical coverage, and will be providing our legal and practice coverage in less frequent, but more in-depth sections. We have also added an exciting section – The Critics – to host the finest writing about architectural culture and entertainment.

To add to the AJ editorial team, which has years of teaching and many books and publications behind it, we will introduce a host of new contributors from which I hope will emerge a new generation of architecture writers of stature and authority.

This new focus will, I hope, make the AJ central to the British architectural community. We are more open than ever to submissions of projects, letters and commentary. The AJ is a broad church, and everyone, from student to senior architect, should find something here.

This is a redesign, conceived by our art editor Cecilia Lindgren, that delivers the information that you want, with depth and quality. It is complemented by a new website, www.architectsjournal.co.uk, launched today, which we hope will develop into the finest online hub for architects in the UK. Please let us know what you think, and continue to contribute to this 112-year-old institution.

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