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Angela Brady

Brady warning over new holiday pay rules

New rules demanding firms recalculate holiday pay to take into account non-voluntary overtime ‘need to be taken very seriously’ by the profession, according to former RIBA president Angela Brady.

Rachel Haugh

Ian Simpson Architects to rebrand to recognise Rachel Haugh

Manchester-based heavyweight Ian Simpson Architects (ISA) is set for a major rebrand - finally adding the name of its joint co-founder Rachel Haugh over the door

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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

Dora Sweijd and Theo Sarantoglou Lalis

New practices: LASSA

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

Studio Weave

Video: Studio Weave practice profile

Studio Weave co-founders Maria Smith and Je Ahn talk about how they are trying to breakthrough and win larger public commissions

Legal: advice for approved certifiers

Michael Gerard of Michael Gerard and Courges certifiers to take stock of their responsibilities andensure that they maintain vigilance in these difficult times

Legal: access to advice

Andrew Butler, a barrister at Tanfield Chambers, looks at how architects can access legal advice

Shirley Waldron

Legal: construction close to a boundary

Shirley Waldron, associate partner at GIA, looks at whether you have the right to go onto your neighbour’s land during the construction process

Roger Byard

Legal: age discrimination

Employment lawyer, Roger Byard, looks at a recent age discrimination case heard at the Employment Appeal Tribunal and considers what the outcome means for partnerships

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IT: pixels, conversions and podcasts

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Earth Hour Rio

UK architects target Brazil to escape Eurozone

With a booming middle class and a healthy holiday market, Brazil’s strong economy offers British architects scope for new sports, housing and leisure work, writes Greg Pitcher

Jobs threatened by Abu Dhabi slowdown

Practices in the UK are being hit by a slowdown in the buoyant Abu Dhabi property market

The sheiks mean business

Part 2: 2030 MasterplanPart 3: Development frenzyPart 4: Boom to bust?Part 5: Building ...

The Burj Al Arab

Moving to Dubai

What’s life like for architects who live and work in Dubai?

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