Details are being finalised of this year's Architecture Week, which in the grand tradition of this sort of event will not in fact be seven days but nine. The event will kick off with possibly its biggest highlight - the award of the Stirling Prize, which will be made in Glasgow as part of the 1999 uk City of Architecture festivities. The Arts Council has pledged continued backing, with chairman Gerry Robinson this week promising support, both for the week and the new Architecture Commission. Other events will include the 'Architect in the House' initiative, whereby ordinary people actually meet members of the profession on home ground. There will also be another Open Practice day and the popular bookshop talks initiative. The organisers will be doing well if they emulate last year's achievement - in doubling the number of events (to nearly 400) compared with 1997.