Will Hurst is an award-winning journalist who has spent most of his career writing about architecture and construction. A news specialist with an expertise in investigative and campaigning journalism.
Hurst has written for national titles such as the Guardian, Times and Financial Times as well as for the trade press and has been interviewed about architecture on radio and TV. He was named both news reporter and feature writer of the year at the 2013 IBP awards for his work in exposing construction industry blacklisting.
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RIBA declares climate emergencySubscription
The RIBA today announced it would urgently pursue a five-year action plan towards a net-zero built environment as its ruling council unanimously voted to declare an environmental and climate emergency.
RIBA blasted after hosting oil industry event Subscription
The RIBA has sparked ‘dismay’ after hosting a conference about oil drilling opportunities in Africa at its London headquarters
Grimshaw wins AJ100 Practice of the Year 2019Subscription
Grimshaw is this year’s AJ100 Practice of the Year on the back of serious business growth combined with exemplary design and a diversity strategy one judge described as ‘astonishing’
Architecture firms are rallying to the climate change cause with an 11-point action plan. But have they understood the transformation in practice this will commit them to? Will Hurst reports
Squire & Partners’ long-running partnership with Socially Active Workshop Architecture (SAWA), a collective of design professionals aiming to build architecture for all, was viewed as an exceptional example of architectural practices doing charitable work in the developing world by the AJ100 judges
The £43 million failure of the Garden Bridge is comparable with the Kids Company scandal because government was ‘beguiled’ in both cases by famous individuals, a Commons select committee has heard
Will Hurst meets two Extinction Rebellion members who no longer feel the profession is an effective way to bring about the drastic action needed to combat climate change
Julia Barfield is among the architects backing the radical climate change protest movement as its epic London demonstration takes a pause
A London Assembly group investigating the failed £53m Garden Bridge has been snubbed by the trust which developed it after its chair said he had no ’faith in its objectivity’
Roger Scruton has been sacked from his role as chair of the government’s Building Better Building Beautiful Commission following controversy over ‘unacceptable’ comments about Islam and Chinese people