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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Norman Foster has backed plans to hold an architectural competition for a new House of Lords chamber outside London
The AJ’s Retrofirst campaign now boasts 129 signatories, with John McAslan + Partners, Piercy & Co and ShedKM among the latest backers
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The Architects Declare initiative is urging its 811 signatories to act on the climate emergency by swiftly responding to the government’s consultation on changes to the Building Regulations
Walters & Cohen co-founder Cindy Walters has replaced AHMM’s Simon Allford as the chair of the Architecture Foundation (AF), who steps down after six-year term
The Tories have triumphed, Corbyn is crushed and we should expect a new type of Conservative government, writes Will Hurst
Dutch conversion of locomotive hangar into a public library is the first retrofit to win the top prize at the World Architecture Festival
Green activist Paul King has headed Lendlease’s sustainability programme for nearly five years. But how much can he truly change a multinational that uses the equivalent of 62 Eiffel Towers-worth of steel each year? asks Will Hurst
Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton has won the 2019 Manser Medal – AJ House of the Year
The Stirling Prize-winning practice has been crowned Architect of the Year at the 2019 AJ Architecture Awards