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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Amid the escalating climate crisis, Will Hurst introduces the AJ’s campaign to prioritise retrofitting existing buildings over demolition and rebuild
Garden Bridge legal bid targets Boris JohnsonSubscription
Prime minister Boris Johnson and others who oversaw the ‘gross waste’ of £43 million of public money on London’s Garden Bridge could face legal action after an audacious attempt to hold those responsible to account cleared its first hurdle
Achieving a low-carbon sustainable construction industry means ending tax penalties on retrofit as a matter of urgency, says Will Hurst
Plans to demolish a Grimshaw-designed 1980s Homebase superstore as part of a major new housing scheme have been criticised by the practice’s new chairman
A new weekly evening cultural event at 66 Portland Place will bring ‘new life and energy into the iconic building in Portland Place’, according to its creator
Ben Derbyshire has joined the UKGBC in urging architects to join planned industrial action on 20 September
A crowdfunding appeal has been launched as part of an audacious legal bid to recover part of the £43 million of public money wasted on Boris Johnson’s aborted Garden Bridge
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’