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Robert Booth

Stories

  • Death-knell for double glazing in Blair's green pushSubscription

    8 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The government this week signalled the demise of standard double glazing as it rushed through new energy efficiency standards for buildings.

  • Egeraat makes UK breakthrough - with meshSubscription

    8 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Erick van Egeraat Associates (EEA) has won planning permission on its first ever building in the UK - a startling mesh-draped 13,000m 2office scheme in London's Clerkenwell.

  • Government poised to tackle architecture anti-competitionSubscription

    8 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The Office of Fair Trading was set to release a report highlighting anti-competitive practices in architecture as the AJ went to press this week.

  • out of officeSubscription

    8 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Marco Goldschmied's two-year sojourn as RIBA president is drawing to a close. But he still has a few plans for the institute before he returns full-time to his long career at the Richard Rogers Partnership

  • Pay and hours put girls off designSubscription

    8 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Low starting salaries and long hours are the main factors which deter schoolgirls from pursuing a career in architecture, a government-backed workshop into alternative careers for women revealed last week.

  • US slams door on EU working dealSubscription

    8 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Top-level talks aimed at allowing architects from the EU and the US to practice freely in each others' markets received a hammer blow last week when the American Institute of Architects admitted that a broad-based reciprocity agreement with all 15 European member states is out of the question.

  • It's Hyett! Former AJ columnist clinches the RIBA presidencySubscription

    1 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Paul Hyett has romped home in the race to become the new RIBA president.

  • limited successSubscription

    1 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Last year HLM Architects' ambitious plan to hit the stock market fell through, but chairman Chris Liddle is still convinced that he can beat the profession's 'financial dyslexia' and show how profitable architecture can be

  • New European standard 'will diminish architectural quality'Subscription

    1 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The Architects Registration Board's control of the standard of newly qualified architects is under threat from a European initiative on education, RIBA president Marco Goldschmied warned at last week's ARB board meeting.

  • Raynsford's own department threatens good design pledgeSubscription

    1 March, 2001Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Housing minister Nick Raynsford's latest attempt to improve housing design in the UK was hit by claims last week that the government's own planning inspectorate is undermining him.

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