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    September 22nd/23rd - Open House London 2012

    This year’s theme for Open House London ‘The Changing Face of London’ explores issues that are relevant to local communities and how the built environment is evolving – including the design of homes, the impact of climate change...

    RIBA planning to abolish Plan of Work stages A-L

    Architects Journal is reporting that RIBA is planning to abolish it's Plan of Work stages A-L. The RIBA have undertaken a comprehensive review of the RIBA Plan of Work and have decided to replace the letter system in the current plan and in it's...

    RIAS/RIBA announce shortlist for 2015 awards

    The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced a 24 strong shortlist for its 2015 awards. The judging panel for this year, chaired by Iain Dickson PPRIAS, also includes Julia Barfield, Marks Barfield, London (representing the...

    London’s best new home extensions and small offices revealed

    A larch-clad extension to a Victorian terraced house in Wandsworth, a suburban garden studio In Enfield and a converted container at Hackney City Farm have been announced overall winners of New London Architecture's (NLA’s) third annual ‘Don’t...

    Inbuilding survey shows lack of public awareness about the role of an architect

    A survey commissioned by this website has found that the majority of British adults have little idea what architects do. As part of the survey, which was carried out by YouGov , respondents were asked to select things that they think an architect does...

    £70 million fund available for empty homes

    Ninety five housing associations, local authorities and other providers are set to deliver over 5,600 new affordable homes, as the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) confirm successful organisations for its £70m of Empty Homes funding. This is...
  • London architect struck off for lying

    The ARB's Professional Conduct Committee has found London architect Mr Stephen Harty guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and removed him from the Register of Architects. Mr Harty practised under the name POD Architects and had been engaged...
  • Architect in hot water over letterhead

    The ARB's Professional Conduct Committee has found Mr Thomas Delahunt of County Down, Northern Ireland guilty of unacceptable professional conduct for calling his firm 'Architects' on company letterhead. The Committee heard that ARB had...

    Lincs architect fined by ARB after police caution for assault

    The ARBs Professional Conduct Committee has found Dr Jeremy Harrall of Spalding, Lincolnshire guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and fined him £500 after he was cautioned by police for assault following an altercation after a planning committee...

    New company showcases reclaimed brick slips

    Brick Tiles Nationwide, a new company offering reclaimed brick slips, showcased its product at Ecobuild last week for the first time. Aside from the aesthetic value of the product, the company also highlights its green credentials. The slips are made...

    £250k prize for the design of a new Garden City

    The 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize is to be awarded to the entrant who offers the best answer to the question “How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?” The case for garden cities is overwhelming...
  • Derbyshire architect fined £1000 for accusing planners of corruption

    The ARB’s Professional Conduct Department has found Mr Adrian Russell of Bakewell, Derbyshire guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and fined him £1000. Mr Russell was alleged to have made representations about the Peak District National...

    Bletchley architect fined £4000 for failure to communicate costings

    The ARB has found Bletchley architect Alan Budden of Eco Design Consultants guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and serious professional incompetence, and issued him with a £4,000 penalty order. Mr Budden was instructed to alter and extend...

    BBC looking for architects

    The BBC is looking for architects to help them with professional services. The services they're after include submitting planning approvals, interior design, space planning, external architecture and space analysis. The estimated total value of...
  • 60% of Brits embarrassed about their homes

    A survey carried out by a mouldable glue manufacturer, Sugru has found that nearly 60% of us are embarrassed about the state of our homes. The study of 2,000 homeowners found that whilst 25% are only really worried about one room or area of their house...

    Construction output jumps 2.2%

    The Office for National Statistics has estimated that in July 2013 the volume of monthly construction output increased by 2.2% when compared with the previous month. This increase was predominantly due to a rise in new work of 3.2% coupled with a small...

    London architect suspended over spat with client

    London-based Nicholas John of Nicholas John Architects has been suspended by the Architects Registration Board’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) for two years, after being found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. The PCC heard...

    SBD launches scheme to help specifiers comply with new physical security requirements

    This October sees the introduction new minimum physical security requirements with the publication of Building Regulation Approved Document Q (ADQ) . From then, all new homes must meet minimum standards for the attack resistance of doors, windows...

    RIBA Nationwide Sustainable Housing competition winners announced

    Nationwide Building Society has announced the winners of the third Nationwide Sustainable Housing Competition, in partnership with RIBA Competitions . This year’s theme was 'Regeneration' and judges were looking for affordable housing designs...

    Queens College calls for entries to Florey Building competition

    The Queens College Fellows are looking for a dedicated team to update James Stirling's Florey Building, provide modern facilities and achieve exemplary energy design. This is a two-stage competition. The first stage invites an expression of interest...

    Ascot architect reprimanded for not having PI insurance

    The ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee has reprimanded Mr Stephen Algar of Ascot, Berkshire after finding him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct for not carrying professional indemnity insurance. The PCC heard that Mr Algar had been...

    Community for architects rebuilt on state-of-the-art platform

    Inbuilding.org, the information-sharing and networking community for architects, has been redesigned and rebuilt on a state-of-the-art software platform used by some of the biggest companies in the world. Arlo Guthrie, the Publishing Editor said: "We've...

    ARB and RIBA urge profession to provide equality and diversity data

    The ARB is asking all registrants to take part in an equality and diversity survey covering ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability in the profession. The Public Sector Equality Duty, which was established by the Equality Act...

    World's first biological house opens in Denmark

    The world's first 'biological house' , appropriately located in the town of Middelfart in Denmark, has opened its doors to visitors, setting a new high standard for eco-friendly buildings. A biological house is typically built with upcycled...

    Astley Castle wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2013

    Astley Castle, a groundbreaking modern holiday home inserted into the crumbling walls of an ancient moated castle in Warwickshire, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 for the best building of the year. It the...