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    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...

    New book shows how small houses can make a big impression

    Routledge has published BIG Little House , a book which celebrates the benefits of small housing. In the book, award-winning practicing US architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small houses. Each project is less than 1,000...

    New guide charts the making of the modern home

    The NHBC Foundation has published a new guide, co-authored by Richards Partington Architects , which charts the history of the modern home from Victorian times to the digital age. Homes through the decades: the making of modern housing examines the...

    Architecture Season at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

    Hauser & Wirth Somerset has launched a season of exhibitions, events and installations to explore the boundary where art and architecture meet and cross over, and a competition for young architects to redesign and develop an out-building in Bruton...

    Architectural estate agency launches new website

    The Modern House, which describes itself as "Britain's premier architectural estate agency", has launched a new website ( themodernhouse.net ) and brand identity. The website brings together the properties the company has for sale in...

    Planning applications climbing ... slowly

    The Department for Communities and Local Government has released the latest planning data which shows that 472,600 planning applications were received in the year to December 2014, up one per cent on the previous year, but still well below the peak of...

    Architect fined £2000 for failure to get building consents

    The ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee has fined Graham Milsom, an architect from Abergavenney, £2000 after finding him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. The complaint arose from work to convert a building damaged by fire,...

    Ibstock supporting architects of the future

    Brick maker Ibstock is helping students at the Manchester School of Architecture to explore the full potential of brick as part of an innovative exhibition project. As part of the project – Innovative Assembly – fifth year students have...

    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...
  • New concrete-free foundation system

    Surefoot has announced the European launch of its revolutionary concrete-free foundation system of the same name. The new system uses a combination of patented footing plates and micro piles to spread load in a similar way to the roots of a tree. It...

    Wandsworth Council unveils rival entries for Pimlico Bridge competition

    Wandsworth Council has unveiled the rival entries submitted for its international competition to design a pedestrian and cycle bridge spanning the river Thames between Nine Elms and Pimlico. The Council says 74 teams from across the globe have entered...

    New ecology consultancy for architects

    A new consultancy which offers specialist ecology surveys for architects and other construction professionals has opened its doors. Ecology by Design says it offers a complete ecological service ranging from a simple preliminary ecological assessment...

    Architect of Bristol's draconian speed limits done for speeding

    George Ferguson, the architect Mayor of Bristol who introduced a city-wide 20mph speed limit - and spent £2.3M on the signposts - has been nicked for doing 35mph in a 30mph zone. Mr Ferguson said: “I am shocked to have just discovered I...

    New Specifiers Guide to Ceramic Tiles & Calibrated Natural Stone

    Tile & Stone Journal has published The Specifier’s Guide to Ceramic Tiles and Calibrated Natural Stone . The magazine says the new guide offers architects, interior designers and other construction professionals a comprehensive guide to the...

    Assa Abloy launches design-led service for architects

    Assa Abloy, the door-opening company behind brands such as Yale, Chubb and Union, has launched UK Specification, a new business division offering a consultancy service for architects, design-led main contractors, property development companies and major...
  • Record fine for misuse of architect title

    Uxbridge Magistrates Court has imposed a record fine of £8,335 on a Middlesex-based company, The Market Design & Build Ltd, after it pled guilty to misusing the title ‘architect’. The court heard that the company did not employ...

    Wimbledon man fined £1000 for misuse of architect title

    Wimbledon Magistrates' Court has fined Mr Youno Kim £1000 after finding him guilty of illegally using the title 'architect'. The Court heard that Mr Kim held himself out to be a ‘RIBA Chartered Architect' on his practice's...

    Prospects for architects improving

    The RIBA reports that in its December Future Trends Survey, the percentage of respondents reporting that they had personally been under-employed in the previous month fell to just 9%, a new all-time low since the survey began in January 2009. The RIBA...

    Karndean unveils wood vinyl flooring designs

    Karndean Designflooring has expanding the collection of wood designs in its LooseLay Series Three range of luxury vinyl flooring. Available from January 2015, the new hues tap into the trend for oak tones, rustics and deep greys in commercial spaces...

    Architect @ Work to focus on façades

    Architect @ Work (London Olympia, 21st-22nd January) has announced that it’s featured exhibit is ‘Full Frontal, Façades on Form’, an exploration of the latest developments in façades curated by The SCIN Gallery , the Clerkenwell...

    Call to join the CIAT's Conduct Committee

    The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has announced that a position on its Conduct Committee will become available in March, and is calling for members to put themselves forward to help regulate the profession and maintain the...

    Call for entries to Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

    The RIBA is calling for entries from schools of architecture around the world for its 2015 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship. A £6,000 grant will be awarded to one student by a panel of judges which includes Lord Foster and the President of...

    Prince Charles outlines his vision for the future of architecture

    Prince Charles has written a 2,000 word essay for The Architectural Review in which he outlines his vision for the future of architecture. In his essay, the Prince explains his personal life-long interest in the importance of an approach to design...

    Wandsworth Council launches design competition for new bridge across the Thames

    London's Wandsworth Council has launched an international competition to design a new bridge across the River Thames. Architects and engineers from across the globe are being challenged to create an inspiring, innovative design for the new river...

    Architect reprimanded for failing to provide terms of engagement

    Cumbria-based architect Christopher Overend has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct by the ARB and issued with a reprimand. In 2007 Mr Overend’s practice was engaged to prepare plans and apply for Local Authority approval for...