What made our architects choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?
Meet the latest intake of construction professionals - all of them just weeks into their new careers. So what made them choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?
Building gives its architectural review of the new Scottish Parliament building in Holyrood
Plans to redevelop 77 acres of prime real estate in Earls Court - entailing the demolition of London’s landmark exhibition centre - have become mired in political wrangling. But is there really any doubt as to how it will end?
The government has unveiled national space and security standards – but things remain to be done
Super-dense schemes can work in London as long as they reinforce street spaces
As demand for quality student living increases the design of communal spaces is becoming more inventive and flexible
I’ll be sorry to see the Galliford Try boss go but he has done his bit for the firm and the industry
Political parties need to be clear on their sustainability policies for the future
Property and construction professionals can ill-afford to ignore social media products - they’re fun and have business benefits too
WONDERS & BLUNDERS
London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents
Nicola Rutt finds Oxford University’s Florey Building ‘brave and beautiful’, but thinks more recent student accommodation, Unite’s post-Olympic Stratford development, is ‘overbearing’ and ‘confused’
Andrew Henriques believes that his old school in Pimlico, designed by John Bancroft in the sixties, was a shining example of brutalist architecture. While its replacement is a lesson in ticking boxes
When Andrew Davies, Wates’ chief executive, goes to the board next month it will be to tell them how he intends to double turnover at the £1bn family firm. But don’t expect a revolution
Defying five years of recession, cladding company Lakesmere has experienced rapid growth. MD Mark Davey reveals how the firm beat the downturn
Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction