Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ Manchester scheme

Bernstein: Tall towers pose ‘huge challenge’

23 Mar 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Outgoing chief of Manchester council makes comments after Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs admit they will redesign their brace of towers


'Grand Designs-style' prefab homes launched

22 Mar 17 | By Jim Dunton

Richard Hywel Evans-designed three-bedroom “nHouse” debuts

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Landmark House

Rogers unveils Hammersmith tower plans

21 Mar 17 | By Jim Dunton

Mixed-use scheme would double height of 70s blocks on prime west London site

225 City Road

Another tower gets go-ahead on London's City Road

17 Mar 17 | By Jim Dunton

AHMM wins planning for 22-storey block despite opposition from Islington

London skyline

Architecture ‘worth £1.7bn a year’ to London, study says

17 Mar 17 | By Jim Dunton

Mipim latest: GLA research finds sector’s wealth-creation growth well ahead of the capital average


Sketch for online

Sketch of the week: Homes at Dunstall Farm

24 Mar 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Niamh Hession, associate at Pad Design

Barbican sketch

Sketch of the week: Barbican Centre

17 Mar 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architect Benjamin Wall at LSI Architects

Treehouse sketch by Ewen Miller

Sketch of the week: Treehouse

10 Mar 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Calderpeel Architects’ managing director Ewen Miller

Building sketch

Sketch of the week: Environmental strategies and integrated MEP systems

3 Mar 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by ChapmanBDSP’s environmental associate Shashank Jain

Bluecoat House

Sketch of the week: Bluecoat House

24 Feb 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Martin Douglas, associate director of Bristol-based Pad Design




Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

10 Mar 17 | By David Blackman

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

Top 150 consultants

Top 150 consultants 2016

16 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Consultants grew their UK staff by 5% overall during the past year, but where was the biggest growth and are cuts on their way as the post-Brexit fall-out makes itself felt?

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival


How the Great Fire shaped modern London

6 Sep 16 | By Ike Ijeh

On the 350th anniversary of the fire’s close, Ike Ijeh shows how the disaster heralded enormous changes for architecture and urbanism despite the sidelining of Wren’s grand plan

Loughbourgh Science and Enterprise Park

Let's love industrial estates

15 Aug 16 | By Darryl Chen

The changing nature of manufacturing and enterprise means we need to unlock many sites in our cities, integrating industrial estates with surrounding neighbourhoods


Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17 | By Dominic Thasarathar

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

Tal Donahue and Matthew McGuinness

Branding a building

16 Mar 17 | By Tal Donahue, Matthew McGuinness

Developing a brand is becoming ever more important, both for developers and occupiers

Helen Gough

The need for International Women's Day

7 Mar 17 | By Helen Gough

Gender equality in the workplace is not a ‘women’s issue’, the fact that it is still an aspiration has huge economic implications for us all

Richard McCarthy

We need a boring Budget

2 Mar 17 | By Richard McCarthy

Next week the chancellor will unveil his spring Budget, let’s hope he uses it to strengthen existing policies and provide certainty rather than unleash any big surprises


Big data and virtual reality in architecture

20 Feb 17 | By Phil Bernstein

By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design


Why have EU workers' pensions become a tax target?

13 Feb 17 | By Claire Palmer

HMRC must lift its block on French and Italians in the UK transferring their pension pots tax free, or risk losing the benefits their professional expertise brings to construction

Jack Pringle


1 Feb 17 | By Jack Pringle

Smart technologies could allow us to turn cities such as London into more healthy and less frustrating places to live. One Asian state has an app for that

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Claire Wansbury

How green space can pay its way in garden villages

9 Jan 17 | By Claire Wansbury

Cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the natural environment on people could be used to plan the proposed wave of garden villages