This week saw the launch of Architects in Housing, a RIBA initiative to champion architects as housing designers.

Architects in Housing, which supersedes the RIBA’s housing group, will work with other housing bodies to improve the quality, value and desirability of new housing – a sector that accounts for 40% of construction output and one-third of architects’ workload. The organisation launched a web site on Wednesday (, where it is hoped architects and clients will exchange information.

AiH has secured initial funding through its first sponsor, Redland Roofing Systems.