Emily Booth, Architects' Journal

Emily Booth

Architects' Journal

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Past articles by Emily:

Architecture as activism runs through February’s issue of the AJ

There are many different kinds of architecture practice and in our latest issue we look at initiatives that take risks and focus on breathing new life into communities → Read More

The AJ’s building revisits provide fascinating insights

We love revisiting buildings. Who doesn’t? Those weathered boards, that clever extension, the reality of bikes and bins and breakout spaces – it’s the → Read More

Sheffield’s green artery is something to celebrate

Sheffield – creative, vibrant, energetic, sporting two thriving universities – is also emblematic of the challenges facing many other cities across the UK → Read More

Sheffield’s green artery is something to celebrate

Sheffield – creative, vibrant, energetic, sporting two thriving universities – is also emblematic of the challenges facing many other cities across the UK → Read More

Sustainable architecture isn’t easy but the unsustainable kind costs the Earth

In a time of myriad crises, the climate crisis seems all-encompassing. But what feels different now is broader social awareness of it, and the peril our → Read More

Our annual student issue brims with enthusiasm and urgent activism

What a time of endings and beginnings. A time in which it’s difficult not to feel awed by the span of change to which one long life – 96 years, perhaps – → Read More

We’d do well to learn energy lessons from ancient rural construction

First the drought, then the deluge – is this the summer we finally ‘got it’? Collectively accepted that the climate crisis isn’t a speck on the horizon? → Read More

Introducing the Irish Issue

Welcome to our Irish Issue which highlights a cornucopia of stand-out practices and work across the island of Ireland → Read More

AJ100 Practice of the Year 2022 revealed

Judges were fulsome in their praise of the practice, the overwhelming winner of this year’s AJ100 Practice of the Year accolade. ‘It’s a forward-thinking, → Read More

The benefits of retrofit are legion and long-lasting

Retrofit isn’t always straightforward. Or easy. (Just check out the Secret Architect’s column for a snapshot of messy human life vs the clean sweep of new → Read More

Architecture is about people: working with people and building for people

The memories shared in our tributes to Richard Rogers and Chris Wilkinson are a reminder of the innovation and humanity that these architects bought to their roles, writes Emily Booth → Read More

New Talent in the AJ100’s ranks brings a fresh take to the UK’s biggest practices

The Architects’ Journal has set itself a challenge to connect with and focus on the future of the profession. We’ve thrown our energy into fighting the → Read More

AJ events: have your say

We’ve outlined a few short questions which give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on what you want to see from AJ conferences and events. We’re → Read More

There’s a fresh buzz in the city as we emerge from lockdown

Read the new issue (26.08) online today or order a print copy from our shop This month the AJ ran its first face-to-face event in 17 months – an AJ100 → Read More

Despite the pandemic, students’ work is fizzing with purpose

‘Lost’. ‘Lonely’. ‘Like being in quicksand’. These are just some of the experiences of nearly 400 respondents to the AJ Student Survey. A massive 40 per → Read More

Resilience and hope are sustaining architects in this crisis

The first, our annual AJ100 survey, benchmarks the top UK practices by number of architects employed in the UK. It’s based on detailed survey practice → Read More

We can all benefit from listening to underrepresented groups

Marsha Ramroop’s powerful comment ‘I’ve got literal skin in this game’ should resonate throughout the architecture profession. The RIBA’s first-ever head → Read More

Environmentally, retrofit makes sense and for designers there is so much opportunity

The picture of a child hurtling through the air, hair flying, on a zip wire at Finch Macintosh’s Weston Adventure Playground encapsulates the pure joy → Read More

Salary and diversity research shows profession is approaching a sea-change

It isn’t a surprise that architects’ pay levels have dipped in 2020 – what with the double whammy of the pandemic and recession on the back of a subdued → Read More

We live in rapidly changing times – and the AJ100 is changing, too

The AJ100 award celebrations are taking place in a year like no other. And the AJ100 practices need to adapt to these challenging times with resilience → Read More