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Past articles by Richard:

Grimshaw to make redundancies as HS2 work put on hold

Grimshaw has confirmed it will make redundancies after key parts of the multi-billion High Speed 2 (HS2) were put on hold due to budget concerns → Read More

Buckley Gray Yeoman wins approval for latest Portland House plans

Buckley Gray Yeoman has become the latest in a line of practices to win approval to overhaul developer Landsec’s Portland House – a 29-storey Brutalist landmark in London’s Victoria → Read More

RetroFirst Stories: How Buttress plans to save Oldham’s pigeon-infested Pru

With up to 40 per cent of carbon emissions coming from the construction industry, the profession needs to find ways of adapting the type of buildings it → Read More

Coastal path and urban farm among finalists for Ulster design awards

Eclectic projects including an urban farm and a coastal walkway with cliff-edge viewing platforms have been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) design awards → Read More

AJ race and diversity survey 2023: ‘To achieve change we need to understand what works’

The AJ has again teamed up with Blueprint for All – formerly the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust – to launch a new survey to gather the latest evidence on race diversity within architecture → Read More

Walkie Talkie architect Rafael Viñoly dies, aged 78

The Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, best known in the UK for his controverisal Walkie Talkie tower and masterplan for Battersea Power station, has died, aged 78 → Read More

Feilden Clegg Bradley wins approval for £210m ‘Cultural Heart’ for Huddersfield

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has won approval for a £210 million transformation of Huddersfield town centre which includes ‘sensitively adapting’ the 1970 Grade II-listed Queensgate Market hall → Read More

Project starts nosedive and housing applications tumble, new data shows

The value of projects starting on site has dropped by 40 per cent compared to 2022, while new planning applications have also slowed markedly, according to new data from Glenigan → Read More

Chocks away for CAN’s plans to convert WWII airfield block into holiday home

The 375m² scheme will create a five bedroom rental property within the ‘austere fabric of the existing structure’ which is one of the few remnants of a → Read More

AJ exclusive: winning team named in contest to design 715ha Essex new town

The AJ can exclusively reveal the winner in the international contest to masterplan a 704ha Garden City-style development providing 7,600 new homes on the edge of Colchester in Essex → Read More

AHMM reveals plans for 10-storey office next to Newcastle Central Station

The Pioneer development is backed by a joint venture between Newcastle City Council and PfP-igloo – Stephenson Works, which was formed to complete the → Read More

Retrofit of Sheffield’s Park Hill shortlisted in 2023 RIBA Yorkshire awards

Whittam Cox Architects’ Béton House project, the third phase of the ongoing revamp of Sheffield’s 1960s Park Hill estate, has been named on the 11-strong shortlist for this year’s RIBA Yorkshire regional awards → Read More

Tributes paid to FAT and London School of Architecture co-founder Clive Sall

The profession has paid tributes to ‘recklessly generous’ FAT (Fashion, Architecture, Taste) and London School of Architecture (LSA) co-founder, Clive Sall, who has died aged 60 → Read More

RIAS reveals 13 contenders for Scotland’s 2023 architecture awards

The finalists include seven one-off houses, two by Glasgow-based Dualchas Architects and others by Ann Nisbet Studio, CameronWebster Architects with Ian → Read More

Rural houses rule RIBA South Regional Awards 2023 shortlist

They include Black House Farm in the South Downs National Park by Robin Lee Architecture; Saltmarsh House by Níall McLaughlin Architects and Island House → Read More

Graeme Nicholls wins approval for O-shaped Glasgow housing scheme

Graeme Nicholls Architects has finally won approval for a 160-home residential scheme shaped like a broken ‘O’ next to Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium → Read More

Footwork: the architect-led charity helping people shape where they live

The architect-led charity set up by Clare Richards handed out a quarter of a million pounds to projects with the potential for significant local impact last year → Read More

Architect in the community: How do you mass-retrofit listed homes?

Richard Waite looks at how the social impact funding organisation Footwork is helping a retrofit programme in the historic West Yorkshire village of Saltaire → Read More

The east London architects helping young refugees

Richard Waite meets architecture practice Unit 38, which is working to create a permanent educational space for children arriving alone in the UK as migrants and refugees → Read More

Manchester schemes dominate 2023 RIBA North West awards shortlist

Projects in Manchester, including Citizens Design Bureau’s Manchester Jewish Museum, make up half of the contenders vying for this year’s RIBA North West regional awards → Read More