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Peter Bell, PCC,

PCC reprimands architect for unacceptable professional conduct

At a hearing of ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) Peter Bell of Peter Bell & Partners, was reprimanded following a finding of unacceptable professional conduct (UPC).
vent shaft, HS2, Euston,

HS2 unveils designs for new vent shaft at Euston

HS2 has released images of its proposed replacement London Underground substation and vent shaft at Euston, the first major structure to be built as part of the transformation of the station.
Architecture sector,

RIBA calls for reform of immigration system to protect architecture sector

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published a report calling for a drastic reform of the UK’s immigration system post-Brexit in order to support the UK’s architecture sector.

AECOM wins design contract for new Oriel joint facility

AECOM has won the RIBA design competition to deliver a new joint facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
Exceptional Talent Visa

Hiring architects under the new exceptional talent visa

Will the Government’s recently announced exceptional talent visa for architects ease the skills shortages in UK construction? How can employers take advantage to address their recruitment needs? Immigration lawyer Anne Morris explains.
Andrew John Priestley,

Man convicted on three counts for misusing ‘architect’ title

Andrew John Priestley of John Priestley Associates has been convicted of three counts of misusing the title ‘architect’ and fined £6,240.
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New ‘exceptional talent’ visa announced for architects

RIBA and the Home Office have announced that from 10 January 2019, the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent and Exceptional Promise) visa will be available to applicants from architecture.
Pol Gallagher

Architect fined £2.5k for unacceptable professional conduct

At a hearing of the Architects Registration Board’s Professional Conduct Committee on 16 November, Pol Gallagher of ZAP Architecture was issued with a penalty order following a finding of unacceptable professional conduct (UPC).
Nicholas Rothe

Man ordered to pay over £5k for misusing the title ‘architect’

On 22 November Nicholas Rothe of Manchester was convicted on eight counts of the criminal offence of misusing the title ‘Architect’.
Miguel Vidal

astudio appoints architect Miguel Vidal as computational design lead

Architectural practice astudio has appointed Miguel Vidal to the role of Project Architect and Computational Design Lead.
Western Village, Ebbsfleet Garden City,

Architect appointed for Western Village in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Architecture firm PRP has been appointed as lead architect and masterplanner on The Western Village in North Kent, by joint venture development partners, Clarion Housing Group and Countryside
Architectural cladding

Architectural cladding video aims to improve fire safety

Vivalda, one of the UK’s largest distributors and fabricators of architectural cladding systems has produced a short film urging architects, specifiers and contractors to think more carefully about whole-system specification
Allplan 2019

ALLPLAN announces new version of BIM software for architects and engineers

Allplan has announced the release of its new version of BIM software, Allplan 2019, with numerous new features and optimised BIM workflows

About Access knows getting it right first time will keep costs...

Considering accessibility at the design stage can avoid costly delays during construction – and potential loss of business later on.
timber buildings

TRADA and Exova BM TRADA join forces to host one day...

The Better Timber Buildings conference aims to unite the industry to improve the sector's knowledge about building with timber.
student accommodation

Student Castle announce plans for Manchester student skyscraper

Student Castle, leaders in student accommodation services has announced plans to build a 55-storey upmarket student accommodation in Manchester's city centre.
modular building

Permanent design for temporary building at Birmingham University

Architecturally designed and built completely to spec, the new three-storey, modular building on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus is full of unique features
Happy by Design

Happy by Design guide demands emphasis on wellbeing in the built...

In response to increasing concern regarding the effects of design and architecture on our overall wellbeing, RIBA has released the Happy by Design guide in order to examine how we can build happier, healthier spaces, from the ground up
RIBA President

RIBA announce next elected RIBA President for 2019-21

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that Alan Jones will take over as the next RIBA President Elect from Ben Derbyshire next year
Infrastructure engineering software

Bentley Systems presents OpenBuildings Designer

OpenBuildings software helps AEC professionals design projects of all sizes and complexities while ensuring optimized and error-free project delivery.
director of architecture

McBAINS appoint new Director of Architecture

Leading construction consulting and design agency McBains announced that Mark Baseby has been appointed Director of its Architecture team.
bus stations

Urban renewal begins at the bus stop

Alistair Branch, Director at Stephen George + Partners architects, gives his advice on how the regeneration of "depressing" bus stations can have a knock-on effect on the community as a whole

Finalists for Eiffel Tower BIM remodel revealed

Following the announcement that Autodesk will be working with the City of Paris to redesign the area surrounding the Eiffel Tower using building information modelling (BIM), the four teams competing to renovate the space have now been revealed
City spaces

The rise of software cities

The technology we use is changing the way we sculpt our cities. Peter Debney of Oasys considers how software has been used in the planning process of city spaces
3D printing

Reinventing the home: Designing the world’s first freeform 3D printed house

A project in Tennessee is testing a “revolutionary” design to reinvent the modern home using 3D printing technology
Bryden Wood

Bryden Wood awarded queen’s award for enterprise

Architecture and operations consultancy, Bryden Wood, has become one of the first architects to be awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for innovation that changes the fundamentals of design and construction