Tuesday31 March 2015


BD student columnist Eleanor Jolliffe

Practices must play their part – or education reform will fail

Offering student placements will be a professional duty in the RIBA’s brave new world, argues Eleanor Jolliffe

Polyark III students

What the RIBA's changes on education mean for students

RIBA’s director of eduation David Gloster hails the decision to rip up the three-part system

BD student columnist Eleanor Jolliffe

Sexism is not the issue for Generation Y

The real inequalities in architecture are race and class, which is where the RIBA’s #SeeMeJoinMe campaign should focus


London should look to Paris for inspiration

Mipim showed our booming capital still has much to learn, says Amanda Baillieu

The threatened Sutton Estate, Chelsea

Ethical architecture is no simple matter

The right course of action is a matter for the individual, says Paul McGrath

Hank Dittmar

When it comes to housing, small is beautiful

Small plots, small builders and small architects. The next government must open the market if it wants to solve the housing crisis, argues Hank Dittmar

Feix and Merlin's exhibition design for Urbanistas at Roca London Gallery

Harnessing the other 50%

Three leading architects discuss the way women are shaping our cities

Gillian Darley

The inestimable value of a good client

Gillian Darley mourns the widening chasm between architect and client and charts the history of a critical relationship

Andrew Barraclough

How can architects make contractors deliver their vision?

Now at Wates, Andrew Barraclough spent 19 years at HOK. Here, he advises on how the two disciplines can work together on BIM

Amanda Baillieu

Is selling the industry to the public a good idea?

Amanda Baillieu says a new advertising campaign by the AIA might not be the right thing

Eleanor Jolliffe, BD's student columnist

My education has been pretty useful, actually

Our student columnist Eleanor Jolliffe takes issue with some of the RIBA’s recent findings

Hank Dittmar

Can architecture reclaim the lost territory of the good ordinary?

Hank Dittmar says the profession needs to get better at the mundane

Some of the many new tower blocks in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Setting up an office in Mongolia

In her final dispatch from Ulan Bator, Tanja Smith is ready for her next challenge – heading up Gradon Architecture’s new Mongolian office


How buildings sit in their landscape

Gillian Darley on using surroundings to frame architecture

Amanda Baillieu

Architecture is the loser if we censor history

Monographs contribute to the marginalisation of the profession, argues Amanda Baillieu

MEA House Newcastle by Ryder & Yates

Why even listing can't preserve the dynamism of our working lives

Architecture Foundation chair Simon Allford, whose Angel Building was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize, hails English Heritage’s office listing bonanza

St James’s House, Frederick Street, Birmingham, John Madin, 1954-7

'Listing buildings is not like stamp collecting - you can't have one by every architect'

As 14 post-war office buildings are listed, experts give their verdicts

James Maddock

Space: The final frontier

Our understanding of the kinds of workspaces employees require is changing and this will result in offices that are more flexible and responsive to the varied needs of their occupiers, says DTZ’s James Maddock

Hank Dittmar

Style wars are irrelevant when architecture is reduced to floor-plate cladding

Architects should stop bashing each other and concentrate on the real enemy, says Hank Dittmar

BD student columnist Eleanor Jolliffe

Fear and loathing in our cities

Should architects and planners be defending us from terrorists, asks BD’s student columnist

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