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Bob Allies on Rome and the value of learning from the past


Eleanor Jolliffe talks to the Allies and Morrison founder about a formative period in his early career

  • Shielding silence: The case for measured data in acoustic glazing

  • Take the survey: Share your thoughts on our CPDs

  • From tower blocks to the history books: Kensa Shoebox takes root at the Science Museum


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Boomers to Zoomers: Designing for the Generations

As BD launches its new campaign, Ben Flatman sets out the challenges and themes that it will explore

Thinking of entering the Architect of the Year Awards? Explore some of the 2023 finalists

  • What made this project… Leicester Cathedral by van Heyningen and Haward Architects

  • What made this project… Haberdashers’ Boys’ School by NVB Architects

  • What made this project… Newson’s Yard by Stiff+Trevillion

  • What made this project… Salford PassivHaus by PRP Architects

  • What made this project… 78 St James’ Street by Squire & Partners

  • What made this project… The Broadway by Squire & Partners

  • What made this project… Quadrangle Building, King’s College London by Hall McKnight

  • What made this project… National Manufacturing Institute Scotland by HLM Architects

WA100 2024

  • WA100 2024: Architects expect patchy international growth

  • WA100 2024: The big list

  • WA100 2024: Digital edition

In Pictures

  • Mae’s multi-generational living scheme: A model for inclusive community housing

  • Chipperfield unveils restoration of Royal Academy Schools

  • Merrett Houmøller Architects unveils trapezoidal reworking of traditional London terrace

  • In pictures: HOK delivers BBC Studios Comedy Productions workspace in London

  • SPPARC adds hive-like extension to Fitzrovia townhouse

  • Former Voysey factory given new lease of life by dMFK

  • In Pictures: Eavesdrop by Tom Dowdall Architects

  • Alma-nac unveils redesign of Tooting community incubator for Business Launchpad

  • Grafted seeks to redefine design and build with Cast Corbel House

  • Fraser Brown Mackenna unveils Bow housing scheme




  • From the Mauryas to the Mughals: ‘A meticulously curated window into the architectural styles of ancient India’

  • Brutalist Paris: ‘A reminder that the Paris of the future has long existed on the other side of the périphérique’

  • RIBA Principal Designer’s Guide: ‘An excellent and much needed book’

  • How to Enjoy Architecture: A Guide for Everyone

  • Review | Brutal Wales

  • An Atlas of Es Devlin: ‘The impact of her work can last a lifetime’

  • Review | RIBA Ethical Practice Guide

  • The Ingenious Mr Flitcroft, Palladian Architect

  • The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens – Volume 2: Gardens, Delhi, Washington

  • 100 Women: Architects in Practice

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Chris Williamson: Why I’m running for RIBA president

2024-05-28T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Chris Williamson on how concern for young architects and a desire to engage the membership has motivated him to run


Why terraces and modern back to backs are making a comeback

2024-05-24T07:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

With the potential to offer a strong sense of community and efficient use of land, these traditional typologies are often attractive to residents and developers, writes Matt Bowker


Why we need an intergenerational approach to urban design and architecture

2024-05-21T04:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Ben Flatman introduces BD’s new ‘Boomers to Zoomers: Designing for the Generations’ campaign


How doing work for ‘free’ can actually help you increase your fees

2024-05-20T04:00:00+01:00By 4 comments

Building a relationship with a client through a ‘free’ capacity study is a targeted and effective form of marketing, writes Oliver Lowrie

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The Coach: Are you leading your team, or just managing them?


Louise Rodgers explores the concept of how becoming a “design coach” can help deliver more effective management and leadership

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Is development on top of protected buildings really a good idea?

2024-05-16T05:00:00+01:00By 5 comments

As controversial schemes to build above listed structures proliferate, Eleanor Jolliffe asks whether the architects involved are putting profit before principle


  • Under The Big Roof… Charity unites generations and nurtures skills that last a lifetime

  • London College of Fashion strikes a pose with new campus by Allies & Morrison

  • River Wing by Witherford Watson Mann: 'This is the closest we've come to the structure being the architecture'

  • Jankes Barn by Lynch Architects: ‘We like to call it a barn non-conversion’

  • How Corstorphine & Wright are reimagining Bloomsbury's Victoria House as a life sciences hub

  • ‘A nightclub on a massive scale’: touring Populous’ £365m Co-op Live arena

  • Building study: Levitt Bernstein’s Bristol Beacon

  • Make’s Eden project – setting a new standard for eco offices

  • Bringing dignity and joy to later living: Mae’s Daventry House project sets a whole new standard

  • Appleby Blue in Southwark: Witherford Watson Mann’s new model for later living