Entries open for Architect of the Year Awards 2024

Awards launch with three new categories and an entry deadline of 17 May

Holborn 3

LDA Design floats £40m transformation plans for Holborn


Camden Council project aims to deliver “safer, traffic-free environment” with a range of projects

  • Turning trash to treasure: Smile Plastics commitment to a circular economy

  • Panic Hardware vs Emergency Exit Hardware: Where, When and Why?

  • Sheppard Robson transforms London block with steel superstructure


MandS Oxford St

What does the High Court’s ruling mean for M&S’ Oxford Street plans? Lawyers give their views

Developers offered “welcome reset” on planning policy, but full clarity is some way off, writes Tom Lowe

WA100 2024

  • WA100 2024: Architects expect patchy international growth

  • WA100 2024: The big list

  • WA100 2024: Digital edition

UK professional institutes' awards shortlists

  • 12 schemes vie for RIBA West Midlands Awards

  • RIAS announces 17 projects vying for Scottish project of the year

  • AHMM and shedkm on shortlist for RIBA North West Awards

  • RSAW announces eight projects vying for Welsh project of the year

  • Sixteen schemes vie for RIBA South East Awards

  • Hawkins Brown and Mikhail Riches in running for RIBA Yorkshire Awards

  • RIBA shortlists 76 projects for London Awards

  • Fifteen projects make it onto RIBA South West Awards shortlist

  • Nine Cambridge projects on shortlist for 2024 RIBA East awards

  • Níall McLaughlin and Purcell shortlisted for RIBA North East Award

In Pictures

  • NVB Architects completes major expansion for Haberdashers’ Boys’ School

  • Snøhetta unveils Beijing library filled with ‘hills’ and topped by canopy-like roof

  • SOM completes New York skyscraper linked to High Line extension

  • Surman Weston completes self-build house in Peckham

  • Studio Libeskind completes new Maggie’s Centre at the Royal Free Hospital

  • In pictures: Cobham Bowers by Coffey Architects

  • MCW Architects completes mixed-use scheme on sensitive Cambridge riverside site

  • ConForm remodels Hampstead garden flat to reconnect with nature

  • In pictures: Stamos Yeoh’s Black House Barn

  • In pictures: Groupwork’s Greville Street


Architect of the Year Awards 2023

  • 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

  • What made this project… St Mary’s Convent by Hall McKnight

  • What made this project… Cryfield Village by R H Partnership Architects



  • The Ingenious Mr Flitcroft, Palladian Architect

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

  • 100 Women: Architects in Practice

  • Property: The myth that built the world

  • ​Architect: The evolving story of a profession

  • Hidden Patrons: ‘We need more of these stories to be told’

  • How to Be an Architect Developer: ‘This book should probably be compulsory reading’

  • BD’s book reviews of the year

  • Review | Modern Buildings in London by Ian Nairn

  • Caruso St John’s Collected Works, Volume 2: ‘A genuine insight into their motivations and interests’

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What’s stopping us from rebuilding?

2024-03-05T10:30:00+00:00By Anna Beckett

The sorry story of the Crooked House pub tells us that sometimes maybe we have to let a building go, writes Anna Beckett

Billy Brand Civic Engineers

Misinformation about RAAC could do more damage than good

2024-03-04T00:05:00+00:00By Billy Brand

Claims that RAAC has a ‘30 year life span’ are incorrect and risk causing unnecessary disruption to schools and hospitals, writes Billy Brand


New cancer centres are combining personalised treatment and research for better outcomes

2024-02-28T00:05:00+00:00By Chris Oates

New approaches to healthcare architecture are helping to facilitate a revolution in treatment and research, writes Chris Oates

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The architectural profession is in trouble - collective action is needed to fix it

2024-02-27T10:30:00+00:00By Ayo Abbas7 comments

While large parts of the profession remain resistant to change, there are still plenty of reasons to remain optimistic, writes Ayo Abbas


Why stewardship is critical to creating places where people want to live and work

2024-02-26T11:59:00+00:00By Hugh Petter

In the drive to reach ambitious housing targets it is essential to plan for the long term care and sustainability of new developments, writes Hugh Petter

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Do you want, or need to be, liked?

2024-02-23T00:05:00+00:00By Louise Rodgers1 comments

Avoiding being a ‘people pleaser’ is often critical to becoming an effective manager, writes Louise Rodgers


  • 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

  • BDP's new state-of-the-art research centre for The Royal Marsden

  • How Footprint Architects created an education centre from reclaimed beach timber

  • Building study: UCL East’s Marshgate by Stanton Williams

  • Holbein Gardens: Barr Gazetas’ exemplar net zero office refurbishment