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We’re known for our irreverent outlook as much as we’re trusted for our heavyweight building reviews and expert opinion, while our technical coverage is second to none in the architectural press. The WA100 ranking of the world’s top architectural practices is highly regarded by the profession – and by clients. Practices that make it into BD’s annual league table find it a valuable promotional tool.

We also run the long-established Architect of the Year Awards, the only awards that recognise architects for a body of work. The AYAs are always hotly contested, with YAYA in particular being widely respected as a launchpad for young practices.

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The most significant buildings, designed by today’s most interesting architects, reviewed by BD’s award-winning writers.

Recent Building Studies include:

  • Building Study: Bracken House, London, by John Robertson Architects

  • Building Study: The Ray, Farringdon, by AHMM

  • Building Study: Windermere Jetty Museum, Cumbria, by Carmody Groarke

  • Building Study: Royal College of Pathologists, London, by Bennetts Associates

  • Building Study: Dancy House, Marlborough, by Allies and Morrison

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Inspiring illustrated accounts of architectural challenges solved with the technical ingenuity of today’s most innovative practices.

Recent Technical Studies include:

  • Technical Study: Boulevard Theatre, Soho

  • Technical Study: Pitzhanger Manor, London

  • Technical Study: Floating church, London

  • Technical Study: Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, Cambridge

  • Technical Study: Alexandra Palace Theatre, London

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Penetrating analysis, revealing interviews, culture and opinion from the sharpest minds inside and outside the profession.

Recent features include

  • Bracing for Brexit: How prepared are architects?

  • London's new £288m symphony hall and why concert halls are so often late and over budget

  • Analysis: When will we see wooden skyscrapers?

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