Tender Code Needed

While few readers of this Blog are likely to be involved in tendering for submarines (via “full competitive tender” or even “competitive evaluation”) the...

Women in the architecture profession

CONGRATULATIONS to Parlour: women, equity, architecture for their recognition through the Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media, 2015. The “Parlour Guides to Equitable...

Make CPD meaningful

All members of a profession are duty bound to ensure proper service standards are maintained. Similarly a code of professional conduct is worthless if...

Project team integration

In March 2014 the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) and the Australian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) released “… two important and valuable guides...

Lighting Design ~ easily forgotten?

As the 2015 Diwali festival approaches (November 11) and Australia remembers (Vivid Sydney) it is timely to ask: Why are so many buildings photographed...

Planned succession ~ SOM case study

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is recognised throughout the AEC industry as one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in the world. On...

A parallel universe: Two identical stories with different endings

The Architects Journal’s announcement of an important UK architectural award to the University of Amsterdam may be of interest to not just our readers...

Letter from Scotland ~ Profession reacts to referendum vote

So much discussion in the UK about the need for change ~ exemplified by Peter Wilson, director of the Wood Studio research centre at...

The Future for Architects? Gratitude to the RIBA

Changes in the economy, project procurement methods, technology and even climate are confronting practitioners in their thoughts about the sustainability of their role as...

Architects: do you value your title?

If you ask “the man in the street” what an architect does or what differentiates architects from other building designers or draftsmen, very few...