The ethics of unpaid overtime

Many architects have struggled with the question of how to deal with the culture of long hours. But it’s important to recognise that there are wider societal issues that unpaid overtime creates.

IP – an architect’s foundation stone

Often overlooked is the fact that many of the ideas of architects are patentable. And with a patent, the architect can obtain an ‘exclusivity’ for a 20-year term. So what sort of ‘architectural’ ideas are patentable?

Architects concerned employers prioritise BIM skills over design capabilities

Architectural professionals are concerned that some employers are prioritising a candidate’s building information modelling (BIM) software skills over their design capabilities, says recruitment agency Hays.

Taking care of business: Charles Wright

Charles Wright estimates he spends just as much time on administration as he does on design, but he’s not complaining.

Making a silk purse: Ken Shuttleworth

Stormtech's linear drains for hospitality projects

Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.

Balancing the gender scales: women in architecture