Bill Dunster BW 2018

Why aren't we building more zero-bills homes?


Building caught up with Bill Dunster to chat about the ideas in his new book, Zed Life: How to Build a Low-Carbon Society Today


aLL Design: Life after Will Alsop

2018-08-14T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Following the death earlier this year of their visionary co-founder, Building visited the architect practice to talk about its plans for the future

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’


RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its ...

Lee Polisano

Interview: Lee Polisano

2014-01-15T09:10:00+00:00By Adam Branson

Lee Polisano’s high-profile departure from KPF at the height of his success seemed a daring decision. But nearly five years on, and with big projects and cash coming in, he’s actually rather happy

wmm index

Interview: Witherford Watson Mann

2013-12-03T06:00:00+00:00By Adam Branson

Witherford Watson Mann’s redesign of Astley Castle impressed and surprised everyone from client to the Stirling prize judging panel. But winning UK architecture’s top prize isn’t going to change how WWM works.


Interview: Stephen Hodder, RIBA


The new RIBA president on helping architects reboot their relationship with clients


Interview: Glenn Howells

2013-06-04T06:00:00+01:00By Adam Branson

Glenn Howells tells Building why we need to abandon our fifties sense of order and totally rethink how we use the built environment

Chris Liddle and Richard O Neil

Interview with HLM: Innovation out of recession

2013-03-13T10:05:00+00:00By Adam Branson

HLM directors Chris Liddle and Richard O’Neil explain how they’ve used the recession as a trigger for innovation


The other Mr M of AHMM


Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ Google HQ win topped off a profitable year for the practice. Vern Pitt talks to MD Peter Morris about the secret to bagging the big clients

Gabrielle Omar

You're hired: the Apprentice architect

2012-12-28T07:00:00+00:00By Adam Branson

Architect Gabrielle Omar tells Building how being ‘the nice one’ on BBC’s The Apprentice helped her practice get work

Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams: There’s nothing wrong with buildings that just do their jobs


Fresh from their victory, the Stirling prize winners talk us through 27 years of non-shouty architecture


Interview: Renzo Piano


The Shard’s architect is back in town and raring to go on his latest project

David Cash

BDP's David Cash: Cashing in

2012-06-29T00:00:00+01:00By Emily Wright

After a miserable 2011, BDP intends to boost profit by growing its international revenue by 20%. In an exclusive interview, the company’s new chairman explains the plan


Lord Rogers interview: 'Being old is alright, you know'

2012-05-03T11:25:00+01:00By Emily Wright

Lord Rogers is fast approaching 80 but that doesn’t stop him having ambitions to expand into the Middle East, attacking Boris Johnson’s record as London mayor or taking pleasure in a few glasses of red wine, as Emily Wright found out

Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams: The Attraction of Opposites

2012-01-13T00:00:00+00:00By Emily Wright

Architect Stanton Williams is a company that likes to be different - so when its profit plunged by 90% at the start of the financial crisis it didn’t do what so many other architects are doing and look abroad for work. It decided to stick with what it knows best: ...


The Tom Bloxham interview

2011-11-04T00:00:00+00:00By Emily Wright

For 20 years, renowned regeneration company Urban Splash grew and grew. Then in 2008 the bottom fell out of the market and soon after the firm found itself on the ‘brink of collapse’. Its founder tells Emily Wright how it changed everything - and nothing

Ken Shuttleworth

Ken Shuttleworth: No more crazy shapes & silly profiles

2011-06-24T00:00:00+01:00By Emily Wright1 comments

Ken Shuttleworth, the man behind the Gherkin, doesn’t ’get’ the Shard, reckons the era of tall glass boxes is over and thinks a lot of designers are really egotistical. So why does the founder of Make think this is such a great time to be an architect? He tells Building.


Who's afraid of Zaha Hadid?

2011-05-05T00:00:00+01:00By Emily Wright

London developers are, says the world-renowned architect. But that’s not going to stop her increasing her presence in the UK and following up her aquatics centre success with tall buildings in the capital. She talks about work, high points and low - and why her clubbing days are over

Andy von Bradsky

Andy Von Bradsky: A man of parts

2011-04-15T00:00:00+01:00By Emily Wright

At the heart of Andy Von Bradsky’s business strategy as boss of PRP is a paradox: to survive as an architect, you have to stop just being an architect. It’s time we used all the skills at our disposal, he says

Ab Rogers

Remixed: Ab Rogers interview

2011-04-01T00:00:00+01:00By Emily Wright

Ab Rogers, son of Richard, flopped at school, became a hippy, and is, by his own father’s judgment, ’pretty crazy’. None of that stops him being a sought after UK designer trusted with designs for the likes of Pizza Express and the Fat Duck. Meet a true individual

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