RIBA Reports Decrease in Female Architects

By Andrea Klettner, Building Design Online
January 16, 2012

The number of female architects working for UK practices has fallen 4% since 2009. The RIBA Future Trends Survey reported 21% of architectural staff in December 2011 were female, compared to 28% in January 2009. Architects also reported a decrease in confidence over future workloads for December 2011. More …

What is The Future of Arts Buildings?

By Jake Orr, The Guardian
January 2012

Last November, as part of the OMA/Progress exhibition at the Barbican Centre, I attended a panel discussion on architecture, audiences and the arts called Designing for the next generation: what’s the future of arts venues? Part lecture, part chaired discussion, the focus of the evening was on how architects are working to design arts venues that impact on future generations of audiences (and artists). More …