Thrive – A field guide for women in architecture

Books & Publications

Architecture needs women. How can the built environment be designed without the expert input of half the population? In spite of the significant number of women choosing to study architecture as undergraduates, once qualified women remain in the minority. As professionals their expertise is often overlooked, their work devalued and their contribution to the canon … Read More

RIBAJ PiP Health, Wellbeing and Building Design webinar


Sumita Singha OBE, director of Ecologic Architects and author of Future Healthcare Design, 2020 and Re-think Design Guide, 2021. In her presentation, Sumita discusses the budget challenges impeding the NHS’ ability to improve existing building stock as well as the importance of wayfinding and patient-centred design for healthcare buildings.

Re-Think Design Guide

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The world has changed. How will society emerge post-pandemic? Will we take the opportunity to reset the status quo? And, if so, what possibilities are there for architects to take the initiative in designing this new world? This innovative design guide draws together expert guidance on designing in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic for … Read More

Future Healthcare Design

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This book describes how architects can design better healthcare buildings for a rapidly changing context and climate. Innovation in the design of healthcare estates is essential to the sustainability of our health services. Design thinking in this field is being influenced by a range of factors, such as economic constraints, an ageing demographic, complex health … Read More

Women in Architecture

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Including the key articles, documents and reports, and with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected materials in their historical and intellectual context, Women in Architecture is an essential work of reference.The volumes explore four themes – History and Identity; Extraordinary Practice; Wider Influence, and Employment and Education. The collection … Read More

Autotelic Architecture

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Autotelic Architect explores how movements towards more self-initiated projects, greater collaboration and design activism have changed how architects and designers are practicing, as well as the kinds of projects they are working on. Similar to the autotelic self that transforms potential problems into enjoyable challenges, the ‘Autotelic Architect’ does not avoid societal changes, but instead … Read More

Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

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Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on respect for diversity and equality, participation and … Read More