Architects' Journal

Architects' Journal is an architectural magazine published in London by Metropolis International.

Architects' Journal
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EditorEmily Booth
Former editorsChristine Murray
Staff writersWill Hurst, Richard Waite, Rob Wilson
PublisherMetropolis International
Founded1895; 128 years ago (1895) (as The Builder's Journal and Architectural Record)
Companyemap publishing ltd
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon


The first edition was produced in 1895. Originally named The Builder's Journal and Architectural Record, from 1906 to 1910 it was known as The Builder's Journal and Architectural Engineer, and it then became The Architects and Builder's Journal from 1911 until 1919, at which point it was given its current name.[1][2]

In December 2015 title owner Top Right Group rebranded as Ascential,[3] who, in January 2017, announced its intention to sell 13 titles, including Architects' Journal;[4] the 13 "heritage titles" were to be "hived off into a separate business while buyers are sought."[5] The brands were purchased by Metropolis International announced on 1 June 2017.[6]

Architects' Journal remains in print, publishing issues 12 times a year along with 10 annual issues of sister publication AJ Specification, while its online version provides a daily news service.

In 2018 Architects' Journal won the PPA Business Magazine of the Year.[7] In 2020 and 2021 Architects' Journal was named Editorial Brand of the Year at the International Building Press National Journalism Awards.[8][9]

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  1. ^ Sutherland, R. J. M.; Humm, Dawn; Chrimes, Mike (2001). Historic Concrete: Background to Appraisal. Thomas Telford. p. 390. ISBN 978-0-7277-2875-3.
  2. ^ Cruz, Paulo J. da Sousa (27 June 2013). Structures and Architecture: New concepts, applications and challenges. CRC Press. p. 1802. ISBN 978-1-4822-2461-0.
  3. ^ "Top Right Group rebrands to Ascential". Fipp. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  4. ^ Williams, Christopher (5 January 2017). "Ascential puts Drapers and Nursing Times up for sale in break with trade publishing". Telegraph. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  5. ^ Sweney, Mark (5 January 2017). "Ascential to sell Drapers and Nursing Times as it ditches 'heritage' brands". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  6. ^ "New owner rescues construction mags". The Construction Index. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  7. ^ "PPA Awards 2018 - Winners 2018". Archived from the original on 2018-08-14.
  8. ^ "IBP Journalism Awards 2020: Full Results, Nominations and Entries | IBP".
  9. ^ "IBP Annual National Journalism Awards 2021 – Winning Journalists' citation | IBP".

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