Jack Whitehead is this month’s exclusive Q&A profile. Jack is the newest Studio Director at multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p, where he leads the Birmingham team. Here, Jack discusses his career journey, memorable projects, architectural influences and what’s in store for rg+p Birmingham.

Danish and Swedish architecture firms Cobe and Yellon have been announced as winners in the competition to design ‘Stadsljus’, a new residential tower rising 110m above sea level situated on the site of Stockholm’s former historic gasworks.

Here, we talk to Will Poole-Wilson, Managing Director at Will+Partners, about his architectural journey. Explore his career, influences and notable projects, as well as his human-centric design approach. Gain insights into the challenges of sustainability in architecture and his vision for the future.

The Prime Minister of Japan has opened a new district in the heart of Tokyo designed by Heatherwick Studio. The project, known as Azabudai Hills, is the culmination of a 30-year regeneration process steered by Mori Building Co., Japan’s leading urban landscape developer.

Pop-up urbanism can amplify a neighbourhood’s brand – as long as the spirit is in keeping with an area’s authentic identity.

This month, we talk to Alasdair Rankin, the creative force steering Aitken Turnbull Architects. From a childhood LEGO fascination to designing spaces that defy norms, Rankin’s interview unveils the unique path he’s carved in the architectural world. Find out more about his impactful projects, including transformative work with Macmillan Cancer Support, and catch a glimpse of the lighter side – a memorable story involving a scaffold ladder and mistaken identities.

Emily Hillman, Associate Urban Designer at Pegasus Group, explores whether the latest – in a long line of – design guides is a beauty or a beast.

Meet Colin D’Alton, the Co-Founder and Director at Gray Design, with 30 years of experience. From the Celtic Tiger era in Dublin to founding his own practice, Colin’s journey is a testament to passion and innovation. Inspired by Frank Gehry, he blends sustainability with creative brilliance.

A potentially catastrophic blaze, which consumed the garage containing a parked vehicle adjoining a £1M house in rural Surrey, was stopped in its tracks thanks to the use of 12mm A1 non combustible Magply being chosen as the render substrate board on the contract.

Alan Hall, Projects Director at regeneration specialist Genr8 Developments, discusses the benefits of an approach that focuses on the long-term legacy of a scheme.

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