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2014 Editorial Calendar

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January

10 Women in Architecture
The first function in the AJ’s new annual programme dedicated to celebrating women in architecture. The awards brings together emerging practitioners and established stalwarts, clients and academia in a networking opportunity that will hopefully result in collaborations and mentorships across the profession.

17 AJ Specification
Roof finishes, decking, structural framing, above and belowground drainage, roof access, rooflights and mansafe systems all fall within the scope of this issue.

31 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.


February

14 AJ Small Projects 1
The AJ Small Projects competition celebrates design quality and ingenuity accomplished for a total contract value of £250,000 or less, rewarding ambitious architects who apply big ideas to small-scale commissions with cash prizes and publicity.

14 Women in Architecture Awards
The first function in the AJ’s new annual programme dedicated to celebrating women in architecture. The awards brings together emerging practitioners and established stalwarts, clients and academia in a networking opportunity that will hopefully result in collaborations and mentorships across the profession.

21 AJ Small Projects 2
Part 2 of the definitive shortlist for the best Small Projects submitted by our readers.

21 AJ Specification
February’s AJ Specification will feature thermal, acoustic and possibly fire insulation. We may also look at other energy-related and fire products, along with waterproofing, vapour control layers, breather membranes, dampers and sealants.

28 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.


March

14 Schools
Building studies from Schools around the UK.

21 AJ Specification
This issue may also include related products such as structural insulated panels, brises soleil, external louvres, roof cladding and accessories such as gaskets, sealants, waterproofing and facade access systems. Possible case studies, which would relate to the cladding and curtain walling theme, might include office and university buildings.

28 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building. 


April

11 Homes
Building studies from offices around the UK. 

18 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building. 

18 AJ Specification
This issue may also include related products such as structural insulated panels, brises soleil, external louvres, roof cladding and accessories such as gaskets, sealants, waterproofing and facade access systems. Possible case studies, which would relate to the cladding and curtain walling theme, might include office and university buildings.


May

09 AJ100
The AJ100, an annual bumper issue features 100+ pages of company profiles, trend forecasting, analysis and data. The Imperial College London is working with the AJ to analyse the data and provide greater insights.

16 Offices
Building studies from offices around the UK.

16 AJ Specification
Along with natural and engineered timber, we’ll also look at accessories, which could include fixings, finishes, fire protection products and sealants. We plan to include a private residence and a school to show interesting uses of timber products.

30 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.  


June

06 Buildings that Care
Building studies from the healthcare industry.

13 RIBA Awards
The AJ exclusively reveal all of the RIBA national, regional EU and international award winners.

20 AJ Specification
Dry lining, paint, thermal, acoustic and fire products all fall within the scope of this issue, along with acoustic baffles, sliding and folding partitions, studwork and wall, ceiling and partition fixtures and fittings. As usual, there will be three case studies that have architectural quality in their own right and there will also be showcases for our walls, ceilings and partitions theme.

27 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.  


July

04 Hotels and Leisure
Building studies from the hotel and leisure industry.

18 Student shows
Pin up and crit: the AJ’s review of student shows 

18 AJ Specification
This is one of the highlights of the AJ Specification year, with threereally colourful and tactile case studies. Our theme, as well as being something of a catch-all, will also include paints, stains and finishes, together with surface materials, pattern-making products, access products, flooring and exterior paving. We have no preconceptions for the case studies – the more gorgeous, the better.

25 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.  


August

01 Homes
Latest home architectural designs.

15 AJ Specification 
As usual, this will be a green products directory. Manufacturers are invited to submit products for use in environmentally intelligent design. As at the annual Ecobuild event, we don’t cherry-pick the greenest products, but materials with poorer environmental credentials will look out of place. Recyclable products, along with those with recycled content, are particularly welcome, along with anything that minimises CO2 emissions and reduces energy consumption. We’re also planning to follow up the green specification on software in previous August issues.

15 Green Product Directory
Manufacturers are  invited to submit products for use in environmentally intelligent design

29 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.   


September

05 Manser Medal & Stephen
AJ exclusive: 2013 Manser Medal shortlist revealed 

05 Lawrence and Lubetkin Awards
2013 Lubetkin Prize shortlist revealed 

12 Stirling Prize
Who has been recognised by The Stirling Prize - the most esteemed award in British architecture 

19 AJ Specification
Always a bumper issue, September is about all types of internal and external doors, as well as windows, curtain walling, rooflights and their accessories, together with ironmongery, fire, security and bomb-resistant products, protective films and internal blinds. Potential case studies could include housing, oneoff private residences, prisons and care homes.

26 Schools
Building studies from schools around the UK. 

26 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.   


October

17 Buildings that Care
Building studies from the healthcare industry.  

17 AJ Specification
Along with internal and external lighting, signage and electrical products, this issue could also take in all types of building services products, accessibility, fire and security systems. In previous issues, museum case studies have been perfect vehicles for this range of products and we are planning to include a suitable transportation project.

31 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.  


November

21 AJ Writing Prize
AJ Writing Prize for the best young architecture critic 

21 AJ Specification
Masonry means brickwork, blockwork, stone and similar products, along with stone cladding, brick slips and accessories for all of these products, such as copings, lintels, cavity ties, wind posts and other masonry fixings. Suitable case studies for inclusion in this issue would include, but may not be limited to, retrofit projects and monuments.

28 Footprint
Green news, sustainable design & eco building.   


December

12 Homes
Building studies from homes around the UK.  

19 Year in Review

19 The Year Ahead

19 AJ Specification 
Escalators, travelators, access products, building maintenance units, nosings, handrails and guardings, access floors, grilles, underfloor heating and signage products all fall within the scope of this issue. Case studies on schools, universities, healthcare buildings and retail projects, including shopping centres, would potentially be good vehicles for this range of products.