Architects' Journal

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Architects' Journal
Architects Journal logo.png
Editor Christine Murray
Former editors Paul Finch
Categories Architecture
Frequency Weekly (46 per year)
Circulation 6,817[1]
First issue 1896
Company Emap Limited
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Architects' Journal is a weekly architectural magazine published in London by Emap.


The first edition was produced in 1896. 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 to 1919 when it was renamed to its current name.[2]

Architects' Journal today[edit]

Commonly referred to by architects as the AJ, its articles concentrate mainly on British architecture unlike its sister publication the Architectural Review, which has a worldwide focus. Each month the journal featured a supplement specializing in information on concrete and steel building work.[3]

The subjects written about include daily architectural news, studies of British buildings and detailed technical and practice features.

In 2011, the Architects' Journal launched the AJ Buildings Library,[4] a digital database containing over 30,000 drawings and photos of the most important architecture of Britain.

In June 2012, the magazine had a circulation of 6,714.[5] Three years later (June 2015), this figure had risen slightly to 6,817.[1]

In October 2015, Emap announced it was to stop producing print editions and that, over the next 12-18 months, all titles, including Architects' Journal, would become digital only.[6]


  1. ^ a b "The Architects Journal" (PDF). ABC. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Sutherland, R. J. M.; Humm, Dawn; Chrimes, Mike (2001). Historic Concrete: Background to Appraisal. Thomas Telford. p. 390. ISBN 978-0-7277-2875-3. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Fulcher, Merlin (4 March 2011). "In pictures: AJ celebrates Buildings Library launch". Architects Journal. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Architects Journal" (PDF). ABC. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Sweney, Mark (5 October 2015). "Emap brand to be scrapped as all its titles move digital-only". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 

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