I hope we can continue to create beautiful architecture, while enduring this period of economic uncertainty that has hit architects quite hard.

Chris Darling

I hope policymakers will focus on promoting housing supply, rather than applying restrictive constraints that halt progress of delivery. I like to think the glass is always half full, so I expect that by Q2 we will see an exhilarating rush of investment and new projects. I am less optimistic in respect of immediately fixing our planning system, but hopeful that changes can be made to better supply the public’s demand for high quality homes.

Resolution: To keep trying to achieve the best for our practice, to nurture our amazing and talented teams in London, Manchester and Poznan, to love our clients and (maybe) to go to the gym.

Chris Darling, managing director at Darling Associates

2019 forecasts: what lies ahead