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19 Mar


The AJ100 awards ceremony is among the biggest nights of the year for architectural practices, and this it the first time the practice has been included on the prestigious AJ100 list of the largest and most successful firms in the UK. The practice was also shortlisted for the New Member of the Year Award, and narrowly missed out on the UK Employer of the Year Award.

The practice rated particularly highly in the areas of employee benefits and the work the firm produces, with survey responses such as “They do some great work and really look after their people.”


David Andrews, a Partner at the practice, commented “We are absolutely thrilled to have been named the best place to work in the East of England by the Architects’ Journal. We are immensely proud of our people, and we know that the incredible work that they do is integral to the success of the practice, so we do everything we can to make sure they have a business that supports them and gives them opportunities to develop and succeed. We are also delighted to be included as an AJ100 practice for the first time, and can be extremely proud that, while we didn’t win the overall employer of the year award, we were very close to doing so. We firmly believe that our focus on people, as well as design, is a huge contributor to our success.”

The AJ awards were held on Thursday evening at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, and were attended by the biggest practices in the UK, including global names such as Foster and Partners and BDP. This award is the latest award in a successful period for the practice, and is a further signal that the practice is set to enjoy an exciting future.

Rory Olcayto, acting editor of the Architects’ Journal and host for the evening added:

“This year’s survey is so much more than a league table of the biggest players:  For example The AJ100 now employs 5,036 fully qualified architects (15% of the UK registered practitioners (ARB) – that’s 211 more than last year. In total the AJ100 employs 13,300 architectural staff (which includes part ones, part twos and technicians) The AJ100 UK offices total fee income for projects being undertaken in the UK and overseas totals £930m this year. That’s £20m higher than the total reported by the AJ100 members in 2013. And 28% of the AJ100’s qualified architects are women, so it looks like the AJ100 is proving that employing more women is very good for business.”