The results of the AJ120 have been announced
2015 is a special year for the AJ. Not only is it the 20th year that the AJ100 survey has been running but it also marks the 120th year of the AJ itself. To commemorate, the AJ100 survey was extended to the 120 largest practices in the UK, for one year only.
The evening also saw 13 award winners announced. Among these were Thomas Heatherwick, who was announced as the winner of the Contribution to the Profession Award and Norman Foster of Fosters + Partners who picked up the Twenty Years of Excellence award, a new category to commemorate the 20 years the AJ survey and dinner has been running. Also big winners of the evening were Grimshaw who walked away with 3 awards, including New Member of the Year.
The annual AJ survey once again offered a timely snapshot of the profession over the previous calendar year and measured the level of optimism among practices for the year to come. Some findings from this year’s survey are below.
• At the beginning of this year, the AJ120 practices collectively employed 6,380 architects (ARB registered or equivalent) in the UK.
That’s 1,344 more than last year.
• In total the AJ120 employs 17,267 permanent architectural staff (which includes part ones, part twos and technicians).
• The AJ120 UK offices’ total architectural fee income for projects undertaken in the UK and overseas totals £1.2 billion in this year’s survey
£270 million more than for last year.
• Approximately 1,850 of the UK-based architects (29 per cent) are women – but the top 10 practices are leading the way with 34 per cent women,
up six points year-on-year.
We look forward to seeing you again next year.
The AJ120 team