Christine Murray introduces the AJ100 for 2011
The editor welcomes you to the Architects’ Journal’s annual snapshot of the profession
The practices listed on the following pages are ranked by the number of qualified architects they employ. They represent the work of 5,825 architects in the UK, plus thousands of Part 2s, Part 1s, technologists and support staff. Most architects will have worked for one of these practices at some point in their career; in this, the AJ100 practices do much to define what it is to be an architect working in the UK today.
Published annually since 1995 this survey offers a timely snapshot of the profession over the previous calendar year and gauges the level of optimism among practices for the year to come. With respect to fees, salaries, sectors and markets, where the AJ100 practices go, the profession follows.
I am pleased to present you with this report on behalf of the AJ team, with special thanks to Bruce Tether, professor of design and innovation at Imperial College Business School, and AJ100 editor James Pallister. Here’s to another year.
Christine Murray, AJ editor