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EPR ARCHITECTS =34 50 10% EPR linked up with Greenhill Jenner last year to work on medical projects - they are currently working on a £5 million refurbishment project at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital which includes a new diagnostic centre, a headquarters building for Surrey County Council and an office development for Land Securities in London's Victoria.

Rank 2003 =21 Number of architects 2003 60

KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES =34 50 32% Expanding rapidly, KPF's UK office plans to take on a further eight architects in the coming year.Current projects include the controversial Heron Tower in Smithfield (pictured), but more than half of its work is in Europe. The practice picked up RIBA awards for the Rothemere American Institute at Oxford University and the World Trade Centre in Amsterdam. A monograph, Kohn Pedersen Fox: Vision and Process Europe 1990-2002, by Kenneth Powell, was published last year.

Rank 2003 =52 Number of architects 2003 39

TPS CONSULT =34 50 18% This year TPS has been heavily involved in PFI, with projects including a newly completed mixed-use campus for the Ministry of Defence and the refurbishment of Cromwell Hospital. It is also working on Manchester Magistrates Court with Gensler, and three police custody centres.

Rank 2003 =34 Number of architects 2003 47

ELLIS WILLIAMS ARCHITECTS =37 48 25% The largest practice in the North West, Ellis Williams is still basking in the success of its Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, which picked up a RIBA award last year. A £9 million sixth-form college in Sheffield is under construction, and the practice is working on a further-education college in Darlington which embodies innovative space planning to respond to the government's initiative on wider access. EWA has also designed a number of leisure and sports schemes in the UK, with its Berlin office handling schemes elsewhere in Europe.

Rank 2003 =34 Number of architects 2003 47

RICHARD ROGERS PARTNERSHIP =37 48 13% With offices in London, Barcelona and Tokyo, current projects include Barajas Airport in Madrid, Heathrow's Terminal 5 and the Mossbourne Community Academy in London's Hackney (pictured). The practice is also back on the Welsh Assembly project after an on/off relationship with Welsh finance minister Edwina Hart. Last year the practice picked up RIBA awards for its office developments in Broadwick Street and Chiswick Park, both in London.

Rank 2003 =37 Number of architects 2003 46

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