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DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS 55 38 37% David Chipperfield won a RIBA award for his own holiday home in Galicia, Spain, and recently completed a studio for Antony Gormley in King's Cross (AJ 18.3.04). Pacific Quay, the 32,000m 2scheme for the BBC Scotland headquarters in Glasgow, was submitted for planning at the start of the year.

The practice has had a bumper year for competitions, picking up several high-profile projects around the world - see page 63.

Rank 2003 =52 Number of architects 2003 39

DEVEREUX 56 37 22% Managing director Nic Allen attributes recent success to 'a quick response to increased expenditure in the public sector', notably healthcare and education, where it is involved in PFI, LIFT and Procure 21. Devereux is also working on a major hospital in Gibraltar and expanding its urban planning and regeneration work.

Rank 2003 =58 Number of architects 2003 36

DONALD INSALL ASSOCIATES 57 36 31% One of the very few conservation architects to make it to the big league, Donald Insall Associates'current portfolio includes the Governor's House, Trinidad and Tobago, and a memorial for the Battle of Britain on the Embankment.

Rank 2003 =64 Number of architects 2003 34

GRIMSHAW =58 35 23% Grimshaw has just completed the Rolls-Royce factory at Goodwood (AJ5.2.04), is working on the education resource centre at the Eden Project in St Austell, Cornwall, and has finally achieved planning permission for the new Ellipse building at the RCA. International projects include Southern Cross Station, Melbourne; an arts centre and gallery in La Coru±a, Spain; and a media and performing arts centre in New Yo r k S t a t e .

Rank 2003 =44 Number of architects 2003 43

HUNTER & PARTNERS =58 35 17% This multidisciplinary practice of architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and planning supervisors has offices in London, Chichester and Kuala Lumpur, with affiliated offices in New York. Hunter & Partners has developed particular expertise in the hospitality sector.

Rank 2003 =69 Number of architects 2003 32

RUDDLE WILKINSON =58 35 17% Straight in at no 58, Peterborough-based Ruddle Wilkinson is on bullish form and planning a 50 per cent increase in numbers in the year to come. It is also expecting fee income to increase by 60 per cent in the coming year.See page 63 to find out why.

New entry Number of architects 2003 25

SIDELL GIBSON PARTNERSHIP =58 35 17% Sidell Gibson has 13 fewer architects than last year but expects to recruit 14 more in 2004.Having been hit by the decline of the London office market, it is now focusing more heavily on housing. Current projects include an office/retail project in London's Guildhall conservation area for Land Securities.

Rank 2003 33 Number of architects 2003 48

THE FAIRHURSTS DESIGN GROUP =58 35 26% Current projects include major city centre mixed-use developments in Derby and Leeds, several non-PFI education projects and a residential development by the Bridgwater Canal in Manchester which consists of five blocks linked by winter gardens (pictured). The practice has just opened a dedicated landscape and environment office.

Rank 2003 =58 Number of architects 2003 36

THE PARR PARTNERSHIP =58 35 20% Glasgow-based The Parr Partnership is the sixth largest Scottish practice and the only non-London-based practice among the five UK architects to be awarded secondgeneration agreements by BAA to support its capital investment programme covering work at its seven UK airports in the next five years. The practice is currently working on several other framework agreements, including a national Job Centre Plus rebranding programme; the Tesco Centre of Excellence Consultancy; and Project SLAM, which aims to provide single-living accommodation for all Ministry of Defence families within five years.

Rank 2003 =69 Number of architects 2003 32

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