23 employed architects, 30% female architects, new entry
With 23 architects and 46 permanent staff on the payroll, Dexter Moren Associates is a new entry in the AJ’s annual league table. Founded in 1992, the Camden-based practice built its reputation as a hotels, hospitality and interiors specialist, thriving on London’s continued appeal as a tourist destination. Nowadays Dexter Moren operates globally and with a broader scope, taking in residential, workplace, leisure and sports commissions. Notable completions in 2014 include the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo Hotel; fit-out of the Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard; and the Otkritie Arena in Moscow, home of FC Spartak and a key venue for the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Eschewing a ‘house’ style, the practice cultivates a design-led ethos to, it says, ‘get under the skin’ of every project.