68 employed architects, 21% female architects, 25th position in 2014
As part of a wider group that employs more than 60,000 people throughout 250 offices around the world, Jacobs has been nominated for the AJ120 International Practice of the Year. Over the past year the architecture group has seen staff numbers grow by 2.5 per cent and its UK fee earnings jump by a massive 140 per cent, resulting in a nomination for the AJ120 Fastest Growing Practice award. Retaining the position it held in the AJ100 last year, the US-founded firm’s British and overseas offices bought in £166 million in architectural fee income in 2014, with the UK offices bringing in a significant proportion. In the past 12 months the company has played a part in the controversial proposals for the Thames Estuary airport.