38 employed architects, 47% female architects, =51st position in 2014
Weston Williamson will have a big influence on many Londoners’ daily experience, working on Crossrail stations including Paddington, Woolwich and Farringdon. It has also been appointed as the only architect so far to work on the £27.5 billion Crossrail Two. It has moved into new offices in a converted warehouse in Waterloo, allowing it to have the entire team on a single floor, after 12 years operating across five floors. This has enabled the practice, says director Chris Williamson, ‘to create a more efficient, sociable working environment’. This should help with what he sees as the biggest challenge, ‘continuing to attract the brightest, most enthusiastic recruits’, who will be working on transport projects and residential and urban design schemes, both in the UK and overseas.