30 employed architects, 43% female architects, new entry
New entrant Architype is the AJ120 Most Sustainable Practice, and was also shortlisted for Employer of the Year. Split between its Hereford and London offices, Architype’s 86-strong team is fully dedicated to delivering what director Jonathan Hines calls ‘credible sustainability’. The 30-year-old practice’s turnover grew by 35 per cent between 2012 and 2014, while profitability increased 42 per cent. Last year it put in place a succession plan, naming an associate director and an associate to the board. Public sector work constitutes three-quarters of Architype’s portfolio with over 60 per cent in education and another quarter residential. Drawing on its track record in building performance evaluation, the practice’s ambition is to guarantee performance by 2020.