30 employed architects, 30% female architects, =58th position in 2014
Powell Dobson is a practice with strong Welsh roots, although it has expanded into London with an office that opened in 2008. Last year it won the redevelopment of Cardiff station and sees building on its established expertise and taking advantage of geographic coverage as the key opportunities for its development in the year ahead. It works across the residential, education, health, retirement care, mixed-use, commercial, retail and industrial sectors and last year saw particular growth in the residential and education sectors. It is aware that growth can bring challenges as well as opportunities and says managing sustainable growth is a key challenge in the year ahead, within the context of an improving economy.