The deadline looms for submissions to the UK’s most important architecture survey - the prestigious AJ100
Practices need to submit their data before Friday 18 February 2011 to take part in the annual showcase of the nation’s hundred most influential architectural companies.
As the profession moves cautiously out of recession, the results of the AJ100’s research will reveal key observations about the changing face of the industry - information that will benefit all architects.
The questions remain largely the same as last year, and once again, Imperial College London is working with the AJ to analyse the data and provide greater insights.
AJ100 - 2011 award categories
1. Highest First Time Entrant
The highest placed newcomer on the AJ100 list
2. Fastest Growing Practice
The Fastest Growing Practice Award is given to the practice that increased its fee earnings and its number of qualified architect employees by the highest percentage in 2010
3. International Practice of the Year
This category looks at the AJ100 practice that has performed most successfully overseas in the past 12 months
4. Employee Initiative of the Year
This category looks at HR issues including staff satisfaction, workplace culture, benefits and staff turnover. Employers need to submit an entry to show what initiatives they have put in place to help motivate, train, ideas to reduce staff turnover or develop new business in the current climate.
5. Practice of the Year
This award is designed to recognise the leading practice based on business and design output. Taking into account key business data from the AJ100 survey and employee survey
6. Regional Awards
2. North East and Yorkshire
3. North West
4. Northern Ireland
6. South East and London
7. South West
The best practices out of each of the eight regions around the UK, compiled from data from employee survey and validated by the AJ100 survey
7. Most Sustainable Practice
Looking at a range of issues around sustainability both for your practice and for your projects. To be considered for the AJ100 Most Sustainable Practice category firms will need to complete the AJ100 survey and send in a supporting information pack by the deadline date of the 18 February
8. Building of the Year
Simply the best design of 2010
9. Contribution to the Profession
An award that’s voted for by the industry for significant efforts in the world of architecture