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Location London, Manchester, Belgium, Russia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain Staff 410 staff globally 200 staff in the UK Over 130 architects and designers in the UK What kind of work does the practice specialise in?

Chapman Taylor has been in existence for 47 years and our board directors are architects. Winners of AJ's International Practice of the Year 2006, we are a general practice with offices in the major European countries. We specialise in the masterplanning and design of mixed-use developments, high streets, city-centre projects, transportation, residential developments, urban spaces, leisure projects, design for tourism, workplace and interior-design schemes.

Recent successes?

In the past 18 months the practice has been shortlisted for five major project awards, four design awards and two other awards, including the MIPIM International Future Project Award.

What benefits do you offer staff?

Apart from stakeholder pension with company contribution, private healthcare, childcare voucher scheme, part-time work, paid study leave for Part 3 students, the opportunity to work abroad, social activities (softball, sports teams, quiz nights, barbecues etc), we also close offices over the Christmas period.

Which CAD packages do you use?

Autodesk Architectural Desktop, Revit, SketchUp, 3D Studio MAX, Adobe CS.

Staff spotlight on. . .

Name Nick Thursby Age 32 Status Associate and sustainability director Education Universities of Plymouth and Sheffield When did you join the practice?

1999 What do you like about working there?

Here at Chapman Taylor there is a real opportunity to influence and design large areas of our city centres. We do a lot of mixed-use schemes which affect the average person in the street, not just a select few. There is a strong, diverse push to create a variety of architecture in large schemes. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the practice encourages people to share ideas. We all have a duty to limit the adverse local and wider effects of the buildings we create. I work with the sustainability team whose function is to enable the practice and its clients to make decisions which have a beneficial effect on our environment.

Contact details Chapman Taylor 96 Kensington High Street London W8 4SG Tel: 020 7371 3000 Fax: 020 7371 1949 Email: ctlondon@chapmantaylor. com Web: www. chapmantaylor. com

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