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AJ launches search for the most influential architect on Twitter: #AJtCn100


The AJ and tCn have launched the first league-table of UK architects on Twitter

The Architects Journal and the Construction network tCn are working with authority ranking website Peerindex to create the first definitive list of UK architects on Twitter. The 100 most influential will be published in full on the Architects Journal website and reviewed in the 14 July issue.

Twitter is a tool for finding information and having public conversations online. Many construction professionals find it useful for developing business relationships, lead generation and creating a brand identity. Small practices use twitter to extend their reach far beyond conventional networking; large practices can use it to create a human face for their corporation.

If you have a digital marketing strategy, twitter is an indispensible tool to connect people to all your online content, but the real value is in the conversations and opportunities that result, and which aren’t always visible online. Through the AJtCn Twitter100 we hope to learn about how UK architects are using twitter now and share their stories.

How to join the AJtCn Twitter100

Over the next three weeks you can nominate yourself by tweeting “Hello @tCntweets, please include me/us in the #AJtCn100” and nominate other qualifying twitter users by tweeting “Hello @tCntweets, please include @Xarchitects in the #AJtCn100

To qualify for the AJtCn100 you must be:

  1. An ARB registered UK architect, or
  2. A UK architects practice official twitter account, or
  3. An employee of a UK architects practice.

Entrants will be checked against the ARB register, so include the name of your practice in your profile.  Anyone can nominate as many qualifying users as they wish, and you can follow the conversation by searching for the hashtag #AJtCn100 on twitter or at search.twitter.com.
For more information and to speak to the organisers directly, join the conversation at the AJ LinkedIn group

How will the list be ranked?

The AJtCn Twitter100 will be ranked by Peerindex, which scores each user out of 100 according to their authority, activity and audience. The PI algorithm aims to find influential and engaging twitter users and pick them out of the noise. By using Peerindex, we can begin to identify the most influential and engaging users and learn from them. Find your score by joining http://peerindex.net.

Su Butcher is Practice Manager at East Anglian architects Barefoot & Gilles and writes about architects on justpractising.com. Follow her at @

SuButcher and @BarefootGilles. Read her list of 12 things an architect can do with Twitter


tCn helps those connected to the UK built environment understand, embrace and utilise new media. They do this through their social media support services and a networking and information sharing website www.tcn.uk.com . All qualifying UK Architects can have a free listing on tCn by emailing their website address to info@tcn.uk.com.


Readers' comments (2)

  • As a landscape architects and urban design company are we able to nominate ourselves?

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  • Su Butcher

    Hello Roger,
    As the rules stand, not unless you have an ARB registered architect on the staff.
    However I think tCn should consider talking to the Landscape Institute about Landscape Architects use of twitter, I certainly know many. Perhaps there could be a project to find them. If there were, would you like to be involved?

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