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Shortlisted practices for the AJ100 2014 awards named

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The finalists for this year’s AJ100 awards have been announced

Assael Architecture, Hawkins\Brown, HTA, Make, Robin Partington & Partners and 2012 Stirling Prize-winner Stanton Williams are all vying for the Practice of the Year honour, which is awarded on the basis of key AJ100 survey data indicating employee satisfaction, design quality and business growth. It is the only prize in architecture that recognises exemplary practice and was won last year by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

The awards are open only to practices that make the AJ100 list, which is ranked according to the number of architects eligible practices employ in the UK. In recognition that recovery is on the way, the minimum number of architects employed by a practice to make it eligible for the list has risen to 20 this year.

Elsewhere among the full shortlists for the annual AJ100 awards, practices including Reiach and Hall and PM Devereux are in the running for Fastest Growing Practice.

This year’s shortlists also reveal the increasing international nature of the industry. Two of the Building of the Year entries are for projects based in the Middle East – Aedas’s Al Bahr Tower in Abu Dhabi and Foster + Partners’ Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

In the International Practice of the Year category meanwhile, AJ100 analyst Bruce Tether, professor of Innovation Management and Strategy at Manchester Business School, notes that two clear types of business are competing for consideration. ‘On one hand there are big international hitters, such as HOK and Populous, while on the other, there are a handful of UK-based businesses such as Purcell, ADP and Chetwoods, which are internationalising, often from a much smaller base,’ he said.

The Best Place to Work and Client Choice award finalists will be announced exclusively next week on our website.

For more information, please visit: www.AJ100awards.com

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