The AJ will invite practices to submit their data for the 2009 survey at an earlier date than in previous years.
The data required will remain largely the same, and the information will be published in AJ 28.05.08. Some additional questions and sections will be included to aid the awards process and to recognise changes in the profession.
The AJ will ask all 7,000 practising architects working within the AJ100 to complete a short online survey. The AJ is keen to understand the attitudes of these architects, and to celebrate individual successes. All information will remain strictly confidential. On completion of the survey, names will be entered into a prize draw.
We’re updating the AJ100 award categories. The aim is to be as inclusive as possible, creating new categories for the 2009 awards programme that are open to all practices in the AJ100, regardless of size, location, history or status.
Key dates for 2009
AJ100 questionnaire out now
30 January 2009 Deadline for submissions
January 2009 New industry survey released
27 May 2009 Awards dinner
28 May 2009 AJ100 issue of The Architects’ Journal
Throughout 2009 Breakfast Clubs and regional events
Highest First-Time Entrant Highest-placed newcomer to the AJ100
Practice of the Year Based on data from the survey, recognising key business, HR and design achievements
International Practice of the Year Based on data from the survey, recognising percentage growth and achievements in overseas markets
Fastest Growing Practice Based on data from the survey, recognising personnel and business growth
Regional Awards Based on data from the industry survey, recognising the best and most desirable regional employers
Clients’ Practice of the Year Leading clients from all market sectors will nominate the AJ100 practice they most admire
Employer of the Year Based on data from both surveys, recognising staff turnover, workplace culture and HR benefits
Contribution to the Profession Leading industry observers will nominate a longlist and votes will be cast in the industry survey
Most Sustainable Practice Practices must nominate a single project from 2008 that successfully addresses sustainability issues
Building of the Year Practices must nominate a single project completed in 2008
The awards night will once again take place at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, London, on Wednesday 27 May 2009.
The new AJ100 list will be revealed, and will be commended by AJ editor Kieran Long. A high-profile industry speaker will deliver an after-dinner speech.
Throughout the year, the AJ will continue to host the AJ100 Breakfast Club in London, where leading experts will provide knowledge and insight. Two events will also be held outside London.