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Following its acquisition of housing specialist PCKO Architects last April, AHR has made efforts to strengthen its offer in delivering innovative residential and affordable housing projects and large-scale masterplans. Upton Village, completed by PCKO, has won a number of awards, including the Most Innovative Affordable Housing Scheme at the Housing Innovation Awards 2017. In total the practice picked up 20 awards last year.

The practice’s proposal for the redevelopment of Oxford’s main railway station was a winner in the RIBA’s ideas competition and snatched the popular vote, with 70 per cent of the public going for it.

In November the practice won planning permission for the new UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton for the Admiralty, replacing outdated buildings with a new structure that will promote a ‘one team’ approach.

AHR has a mixed history of growth and acquisition followed by refocusing over its impressive 182-year lifespan under a number of different names. In the past year it has added just one architect, despite the PCKO acquisition, but is still determinedly international, with offices in Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia and the UAE. It is working in most of the world, and lists almost all of it in the survey as a potential source of opportunities.

AHR has seen numerous changes of name and of personnel but it has a successful if changing business model designed to ensure longevity. It deliberately recruits from across the globe, embracing the multi-cultural nature of its architects and using this diversity to stimulate ideas and discussion. This may not be very Brexit-minded, but a practice that prospered for nearly a century and a half before we ever entered the EU can probably afford to ignore such minor historical blips.


UK architects 2017 102 hide graph
190 2008
174 2009
207 2010
185 2011
149 2012
118 2013
112 2014
94 2015
101 2016
102 2017
Overseas architects 2017 49 show graph
592 2008
980 2009
915 2010
825 2011
843 2012
301 2013
286 2014
43 2015
42 2016
49 2017
Percentage of female architects 2017 26% show graph
Percentage of BAME architects 2017 0% show graph


Architecture fees for UK projects 2017 £10.6m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2017 £2.6m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2017 £13.1m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2017 £1.9m
Total fees income 2017 £15.1m
Total income 2017 * £21.4m
 UK architectural income
 Overseas architectural income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc

Fees per architect

Fees per UK architect 2017£89,408


2017 awards 20 show graph


2017 ranking 16 show graph

AHR on LinkedIn

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