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EPR has made great steps since last year, when its 74 architects put it in 22nd place. The addition of 24 architects to its workforce has lifted it seven places and, with work going well, we can expect it to break the psychological barrier of 100 architects by next year.
The practice has completed one of the most glamorous hotel refurbishments with The Gainsborough Bath Spa. This takes five Grade II*-listed buildings designed by John Pinch, completed in 1820, and transforms them from a technical college to a hotel, which enjoys the natural spa water that gave Bath its name.
Equally chic is its office and retail building on London’s Savile Row, designed with ceramicist Kate Malone. Just as some more contemporary tailors have broken the mould of suit-making, so this building is unusual for its surroundings, although the rich materials and sense of style feel appropriate to the street’s purpose. This is definitely bespoke.
As if this were not enough of a shop window for its talents, EPR created a literal shop window, teaming up with US fashion company Anthropologie in the RIBA Regent Street Windows project last September. In this pairing of retailers and architects, EPR created a display that succeeded in being both colourful and restrained. There is a similar sense of style to the practice’s offices on a floor of Millbank Tower, which make the most of the Y-shaped plan. And yet this is not solely a high-end practice; it operates across a wide range of sectors, and prides itself on a strong history of sustainable design.
In 2015 EPR opened an office in Wroclaw, Poland, where it now employs 20 architects. The team came second in the competition to design the National Library of Poland in Warsaw and evidently has great ambitions.
Percentage of Female Architects 2016
Architecture fees for UK projects 2016 £13.9m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2016 £0.1m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2016 £14.0m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2016 0
Total fees income 2016 £14.0m
Total income 2016 * £14.0m
UK Architectural Income
Overseas Architectural Income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc
Fees per Architect
Fees per UK Architect 2016£142.86k
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