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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has added 20 architects since last year, although that has only pushed it up two places in the rankings. Traditionally thought of as a practice firmly rooted in the South West, it now has 50 architects at its London office, only one fewer than in its Bath heartland. But, despite its growth, the practice determinedly maintains a ‘small practice’ ethos, dividing its major studios into distinct groups and maintaining a sense of community through a wide range of social activities.

Part of its strength comes through long-term relationships, in particular with landscape practice Grant Associates. Although the practice has worked abroad, it has no offices outside the UK.

At the Richmond Building in Bristol, FCBS took a structurally sound students’ union building from the 1980s and imbued it with all the modern requirements, from sustainability to inclusivity and accessibility, while also enhancing the facilities and utilisation of the building. This is perhaps typical of the practice which built its name on sustainability but couples this with a recognisable but quiet aesthetic.

The practice’s Stanbrook Abbey in Yorkshire, which won a Wood Award as well as making the Stirling mid-list, was one of the firm’s most exciting and difficult challenges – how do you make a contemporary building that is also home to the age-old traditions of religion, housing 27 Benedictine nuns? FCBS has built its reputation steadily rather than quickly, so it seems appropriate that this building was 15 years in the development and making – and that, as well as being designed around the liturgy, it is an exemplar of sustainability.


UK architects 2017 114 hide graph
61 2008
66 2009
61 2010
62 2011
70 2012
69 2013
74 2014
82 2015
94 2016
114 2017
Overseas architects 2017 0 show graph
0 2008
0 2009
0 2010
0 2011
0 2012
0 2013
0 2014
0 2015
0 2016
0 2017
Percentage of female architects 2017 28% show graph
Percentage of BAME architects 2017 5% show graph


Architecture fees for UK projects 2017 £12.4m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2017 £0.4m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2017 £12.9m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2017 0
Total fees income 2017 £12.9m
Total income 2017 * £16.8m
 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£79,876


2017 awards 14 show graph


2017 ranking 14 show graph

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on LinkedIn

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