Full AJ100 data
Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners now employs 1,500 staff worldwide – the largest it has ever been – and is celebrating its fifth year in a row at the top of the AJ100.
Two consecutive years of growth have seen the number of architects the globally renowned firm employs rocket by 40 per cent from 290 in 2014 to 407 today. Such results have widened the gap between Fosters and its nearest rival, BDP, to 134.
It is perhaps no wonder that Fosters’ chief financial officer Matthew Streets says the focus right now is on ‘consolidation’ rather than further growth.
‘We have no desire just to be big,’ he says over lunch with me and three other senior executive partners at the firm’s headquarters on the banks of the Thames in Battersea. ‘Having grown considerably over the past two years, we don’t expect to continue to grow at that level.’
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Percentage of Female Architects 2016
Architecture fees for UK projects 2016 £22.0m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2016 £149.0m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2016 £171.0m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2016 £19.0m
Total fees income 2016 £190.0m
Total income 2016 * £210.0m
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£420.15k
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