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Full AJ100 data

Foster + Partners

AJ100 Ranking


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.’

Read the full profile by Will Hurst here


UK Architects 2016 407 hide graph
278 2008
319 2009
279 2010
280 2011
304 2012
274 2013
290 2014
312 2015
407 2016
Overseas Architects 2016 68 show graph
29 2008
62 2009
40 2010
60 2011
73 2012
56 2013
56 2014
66 2015
68 2016
Percentage of Female Architects 2016 37% show graph
Percentage of BAME Architects 2016 10% show graph


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


2016 awards 25 show graph


2016 ranking 1 show graph

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