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Shortlisted for four AJ100 awards this year, Grimshaw continues to experience rapid growth off the back of its decision 15 years ago to diversify into America and Australia.

It now has 85 people in New York and another 130 split between Sydney and Melbourne. The practice’s Clerkenwell studio, meanwhile, has doubled in the last five years to just under 250.

Deputy chairman and New York managing partner Andrew Whalley and London managing partner Mark Middleton concur that ‘shared values and ideals’ among the practice’s 17 partners are key to the practice’s successful operation. ‘We trust each other,’ says Middleton. Work on a single project is frequently spread across two offices and video-conferencing is used for design review.

Whalley notes ‘phenomenal growth in Australia’ as a hallmark of 2015, thanks to the country’s strong economy and a major government initiative to invest in infrastructure. Also in 2015, Grimshaw opened an office in Kuala Lumpur to work on a high-density financial quarter with a new public-transport hub and park for Lend Lease.

Read the full profile by Hattie Hartman here


UK Architects 2016 126 hide graph
49 2008
52 2009
54 2010
97 2015
126 2016
Overseas Architects 2016 135 show graph
22 2008
59 2009
62 2010
62 2015
135 2016
Percentage of Female Architects 2016 31% show graph
Percentage of BAME Architects 2016 10% show graph


Architecture fees for UK projects 2016 £12.0m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2016 £5.5m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2016 £17.5m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2016 £18.6m
Total fees income 2016 £36.1m
Total income 2016 * £43.2m
 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£138.80k


2016 awards 11 show graph


2016 ranking 8 show graph
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