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Last year was one of change for Make, as it moved into a new studio, designed by its staff, at 32 Cleveland Street in London’s Fitzrovia. The firm updated its visual identity and launched its Make Charter, which outlined its guiding purpose to ‘create the best buildings, places and spaces in the world’. Founder Ken Shuttleworth was made senior vice-president of the British Council for Offices (BCO) and will chair its 2017 conference, and in January Katy Ghahremani was appointed to Make’s board of directors.
UK fee income remained steady, rising from £17 million to £18.1 million. Domestic fee income was outstripped by that from overseas projects, which brought Make £20.4 million during the year. In contrast to strong growth in its Sydney office, the Chinese downturn led to the firm relocating its Beijing staff to its Hong Kong and London studios.
Make says a 25 per cent increase in overall turnover helped it to increase its headcount – the number of ARB-registered architects rose by 18 per cent from 67 to 79.
Activity in London was brisk, with Tower Hamlets Council approving plans for a 53-storey, 400-home tower on the Isle of Dogs in February. In September, the firm released images of a planned 55-storey building at 225 Marsh Wall on behalf of developer LBS Properties. A 12-storey office building at 5 Broadgate for financial giant UBS was also completed during the year.
The firm is aiming to maintain its strength in the capital next year, as well as increasing its presence in the rest of the UK.
Percentage of Female Architects 2016
Architecture fees for UK projects 2016 £18.1m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2016 £2.3m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2016 £20.4m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2016 £0.8m
Total fees income 2016 £21.2m
Total income 2016 * £22.0m
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£258.23k
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