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PLP Architecture


Last year founding partner David Leventhal was celebrating ‘the best year ever’, with the only anxiety being the prospect of Brexit. However, despite his fears, the practice has held its position in the rankings with a modest increase of four architects.

One might have expected more fallout, since PLP is a determinedly international operation. In its single London office, it employs representatives of 43 different countries, speaking 35 different languages.

Its Sky Central building, designed with AL_A, focused on encouraging flexible, collaborative, task-based working. The British Council for Offices recognised the innovation by giving it the 2017 Regional Award in the corporate workplaces category.

The Francis Crick Institute, on which the practice worked with HOK, picked up the ‘Best New Place to Work’ award in the London First/ RTPI London Planning Awards 2017.

At Imperial College’s White City campus, PLP has designed the I-HUB to house flexible incubator spaces and offices that will allow corporate partners, start-ups and other companies to work alongside university researchers.

The practice’s research into urban mobility includes SkyPod, which it describes as ‘a new vertical transportation concept which will revolutionise skyscraper design, reducing the need for space inefficient elevator shafts and allowing previously unimaginable buildings to be built’.

The practice’s Edge in Amsterdam for Deloitte won a BREEAM award last year and also a prize from the Urban Land Institute. The building is designed around a giant atrium, proposed as a ‘social condenser’ bringing together a range of interactions.


UK architects 2017 96 hide graph
53 2010
63 2011
67 2012
29 2013
39 2014
85 2015
92 2016
96 2017
Overseas architects 2017 2 show graph
0 2010
3 2011
3 2012
4 2013
4 2014
2 2015
2 2016
2 2017
Percentage of female architects 2017 41% show graph
Percentage of BAME architects 2017 39% show graph


Architecture fees for UK projects 2017 £24.2m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2017 £1.7m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2017 £26.0m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2017 0
Total fees income 2017 £26.0m
Total income 2017 * £26.0m
 UK architectural income
 Overseas architectural income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc

Fees per architect

Fees per UK architect 2017£147,648


2017 awards 10 show graph


2017 ranking 18 show graph

PLP Architecture on LinkedIn

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