Launched in 1995, the AJ100 gives a unique insight into architectural practice in the UK. It's statistics make interesting reading, although the over-riding message this year is one of little change. It is interesting to follow the fortunes of practices working in overseas markets in this our first year of trading as Hawkins Brown International. It is also interesting to note that we are working for the 'best' architectural school in the UK - The Bartlett as recorded on page 142 of the AJ100 supplement!
The highlight of the evening, aside from winning two awards – Employer of the Year and Sustainable Practice of the Year, was Christine Murray's interview with Richard Rogers who at almost 80 years of age, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the profession (about time too we say). Such wise words… particularly when it comes to public space. Why should pedestrians give way to cars? Perhaps our proposals to pedestrianise Parliament Square might yet be back on the agenda.