This month Associated Architects was ranked 44th in the AJ100, a huge growth from last yearâ€™s position of 70th. AA was also recognised as the largest Practice operating solely out of Birmingham. Results, collected as part of a national survey of architectural practices, are calculated based on the number of ARB-registered architects employed by the Practice. The Practiceâ€™s growth signals a renewed optimism within the region, despite uncertainty within the wider construction industry.
Associated Architects director James Hall commented, _â€˜Weâ€™ve found that through a continued commitment to environmentally responsible and socially compassionate buildings, we have fared very well through the current times. Itâ€™s true that all institutions operating within the building sector have faced their own set of challenges. However, itâ€™s also a fantastic time for responsibly minded practices to lead the pack in terms of re-addressing the manner in which the industry conducts itself._
_â€˜Itâ€™s been a great 45th year in Practice and our 10th as an LLP. Whilst the climate in the construction industry remains uncertain, we hope this yearâ€™s growth marks a turning point and shows the shared optimism held within our profession.â€™_