Architects are top performers

14_architect20hampshire02High-end architects led the top financial performers of 2011, as consultants’ staffing levels, salaries and fee incomes all edged up.

Architecture practice RTKL – a US-based subsidiary of Arcadis – was the top financial performer in Building’s top 200 consultants league tables this year, raking in £190,000 per UK employee.

High-end architects KPF and Foster + Partners rounded out the top three financial performers, making £175,000 and £161,000 per employee respectively.

The fastest growing firm in 2011 was Stanton Williams, the architect to overhaul Kings Cross public square – where fee income almost doubled from 2010 to 2011.

Forty percent of consultants said they were looking to increase staff over the next year.

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