Prospects of a genuine upturn in Europe may still be remote, but architects around the world are feeling distinctly more confident than they were this time last year
Like seasoned backpackers, the practices that succeed in beating a path through the global market must be flexible, surefooted and keep an ear to the ground
A surging population and growth industries require more buildings
Western architects are beginning to return to work after the disruption caused by the recent civil war
Building is booming but delivering projects is difficult and dangerous
Work in India can be frustrating and fee levels are competitive, but construction is growing fast
Despite a two-speed economy, opportunities are there for firms willing to adapt to local conditions
As projects become ever larger, it becomes increasingly important to choose team partners carefully
Welcome to the World Architecture 100, BD's compendium of the world's biggest practices.
As the global financial crisis continues to take its toll, which firms have dropped off the end of the Top 100? Which have managed to thrive and even grow? And where in the world are they finding work?
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