China’s rapid urbanisation means work opportunities for overseas practices. But cultural empathy can be just as important as design talent.
China is the biggest market in the world for architects, but how do you go about getting a piece of the action?
Working in Korea may be a high risk move but, as local practices are proving, their country offers plenty of rewards.
Ambitious practices hoping to see their name in lights in next year’s World Architecture Top 100 will be studying Aecom and Aedas’s business models to see what they can learn from 2011’s top two.
Old assumptions about everything to do with running a successful business have fallen apart – and that includes a global practice. This is what makes our survey so fascinating.
Practices still have confidence in countries such as China and India, but they are more cautious about regions such as the Middle East and South America.
Welcome to the World Architecture 100, BD's compendium of the world's biggest practices.
This year one practice has jumped from outside the top 10 straight to the number one spot, knocking down established giants like Gensler, Nikken Sekkei and Foster & Partners. Find out how this has affected the list and compare the rankings to last year's results in our interactive table.