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  • KEO's Al Othman Complex Kuwait
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    KEO

    2014-03-18T11:25:00Z

    KEO’s Al Othman Complex Kuwait 2014 rank: 45 Country: Kuwait Last ranking: 44 Architects employed: 261 KEO is joined in the WA100 this year by fellow Kuwaiti practice SSH (rank 95), but it needn’t worry, the newcomer has some 50 places to make up before it can make a challenge ...

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    2014-01-16T17:09:00Z

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    Kume Sekkei

    2014-01-09T00:06:00Z

    2014 rank: 28 Country: Japan Last ranking: 33 Architects employed: 396 Japan’s third-largest architecture practice was founded in 1932 by Gonkuro Kume, whose academic research into earthquake-resistant wooden structures led to the establishment of a firm of specialists combining traditional Japanese and modern western architectural ideas. In the second half ...

  • Xian Lake City, China, by Leigh and Orange
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    Leigh & Orange

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    Xian Lake City, China, by Leigh and Orange 2014 rank: 38 Country: China (HONG KONG) Last ranking: 40 Architects employed: 320 Leigh Orange has an impressive history — the Hong Kong-based practice was founded in 1874 and has grown to become one of the largest architects working across ...

  • Nanshan Plaza, China, by Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei
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    Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    Nanshan Plaza, China, by Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei 2014 rank: 40 Country: Japan Last ranking: 34= Architects employed: 309 Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei started life as the Marunouchi Architectural Office but is now part of the Mitsubishi Group, alongside other subsidiaries in the fields of cars, aeroplanes and beer. The architecture firm ...

  • WATG's Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bangalore.
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    Watg/Wimberly Interiors

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    WATG’s Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bangalore. 2014 rank: 92= Country: USA Last ranking: 58 (2011) Architects employed: 102 Hotel and resort specialist WATG makes its return to the top 100. Asia and specifically China have been providing the bulk of the practice’s work in the last year, although it did also ...

  • the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot
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    Woods Bagot

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot 2014 rank: 7 Country: Australia Last ranking: 17 Architects employed: 792 Woods Bagot shoots up 10 places to land well inside the top 10 in this year’s survey. Australia’s largest practice cites growth in North America as the biggest ...

  • Rijksmuseum Museum —  €9.6 million refurbishment was completed in April 2013.
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    Wilmotte & Associés

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    Rijksmuseum Museum — €9.6 million refurbishment was completed in April 2013. 2014 rank: 74= Country: France Last ranking: 76 Architects employed: 149 In contrast to most other practices in the top 100 this year, Wilmotte Associés cites Russia as an increasing source of new projects while the market ...

  • Sunshine Construction Futures in Melbourne, Australia, by Cox Architecture
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    Cox Architecture

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    Sunshine Construction Futures in Melbourne, Australia, by Cox Architecture 2014 rank: 46 Country: Australia Last ranking: 39 Architects employed: 260 Australia’s fourth-largest practice has been focusing its attention closer to home in recent years. While Cox Architecture maintains a presence in the UAE, the practice has recently been pursuing more ...

  • Basra Cultural Palace by Dewan Architects and Engineers
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    Dewan Architects & Engineers

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    Basra Cultural Palace by Dewan Architects and Engineers 2014 rank: 50= Country: UAE Last ranking: 49 Architects employed: 230 While the UAE’s burgeoning construction industry is targeted by firms around the globe, Dewan is the only practice from the Emirates to make this year’s top 100. The company has six ...

  • Allies + Morrison's Glasshouse Gardens development in East London's Olympic Park site.
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    Allies & Morrison

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    Allies + Morrison’s Glasshouse Gardens development in East London’s Olympic Park site. 2014 rank: 83 Country: UK Last ranking: 65= Architects employed: 118 Allies Morrison has had a battle on its hands in London, with its proposed 41-storey residential tower at Elephant Castle held up by ...

  • The Star, Singapore, by Aedas
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    Aedas

    2014-01-01T00:01:00Z

    The Star, Singapore, by Aedas 2014 rank: 5 Country: China/UK Last ranking: 5 Architects employed: 919 Aedas maintains its position after falling from the top spot last year, a result of the treacherous European economy. Since 2008 the practice’s work in Europe has declined by more than 35%. China, on ...

  • The redeveloped Lynden Pindling International airport at Nassau, the Bahamas, designed by Stantec
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    Stantec

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    The redeveloped Lynden Pindling International airport at Nassau, the Bahamas, designed by Stantec 2014 rank: 24 Country: Canada Last ranking: 11 Architects employed: 426 With 34 offices across Canada and the USA, Stantec is a behemoth of the North American architecture industry. The practice is most active in the commercial ...

  • SSH's competition-winning scheme for a new GulfBank headquarters in Algiers
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    SSH

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    SSH’s competition-winning scheme for a new GulfBank headquarters in Algiers 2014 rank: 95 Country: Kuwait Last ranking: New Architects employed: 100 SSH may be one of Kuwait’s oldest design firms but it makes its debut into the top 100 this year after appointing a new management team and announcing plans ...

  • PRP's Laugharne Park Wales
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    PRP

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    PRP’s Laugharne Park Wales 2014 rank: 79 Country: UK Last ranking: 90 Architects employed: 131 Increased activity in the UK housing sector has meant a good year for PRP — the firm jumps 11 places in this year’s survey. Developing a specialism in homes for the elderly appears to be ...

  • Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Campus by Perkins + Will
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    Perkins & Will

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Source: Christopher Barnes Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Campus by Perkins + Will 2014 rank: 6 Country: USA Last ranking: 6 Architects employed: 888 It has been a solid year for Perkins Will, which maintains its position just outside the top five. The decision to merge ...

  • Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas by PBK
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    PBK

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas by PBK 2014 rank: 81 Country: USA Last ranking: 86= Architects employed: 121 Schools remain the bread and butter of PBK’s business. The practice completed a host of education facilities in 2013, mostly in Texas, and 2014 looks likely to be a ...

  • VA Outpatient Clinic in Austin, Texas by Page Southerland Page
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    Page Southerland Page

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Source: Casey Dunn VA Outpatient Clinic in Austin, Texas by Page Southerland Page 2014 rank: 80 Country: USA Last ranking: 83= Architects employed: 130 Texas-based Page Southerland Page maintains its reputation as the pre-eminent designer of US embassies. The practice recently completed the Dakar embassy in Senegal and is this ...

  • Nikken Sekkei's Yaesu development at Tokyo's main railway station
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    Nikken Sekkei

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Nikken Sekkei remains Japan’s largest architecture firm

  • Torana-mon HIlls project by Nihon Sekkei
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    Nihon Sekkei

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    2014 rank: 21= Country: Japan Last ranking: 25 Architects employed: 440 Japan’s second-largest practice is increasingly focusing on international growth. Nihon Sekkei last year opened the 40-storey, 170,000sq m Agribank headquarters in Hanoi, and completion of that sizeable project will no doubt provide a boost to the firm’s ongoing efforts ...