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We’re known for our irreverent outlook as much as we’re trusted for our heavyweight building reviews and expert opinion, while our technical coverage is second to none in the architectural press. The WA100 ranking of the world’s top architectural practices is highly regarded by the profession – and by clients. Practices that make it into Building Design’s annual league table find it a valuable promotional tool.

We also run the long-established Architect of the Year Awards, the only awards that recognise architects for a body of work. The AYAs are always hotly contested, with YAYA in particular being widely respected as a launchpad for young practices.

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