20 June 2019
Arney Fender Katsalidis wins AJ100 Award
Arney Fender Katsalidis (AFK) has won an AJ100 award for highest ranked newcomer to the AJ100 - the Architects’ Journal’s annual round of the UK’s top architecture practices.
AFK were the highest placed of the new entrants to the AJ100 - the award was given in recognition of business success, strategic growth and size. The firm saw off stiff competition from a high calibre shortlist of other leading architects - Conran and Partners, ECE Group, Gaunt Francis Architects, HKS, and WATG.
Earle Arney, CEO said:
“It is an honour to receive this award and to compete against our peers, many of whom we hold in high esteem. Arney Fender Katsalidis was borne out of a desire to do things differently - our Directors have led some of best and most respected practices in the world but what we set out to create, was not something corporate or overbearing, but a practice which has a strong workplace culture, that is fun to work with (and for), and where the Directors remain deeply engaged with every project. Six years on since our foundation, we remain true to these original principles and this fundamental platform, which is the key to our success.”
AFK has gone from strength to strength since its foundation in London in 2013. In 2017, our Toronto studio opened due to client demand, which currently stands at almost 20 employees and growing. During this time, we have created a watershed project for Canada – Deloitte’s Toronto HQ, which is regularly cited as the most innovative workplace in Canada. AFK also recently completed Brookfield Place Calgary, the tallest building in Western Canada (60 storeys) and a development occupying a whole city block in the downtown centre of the city. Brookfield Place also has expansive public realm and winter gardens.
In the UK, AFK recently secured planning consent for S4, a new commercial building at Lendlease’s International Quarter London; are working on 100 Bishopsgate, a 40 storey tower in central London in collaboration with Allies and Morrison; an 80 storey residential tower in New York City; innovative workplaces throughout Canada; a major 464 key hotel project in London and eight hotels in Europe; as well as a range of both affordable and luxury residential schemes.
AFK also recently appointed Jonathan Clarke as a Director, who is a leading expert and thought leader in the residential and Build to Rent sectors. As both an Architect and Interior Designer, he has extensive experience in delivering residential, hotel, workplace and retail projects worldwide and will also help drive AFK’s strategic development, with particular attention to residential and interior design expertise of the firm.