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New Member of the Year 
Criteria
Information Obtained
New Member of the Year is awarded to the practice which entered the AJ100 for the first time in 5 years and is judged based on their business success and the quality of their work Specific questions within the Main Survey Submission
   
Fastest Growing Practice
Criteria
Information Obtained
The Fastest-Growing Practice Award is given to the practice that increased its fee earnings and its number of qualified architect employees by the highest percentage in 2012 (calendar year January to December) Specific questions within the Main Survey Submission
   
International Practice of the Year
Criteria
Information Obtained
International Practice of the Year is awarded based on key business data from the international AJ100 survey, such as the practice's percentage growth in fees and the increase year-on-year in the number of architects employed in overseas markets Specific questions within the Main Survey Submission
   
Employer of the Year
Criteria
Information Obtained
The best practice for employees, judged on HR issues including staff satisfaction, workplace culture, benefits and staff turnover. Employers need to submit an entry to show what initiatives they have put in place to help motivate, train, ideas to reduce staff turnover or develop new business in the current climate Specific questions within the Main Survey Submission & separate Employer Satisfaction Survey
   
Practice of the Year
Criteria
Information Obtained
Practice of the Year is based on business and quality of design output. Looking at the key business data from the main AJ100 survey and employee survey Specific questions within the Main Survey Submission & separate Employer Satisfaction Survey
New for 2013:
A shortlist will be obtained from the data within the survey and the Employer Satisfaction survey. Those shortlisted practices will then be required to present to a judging panel who will decide the winner
   
Best place to Work
Criteria
Information Obtained
Practice of the Year awards are based on staff satisfaction, benefits, salary and HR achievements from the employee survey and validated by the AJ100 survey for the following geographical areas:
  • North East and Yorkshire
  • North West
  • Scotland
  • South East and London
  • South West
  • Wales
Specific questions within the Main Survey Submission & separate Employer Satisfaction Survey
   
Most Sustainable Practice
Criteria
Information Obtained
To be considered for the AJ100 Most Sustainable Practice category firms will need to complete the AJ100 survey and the 300 word summary. Specific questions within the Main Survey & separate Sustainable Entry Pack
New for 2013:
A shortlist will be obtained from the data within the survey and the 300 word summary. Those shortlisted practices will then be required to present to a judging panel who will decide the winner
   
Building of the Year
Criteria
Information Obtained
Practices are asked to nominate a single project completed in 2012, which is assessed by the AJ100 judging panel Specific questions within the Main Survey Submission
   
Contribution to the Profession
Criteria
Information Obtained
Entrants to nominate who they believe should be recognised for their services to architecture Nominations through the main survey and winner decided through the Employer Satisfaction Survey
   
Client of the Year
Criteria Information Obtained
This can be awarded to any client who has worked with one of the top 100 practices. Each practice will need to provide reasons why their chosen client should win Specific questions within the Main Survey
   
Client Choice Award
Criteria Information Obtained
This is an optional award where clients will be polled by the AJ100 Editorial team to decide the winner Specific questions within the Main Survey
   
Value Excellence Award
Criteria Information Obtained
An award to recognize a project that has represented best value for money for the client. Specific questions within the Main Survey
New for 2013:
A shortlist will be obtained from the specific questions in the survey. Those shortlisted practices will then be required to present to a judging panel who will decide the winner