In December 2013 the merger of Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and Swanke Hayden Connell Europe was announced to form the combined studio Aukett Swanke.
With a combined pedigree of over 90 years, the practice has a network of staff of over 340 in 16 offices in 8 countries: UK, Germany, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Czech Republic, Brazil and Colombia. Historically comprised of a diverse cross section of international architects and designers, the firm has at least 20 different languages spoken in the London studio alone.
Their experience profile within the studios includes master planning, architecture and interior design in the mixed-use, commercial office, hotels, residential, education and healthcare sectors as well as workplace consulting.
They firmly believe that the studio diversity and their drive for collaborative excellence create unique opportunities for innovative, contextual and responsive design solutions. This makes for a practice that is genuinely international in scale, profile and constitution, but one that is also adaptable and responsive and able to meaningfully engage projects at a local level.
Amongst their vast array of awards, we would point out some of the most recent ones, from 2013 until 2015 (including):
2013 – British Council for Offices Regional Award for Refurbished / Recycled Workplace; RIBA National Award; RIBA Regional Award (North West Region); RIBA Sustainability Award (North West Region).
2014 – CIBSE ‘Carbon Champion of the Year’; Office Agency Society Awards – West End Development of the Year Award; RICS Award, Regeneration Category – Highly Commended;
2015 – Building Awards Test of Time Award; Commercial Real Estate Moscow Awards – Business Centre Class A Category; Best Office Awards Moscow, 2015; and OAS City Development of the Year Award.