The AJ 100 survey for 2022 has been published and shows that optimism is running higher than in any of the previous six years, with 86 per cent of practices declaring themselves either ‘optimistic’ or ‘very optimistic’ for 2022, compared with just 2 per cent ‘pessimistic’ (down from 7 per cent the previous year). Four-fifths of AJ100 practices expect to increase their architectural headcount this year, with only one expecting to shrink.
However, this and other positive findings, are caveated in the commentary which says, “In many ways, however, the timing of the survey captures something of a fleeting sweet spot, with practices surveyed as Covid receded but before the Russian invasion of Ukraine and cost of living crisis.”
Other findings include:
The full commentary can be found on the Architects Journal website here.
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