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 will have a network of staff of over 340 in 16 offices in 8 countries: UK, Germany, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Czech Republic, Brazil and Colombia. The enhanced experience profile within the studios now includes master planning, architecture and interior design in the mixed-use, commercial office, hotels, residential, education and healthcare sectors as well as workplace consulting.
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. We firmly believe that the studio diversity and our 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.
Nicholas Thompson, CEO said:
“The combination of AFR and SHCE under the ‘Aukett Swanke’ brand will significantly enhance both firms’ reputations in the market place and enable us all to deliver an ever increasing quality of service to our clients in our chosen markets. The two firms make an excellent commercial and cultural fit with complimentary services and client portfolios. The future of the merged entity can only be good for clients, staff and shareholders.”