Chapman Taylor architects has been awarded the UK's most prestigious business award, the Queen’s Award for
Enterprise. Winning in the International Trade category, Chapman Taylor is the only architectural practice to win the award this year
for outstanding commercial success in international trade - more than doubling
overseas earnings over the three year review period - 2006, 2007 and 2008. The success comes in the same year the practice celebrates its
In addition to commercial success, Chapman Taylor met the highest standards of the
Queen’s Awards’ criteria by demonstrating commitment to its presence in local markets,
including active participation in local and international trade events and fostering good
relations with local communities and employees. Special attention was paid to the
practice’s environmental considerations - the achievement of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and
other highest international sustainability and energy performance standards in
commercial projects, as well as being members of the Green Building Council and
having robust internal sustainability policies in place.
“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award which coincides with our 50th
anniversary. I feel it is the highest form of recognition of our international team’s efforts
and ability,” said Christopher Lanksbury, Director, Chapman Taylor.
“We are particularly proud that our practice is made up of many different nationalities all
working towards a common goal.”
Chapman Taylor’s success in international trade has also been acknowledged by
regional awards, including Architect of the Year in the Central & Eastern European
Real Estate Quality Awards 2007 and 2008 and the CEE Retail Real Estate Awards, as
well as recently taking home the International Trade Award for London Region,
sponsored by HSBC.
Formed in 1959, Chapman Taylor is one of the most renowned architects of commercial
buildings in the UK and globally. Headquartered from London, the practice operates
from 16 offices located across Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, South America and
the Middle East. The practice undertakes projects worldwide, has markets in 70
countries and completed 27 projects in 11 countries in 2008.