Architects were top performers in Building’s top 200 consultants league tables

High-end architects led the top financial performers of 2011, as consultants’ staffing levels, salaries and fee incomes all edged up.

Architecture practice RTKL - a US-based subsidiary of Arcadis - was the top financial performer in Building’s top 200 consultants league tables this year, raking in £190,000 per UK employee.

High-end architects KPF and Foster + Partners rounded out the top three financial performers, making £175,000 and £161,000 per employee respectively.

The fastest growing firm in 2011 was Stanton Williams, the architect to overhaul Kings Cross public square - where fee income almost doubled from 2010 to 2011.

Forty percent of consultants said they were looking to increase staff over the next year.

Find the Top 200 Consultants League Tables here.