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Top 45 Best Architecture Firms In The World

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Architects around the world want to belong to the best architecture firm; others want to work in these top companies. In appreciation of the great work architects do, we decided to rank the top architecture firms around the world.

We used the following success metrics to find the best-ranking architecture firms worldwide:

  1. Amount of revenue in the last year 
  2. Customer satisfaction 
  3. Innovation
  4. Firm's international rankings 
  5. Brand History
  6. The extensiveness of the team
  7. Project sizes

While it is clear that young firms that take on small-size projects might not feature in this list, we are not saying that they are inconsequential.

Every architecture firm that pulls the weight, however small or big, should be celebrated. And this list is not by any means the only way to measure success.

What Are The Best Architecture Companies Today?

Being a successful firm requires no specific formula. Having a timely response to how the world is changing and adapting to what the world currently needs puts some firms ahead of others.

Read along to see our list of architecture firms and their background information.

1. Gensler

Assembly at North First project by Gensler

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Gensler is ranked as the largest architecture firm’ in the world. It generated a revenue of USD 1.235 billion in 2021.

Gensler was founded by Arthur and Drue Gensler and their associate James Follett in 1965. It has headquarters in San Francisco, California but has offices in 48 cities around the world.

Gensler offers services such as architecture, urban strategies and design, brand design, interior design, and also consulting.

As one of the best interior design firms in the world, the number of employees that work for the Gensler architecture firms is over 6000. The team has worked on 10000 projects in over 2500 cities in the world.

Among the projects that have put Gensler on the map are the Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Abu Dhabi Financial Centre in the UAE, Facebook Headquarters, Shangai Tower in Shanghai China, and also San Francisco International Airport Terminals 2 and 3.

One of the co-CEOs at Gensler is Diane Hoskins.

2. RSP Architects

RSP Architects Oceanside development does at Pompano Beach

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RSP Architects is an award-winning architecture firm that has gathered over 60 years of experience and is one of the largest architecture firms in the world.

Their total revenue is approximated at over $640 million, and their global headquarters are based in Minneapolis, MN.

RSP Architects also has other office locations in Miami, Dallas, Rochester, Phoenix, Hong Kong, Bangalore, India, and Baltimore.

The firm’s client base consists of mostly the government, education, gaming, science and technology companies, corporates, and hospitals worldwide.

Among RSP’s most notable projects are the Nakheel Mall in UAE, St Regis in Kuala Lumpur, and The Oberoi in Gurgaon, India, among many more.

3. Perkins & Will

Collin College Technical Campus designed by Perkins & Will

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Perkins & Will was founded in 1935. The headquarters are located in Chicago, United States.

In 2020, Perkins & Will generated a revenue of $595 million, making it one of the top largest architecture firms worldwide. Perkins and Will have 2600 employees with the most LEED-accredited members.

Perkins and Will have completed a lot of buildings that are recognized worldwide.

Some of them include Bridgestone Tower-Nashville, Tennessee; Crow Island School-Illinois; Florida Atlantic University- Schmidt Biomedical Science Centre; the Clare-Chicago Illinois, and Concordia International School-Shangai China, just to list but a few.

Among the awards, Perkins & Will has gathered are the AIA awards and the Buiding Team Awards. Also, they have been recognized by GRAY Magazine.

The CEO of Perkins and Will has been Philip Harrison since 2006, and it is important to note that during his tenure, the size of the firm has tripled.

4. Nikken Sekkei

Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital by Nikken Sekkei

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Founded in 1900, Nikken Sekkei is one of the leading architecture firms in Japan. It has its headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

This top company has completed over 25000 projects and is in 16 cities in the world. Nikken Sekkei offers services ranging from consulting to architectural design, urban planning, interior design, and sustainability.

Among the projects is the building design of the tallest free-standing broadcasting tower worldwide, and that is Tokyo Skytree. The company was the building’s primary architectural firm. Also, others include the Grand Front Osaka, Guangzhou Library, Queen’s Square Yokohama, etc.

The leader of Nikken Sekkei isMasafumi Tanaka who is the Chief Civil Engineer of the Urban Planning Department. He has worked in the firm since 1992.


Duke Energy Center expansion and renovation by AECOM

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For the last six years in a row, Fortune magazine has recognized Aecom as one of the most admired companies in the world.

It’s a massive company that provides a wide variety of services, including design, engineering, archaeology, and risk management. Its revenue for the fiscal year 2019 was a cool $20.2 billion.

Although Aecom was founded in 1990, several of its parent companies date back a century or more.

International airports (JFK, LAX, Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, and others), Singapore’s Marina Bay, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are among its prominent projects.

Aecom was founded by J. Fred Miles. The company’s headquarters are in Los Angeles, while its 87,000 employees work at offices in London, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brisbane, and Gurugram (northern India).

6. ZGF Architects

A Wexford Science & Technology, LLC / University of Pittsburgh, the Assembly project by ZGF Architects

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Founded in 1942, ZGF is a top architectural firm that generated revenues of $ 189 million in fees in 2019. The headquarters are in Portland, USA.

It has established offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Vancouver, California, New York, Seattle, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Oregon. The current employees are 588 in number.

The ZGF Architects’ managing partner is Ted Hyman and has been since 2013.

7. Kohn Pedersen Fox

Centra Metropark by Kohn Pedersen Fox

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Kohn Pedersen Fox is one of the largest architecture firms headquartered in the city of New York. It offers several services such as architecture, planning and master planning services, and also interiors.

In 2019, a revenue of $152 million was generated from fees by the Kohn Pedersen Fox firm. The employees of this firm are 650 in number.

Some of the recognized projects in recent years include Unilever House-London, Petersens Automotive Museum-Los Angeles, RBC Centre-Toronto, Mandarin Oriental-Las Vegas, and also Centra Metro-Iselin New Jersey.

The president of Kohn Pedersen Fox is known as James von Klemperer who joined the company in 1983.

8. HKS

HKS Urban Designer Takeshi Kamiya's Latest Project in Japan

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HKS has experience for a lot of years. It has been around since 1939. Its revenue in 2021 was about $308 million. HKS headquarters are in Dallas, USA, with 1400 employees.

HKS has 24 offices in locations such as Tokyo, South Korea, New Delhi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, London, Shanghai, and mostly in the United States.

HKS services include branded experiences, interior design, and structural engineering.

Some of the firm’s best design work is Atlantic Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas, and the South Wacker Drive located in Chicago.

The president and CEO of HKS have been Dan Noble since 2014 but he has worked for the firm since 1983. He is the founder of several initiatives such as the HKS Design Fellowship and also the HKS Green Week.

9. Perkins Eastman

Stanford Hospital by Perkins Eastman team

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The founders are Bradford Perkins and Mary-Jean Eastman. Perkin’s firm was founded in 1981 and has its headquarters located in New York.

As one of the largest architecture firms, the revenue of Perkins Eastman in 2020 was $ 264 million.

The company has 8 offices in different locations including Abu Dhabi UAE, Hong Kong, Canada, China, Ecuador, and India. There are 658 employees in the company.

Among the list of recognized projects of Perkins Eastman are the School of Nursing and Science, Rutgers University, the mixed-use District Wharf, and also the Tenement Museum renovation, in New York.

The leaders of Perkins Eastman are still Bradford Perkins and Mary-Jean Eastman.

10. HDR

Oak Lawn Outpatient Center design by HDR

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HDR is an established company that has been around since 1917 and employs more than 10,000 people all across the world. It has more than 225 locations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with headquarters in Omaha.

Established in 1994, it was the first firm in the architectural and engineering fields to sign up with the US Green Building Council. The company has maintained its dedication to environmental friendliness and has been recognized with sustainability and engineering awards.

HDR’s work spans a wide range of fields, but the company is particularly interested in environmental awareness. Among these are the University of Sydney’s Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Building and the Hoover Dam Bypass on the Arizona-Nevada border.

HDR is an employee-owned company with a $2.2 billion annual revenue.

11. Sweco

Three hundred-year-old hospital (Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany) gets facelift

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Sweco, headquartered in Stockholm, is Europe’s leading architectural and engineering firm. In a typical year, it completes 70 of its many projects and operates out of 13 different countries. It has 22,000 employees and generates yearly revenue of €1.9 billion.

Taking into account the current tendencies of urbanization, digitalization, and climate change, the organization is focused on sustainable design and resilience-building.

Since its inception in 1997, it has completed notable projects such as the Kuwait Towers, the Bloomberg European Headquarters in London, and the Øresund Bridge, which connects Sweden and Denmark.

The company was founded by Bertil Falck, Carl-Erik Fogelvik, Gunnar Nordström, and Erik Smas.

12. IBI Group

IBI Group

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IBI Group is one of the largest architecture firms based in Toronto and has been operational since 1974. IBI Group generated revenues of $ 246 million in 2019.

This architecture firm designs hospitals, industrial buildings, airports, schools, highways, and transit stations.

It has 60 offices internationally and 2600 employees.

Some of the locations it has offices in are North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Some of the known projects of IBI Group are the Queen Elizabeth University, the Saudi Arabia Integrated Transportation Urban Plan, Royal Hospital in Glasgow, and Boston’s Chinatown Park.

The CEO of the IBI Group is Scott Stewart who joined the company in 1983, became managing director in 1995, and was promoted to CEO in 2013.

13. Aedas

Shaw Tower Redevelopment by Aedas

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Aedas was founded in 2002 when three enterprises from Hong Kong, Australia, and the United Kingdom united. It has grown to a workforce of 1,400 across 12 locations (eight in Asia, two in the Middle East, one in Europe, and one in the United States).

This architecture and design firm offers architectural services as well as interior and urban design.

The company’s board of directors reflects its core value that “a diverse world is a more interesting one” by including people from many different cultural backgrounds.

At the 2020 International Design Awards, Aedas took home nine awards for their work on projects including the Mongolia National History Museum and China’s Zhengzhou Cultural District.

Despite the fact that it is a relatively new business, it has already completed over a hundred different jobs.

14. DP Architects

The Skyview presents an office building design by DP Architects

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Established in 1967, DP Architects is a global architecture and multidisciplinary practice that specializes in architecture, urban planning, engineering, sustainable design, interior design, façade design, and landscape design.

It leverages its collective design experience and knowledge to offer an integrated design approach and deliver well-calibrated design solutions across house types in over 77 countries.

Among its portfolio of notable built works are Golden Mile Complex, Our Tampines Hub, Sengkang General Hospital, HomeTeamNS Khatib and Paya Lebar Quarters in Singapore, along with The Dubai Mall (Dubai, UAE), Lusail City Commercial Boulevard (Lusail, Qatar), Urban Bricks (Changwon, South Korea) and the award-winning Guangzhou Knowledge City (Guangzhou, China), Chuangyuan Tower and Fuying Tower (Nanjing, China), and RMZ Ecoworld (Bengaluru, India).

The practice has a 900-strong workforce spread across its 16 global offices. It is led by CEO Seah Chee Huang, who joined the firm in 2003, became a director in 2013, and was promoted to CEO in 2021.

An active member of the architecture community, Mr. Seah sits on several design advisory panels and committees for various agencies and design institutions.

He was also elected president (2018-2020) of the Singapore Institute of Architects, during which he led the development of the Industry Transformation Map for the architecture profession.

15. Heerim Architects & Planners

Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office design by Heerim Architects & Planners

Heerim, founded in 1970, has grown to become the largest architectural firm in South Korea, with over 1,200 employees. Services range from lighting design to project management for construction.

The company is headquartered in Seoul and has 13 more branches in places like Irbil (Iraq), Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), and Baku (Azerbaijan) (Azerbaijan).

It has received recognition for its Olympic Stadium and Kempinski Hotel Crescent in the latter city. Heerim is also serving as a design consultant for the primary football stadium that was used in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Heerim Architects & Planners was founded by Young Kyoon Jeong.

16. DLR Group

SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center project by DLR Group

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This top architects firm has been operational since 1966. The headquarters are in Omaha, Nebraska.

It has employed over 1200 people and reported a revenue of $262 million in 2019 ranking it among the top architecture firms in the world.

DLR Group has an additional 25 office locations in America and several outposts in Dubai and Shanghai.

The main services the architects of this company offer are architecture, building design construction, interior design, and landscape architecture.

This design firm has won some awards for the architecture interior of Canyon View High School, Arizona.

Another design and build construction the firm has recently completed are the Portland Building.

The CEO and Managing Principal of DLR Group are Griff Davenport. He joined the company in 1989 and was promoted to CEO in 2005.

17. Stern Architects

Gap Inc. office building design by Stern Architects

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This architecture firm has 265 employees that include some of the top professionals in urban design, and also the best architects.

This firm is well known for having a wide experience in institutional practice, and commercial and residential projects.

Jennifer Stone is the governor of Stern Architects. In 2017, she was promoted to Partner.

18. Diamond Schmitt Architects

University of Toronto Schools project by Diamond Schmitt Architects

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This architecture firm with over 290 employees was started in 1975.

Diamond Schmitt Architects is based in Ontario. This top firm has interior architects that have managed urban design building projects in the areas of medical research and health care.

Thanks to the firm’s great experience, it has bagged 10 awards in this vertical.

They have also appeared in several lists such as Canada’s Greenest Employers list, Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and also Canada’s Best Employers.

The principal Birgit Siber who joined in 1996 was promoted in 2003.

19. HMC Architects

Malibu High School Design by HMC Architects

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HMC which started in 1940 had a revenue of approximately $85 million in 2019.

With a current employee number of 500 specialists, their main area of work covers architectural practices, healthcare, civic industries, and also the education sector.

HMC Architects has had Dan Benner as the principal from the year 2008.

20. Stantec

BMO Centre Expansion Design by Stantec

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Stantec, with its 22,000 workers and annual revenue of $4 billion, is one of the top architecture firms in the world. Its main office is in Edmonton, Alberta, and it is backed by 410 regional and satellite locations throughout North America and overseas.

The organization has internal Inclusion and Diversity Councils and is striving toward accreditation in Progressive Aboriginal Relations.

Stantec provides a wide range of services, including geomatics, water engineering, and oil and gas EPCM. Among its most recent efforts are the Yale Science Building in New Jersey and the Gull Bay First Nations Diesel Offset Microgrid in Ontario.

Stantec was founded by Dr. Don Stanley in 1954 and started as a one-person firm.

21. Woods Bagot

Sunshine Insurance’s headquarters

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Woods Bagot is one of the oldest firms in the world that has been operating since 1869.

This firm specializes in the planning and design of buildings.

There are 16 international studios and 850 employees. Studios are in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.

Notable projects include the Qatar Science and Technology Park, the National War Memorial, Adelaide, and also the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Woods Bagot architecture firm has been led by Nik Karalis who became the CEO in 2016.

He joined the firm in 1993 as an architect and became the Global Design Director in 2005. In 2015 he became the Group Managing Director and finally CEO in 2016.

22. Nihon Sekkei

Xitang Xiangfudang Cutural industry design by Nihon Sekkei

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Nihon Sekkei was founded in 1967 in Sapporo and Nagoya. It has expanded to Shanghai and Hanoi, employs around 1000 people, and generates around $180 million every year.

Nihon Sekkei is well recognized as the driving force behind the iconic buildings that dot Japan’s metropolitan areas. Itoman City Hall in Okinawa, Mitsui Memorial Hospital in Tokyo, and the Shanghai Pudong Library are just a few of the company’s most recognizable structures.

The company is an offspring of Sumitomo Corporation and was founded as a response to the requirement to have headquarters.

23. Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

Britton Middle School design by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

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Quattrocchi Kwok Architects is one of the largest architecture firms. It was founded in 1986 by Mark Quattrocchi and Steve Kwok.

The headquarters are in Santa Rosa, California, and have a revenue of $ 9 million.

The firm’s architecture services include historic renovation, interior design, site selection, community outreach, and project scheduling. This company has approximately 60 employees.

The leader and founder of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects are Principal Mark Quattrocchi.

24. GMP Architekten

ThyssenKrupp Schulte site

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Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg established their architecture firm von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners in 1965.

One of the few generalist practices, GMP is in charge of everything from conceptualization to execution to the finished product, including interiors.

They have worked on projects as diverse as small-scale homes, hotels, museums, theaters, music halls, office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, institutes of higher learning, athletic arenas, transit hubs, factories, and even master plans.

GMP Architekten has built over 370 structures all around the world. Over the years, GMP has amassed an impressive collection of awards: 590 at the last count, including over 310 first prizes and several awards for outstanding architecture at national and international competitions.

25. Macgregor Associates Architects

Mitsubishi Electric Interior Design by Macgregor Associates Architects

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Macgregor Associates Architects was started in 1987 and it is located in Atlanta. This firm has 42 employees in number and in the last year had a revenue of $ 30.40 million.

The services rendered by the architects of this firm are office design, architecture, master planning, and site selection.

The President of this top architecture firm is Federico Chiappina.

26. Quinn Evans Architects

A Window on Design in Downtown Baltimore by Quinn Evans Architects

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Quinn Evans Architects was started in 1984 and is located in Michigan, United States. This firm has offices in Washington DC, Richmond, Baltimore, Madison, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.

These firms’ services include master planning, historic preservation architectural practices, and mixed-use developments. The estimated revenue for this firm is $ 64.80 million.

The President and CEO of this top architecture firm are Larry Barr, FAIA.

27. White Arkitekter

Modern residential design of timber building in Liederbach designed by White Arkitekter

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White Arkitekter, one of Sweden’s oldest and best architecture firms, is a multidisciplinary practice started in 1951 in Gothenburg by Sidney White to improve society through design.

White Arkitekter has expanded to a collective of approximately 800 people since its inception, and it is now an employee-owned firm. Their purpose is to promote sustainable living via architecture.

In fact, by the year 2030, they hope to have achieved their goal of making all buildings carbon-neutral through superior design. They seek to solve major difficulties via design, creativity, and a humanistic approach.

28. BDP

UK Pavilion, Milan Expo

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BDP is the second-largest architectural practice in the UK, with 950 employees.

Its headquarters are in Manchester, but it also has eight other national offices and global studios in Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, China, India, Singapore, and Canada.

Although some of the firm’s projects, such as Preston Bus Station, have divided public opinion, Grenfell Baines believed in humanizing architecture.

In 2016, the company partnered with Japanese engineer Nippon Koei to expand its international reach. Recent projects include Melbourne City Waterfront and the Stirling Prize-nominated Liverpool One development.

Prof. Sir George Grenfell Baines established BDP in 1961; an annual award is given in his honor to recognize an “inspiring place for people.”

29. Studios Architecture

LinkedIn Middlefield Campus design by Studios Architecture

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Studios Architecture was formed in 1985 and its headquarters are in San Francisco, California. The employees are 300 in number and the estimated revenue is $ 124 million.

Their services range from interiors all the way to master planning confirming all details.

The founding Principal of this architecture firm is Erik Sueberkrop and the CEO is Todd DeGarmo.

30. Elkus Manfredi Architects

Auerbach Center at Boston Landing

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Elkus Manfredi Architects was formed in 1988 and its headquarters are in Boston Massachusetts. The estimated revenue of this company is $ 48 million.

The company has a total number of 300 employees.

The Founder and CEO of this architecture company are known as Andrea Manfredi.

31. Foster + Partners

Suhe Center developed by Foster + Partners

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Foster + Partners, founded in 1967, is a worldwide firm that practices environmentally friendly architecture, engineering, urban planning, and industrial design.

Their unique integrated design approach enables them to develop creative methods with a solid focus on the future of the environment to construct sustainably.

The architects collaborate with structural and environmental engineers and other expert design teams within the firm to create comprehensive, integrated designs.

The founder is Norman Foster. He and his staff have built an international practice with a global reputation and interesting projects, for example, Villa Dolunay.

32. Ziegler Cooper Architects

Park Laureate in Houston, TX

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Ziegler Cooper Architects is based in Louisiana Texas and was founded in the year 1977. It has an estimated revenue of $ 48 million and has 176 employees.

The President of Ziegler Cooper Architects is known as Mark Nolen.

33. Moseley Architects

Gainesville High School Prince William County Public Schools

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Moseley Architects, founded in 1969 has an estimated revenue of $112.40. It mainly focuses on architecture, construction administration engineering, design, and also sustainable design. It has employed 275 people and its headquarters is in Richmond Virginia.

The Chairman, President, and CEO are known as Stewart Roberson.

34. LMN Architects

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas

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LMN Architects, founded in 1979, is located in Seattle Washington. It has several 105 employees and a revenue of $ 84 million.

The services include planning and design services for educational facilities and commercial and mixed-use developments.

The current President of this top company is Sam Miller.

35. JLG Architects

Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative design by JLS Architecture

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JLJ Architecture was founded in 1989 and its headquarters are in Alexandria Minnesota, US. The estimated revenue of this company is $ 97.20 million and has 105 employees.

The major services this firm offers is the Real estate, urban planning, landscape architecture, and construction.

The CEO of this company is Michelle Mongeon Allen.

36. VLK Architects

Car Wash Air Foil

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VLK Architects started in 1984 and works with 154 employees. The headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. The revenue estimation is $ 173.20 million.

The major services it renders are Design and consulting, construction, and Architecture.

The CEO of this company is Sloan Harris AIA, NCARB, LEED

37. JCJ Architecture

Koch Theater renovated by JCJ Architecture

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JCJ Architecture was founded in 1936 and is located in Hartford, Connecticut. The revenue is estimated at $ 48 million. The firm offers services such as Construction, Architecture, Retail, Interiors, and Hospitality. The architecture firm is employing 243 people.

The President of this company is Peter N. Stevens.

38. Mbh Architects

Allmodern store in Lynnfield, Massachusetts

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Mbh Architects was founded in 1989 and its headquarters are in Alameda, California. The estimated revenue for this top company is $ 163.80 million.

The main services offered are architecture, multifamily housing, space planning, and retail architecture.

The CEO of this company is Dennis Heath.

39. NAC Architecture

Bellevue College Residence Hall

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NAC Architecture, located in Seattle Washington, started in 1960 and has a revenue of approximately $ 22 million.

With a current employee number of 180 employees, their main area of work covers architectural practices, interiors, healthcare, consulting, planning, and also the education sector.

The NAC Architecture has Dana Harbaugh as the President and CEO.

40. Grimm Parker Architects

Tucker Road Ice Rink Fort in Washington, Maryland

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Grimm Parker Architects was founded in 1972 and is located in Hartford, Connecticut. The revenue is estimated at $ 31 million.

The firm offers services such as recreation, and wellness, residential and mixed-use, public safety, higher education, cultural, and civic projects. The architecture firm is employing 93 people.

The President and CEO of this company isMelanie Hennigan, AIA, LEED, AP

41. Array Architects

Pediatric Outpatient and Surgery Center

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Array Architects one of the architecture firms was founded in 1984 by Carl J. Davis, Deborah Franqui, and Leo Salomon. The headquarters are in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and have a revenue of $ 129.60 million.

The firm’s architecture services include historic renovation, interior design, site selection, community outreach, and project scheduling. This company has approximately 163 employees.

The President of Array Architects is Carl J. Davis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, since 2007.

42. Ennead Architects

Shanghai Astronomy Museum

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Ennead Architects was previously known as Polshek Partnership and the name was changed in mid-2010.

It was started in 1963 and its headquarters are located in New York City and have an office in Shanghai China. This firm has 216 employees in number and in the last year had a revenue of $45million.

The services rendered by the architects of this firm are laboratory and hospital development, office design, architecture, museum design, master planning, real estate, and construction.

This firm is led currently by 10 co architects namelyDon Weinreich, Timothy P. Hartung, Peter Schubert, V. Guy Maxwell, Tomas Rossant, Kevin McClurkan, Molly McGowan, Richard Olcott, Todd Schliemann, and Thomas Wong.

43. Cookies

Cookies have developed a new exhibition design typology

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Cookies is an architecture firm that is based in Rotterdam. Cookies also have offices in Milan and Rome.

The cookies firm was formed in the year 2015 by three people namely Clement Parisse, Alice Gregoire, and Federico Martelli.

Cookies is a company that searches for the relationship between space, art, curation, and display. Cookies prefer work that needs a critical approach to solve them.

44. LINK Arkitektur

Arena Randers project by LINK Arkitektur

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With 500 people serving clients in 15 locations across Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, LINK Arkitektur is a top-5 architecture practice in the region.

Based on their percentage of architects, LINK Arkitektur is one of the top 50 architecture firms in the world.

The design and planning firm focuses on the fields of architecture, interior projects, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Architects are well-versed in a wide range of fields, from city planning to product design. They strive to provide environmentally friendly designs and innovative places to live.


MVRDV reveals winning design for Wuhan Library

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MVRDV, one of the most well-known Dutch architecture firms, was founded in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries.

MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, has a global scope, delivering answers to modern architectural and urban concerns worldwide.

They use a research-based design process that starts with early participation from customers, stakeholders, and subject-matter experts from a wide range of disciplines.

In the end, the towns and landscapes benefit from these bold, forward-thinking projects.


1. What is the biggest architecture company in the world?

The largest architecture firm in the world is Gensler which has generated a revenue of USD1.35 billion in the last year only. Gensler has 6000 employees it has completed over 10000 projects in over 2500 cities in the world. Gensler has appeared in rankings of a number of lists including Building Design. Gensler has 48 offices all over the world.

2. Who is the world’s best architect?

Frank Gehry is the top best and most famous architect in the architecture world. This architect’s fame came from the way he designed his own residence details. His residence is located in San Monica California.

3. Which country is best for architects?

This is a list of seven countries that are the best to live in as an architect and they include; Ireland, Switzerland, the US, Canada, Qatar, Australia, and the UK.

4. How many architecture firms are there in the world?

From the report one can download from the United States Census Bureau 2012 Economic Census, there are approximately a total 20,836 architectural companies in the world. 

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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