Top 250 U.S. Architectural Firms

Shanghai Tower /

Architectural Record has published their annual list of the “Top 250 Architecture Firms” in the United States. The companies are ranked according to architectural revenue from the prior year. Gensler claimed the number one spot, with a record high of $764 million in revenue, over the long-standing leader , whom brought in $445 million in 2011.

The firms classify themselves by:

  • A = Architect
  • AE = Architect-Engineer
  • AP = Architect Planner
  • EAL = Engineer Architect Landscape
  • AEC = Architect-Engineer-Contractor

Continue after the break to review the top 25.

  1. Gensler (A)
  2. AECOM Technology Corp. (EA)
  3. Perkins+Will (A)
  4. CH2M HILL (EAC)
  5. HDR Architecture Inc. (EA)
  6. Jacobs (AEC)
  7. HOK (AE)
  8. URS Corp. (EAC)
  9. HKS Inc. (AE)
  10. Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (AE)
  11. Cannon Design (AE)
  12. NBBJ (A)
  13. RTKL (AE)
  14. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC (A)
  15. Leo A Daly (AE)
  16. Perkins Eastman (A)
  17. Stantec Inc. (EAC)
  18. Callison (A)
  19. ZGF Architects LLP (A)
  20. Rafael Vinoly Architects PC (A)
  21. Bechtel (EC)
  22. SmithGroupJJR (AE)
  23. Ingenium International Inc. (AE)
  24. HMC Architects (A)
  25. Populous (A)

See the complete list here.

The image above is Gensler’s in progress, 632-meter Shanghai Tower that will be the tallest tower in China when completed in 2014. Learn more here.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Top 250 U.S. Architectural Firms" 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
  • chopsuey

    I’m an Architecture grad student from Europe and when I read this list only place 10 – Skidmore Owings & Merrill – rings a bell…
    Is it only in Architecture, that the successful offices are not the famous ones and vice versa?

    • digitect

      Better start researching the (A) firms, you’re missing some education.

      • Roamn

        In what sense Mr? There are at least hundreds of other offices representing at least comparable quality of work as these As on the list here. A lot of the time big money comes from not the most interesting projects – cliche…