the world's most visited architecture website

Top 250 U.S. Architectural Firms

  • 25
  • by
  • Articles
Shanghai Tower, currently in progress. Courtesy of Gensler
Shanghai Tower, currently in progress. Courtesy of Gensler

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 AECOM, 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.

  • Gensler (A)
  • AECOM Technology Corp. (EA)
  • Perkins+Will (A)
  • HDR Architecture Inc. (EA)
  • Jacobs (AEC)
  • HOK (AE)
  • URS Corp. (EAC)
  • HKS Inc. (AE)
  • Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (AE)
  • Cannon Design (AE)
  • NBBJ (A)
  • RTKL (AE)
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC (A)
  • Leo A Daly (AE)
  • Perkins Eastman (A)
  • Stantec Inc. (EAC)
  • Callison (A)
  • ZGF Architects LLP (A)
  • Rafael Vinoly Architects PC (A)
  • Bechtel (EC)
  • SmithGroupJJR (AE)
  • Ingenium International Inc. (AE)
  • HMC Architects (A)
  • 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:Karissa Rosenfield. "Top 250 U.S. Architectural Firms " 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>