Last week, Architectural Record released their list of the top 300 Architecture Firms in the US, based on architectural revenue from 2015. But what can we learn from those numbers and the firms generating them? In this post for ArchSmarter, Michael Kilkelly dives deeper into the figures that have made these firms so successful, comparing numbers based on firm type, firm location and project location.
“If I were starting a firm today and wanted to end up the top US firm by revenue in the near future, I would start an EA firm based in California, preferably LA or Pasadena. I would make sure no more than a quarter of my revenue came from architectural projects. Of those architectural projects, 80% or more would need to be domestic projects. At least, that’s what the number say.”
Check out the full piece featuring graphs and visualizations, here.