Architect Magazine Names the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2016

Architect Magazine has unveiled the latest edition of the “Architect 50,” their list of the 50 best architecture firms in the United States. The 2016 rankings are based on scores from three categories: business, design and sustainability; the last of which was calculated using a new methodology this year. Topping the list this year was ZGF Architects, who also were given the distinction of top sustainable firm, while William Rawn Associates and Marlon Blackwell Architects finished number 1 in business and design, respectively.

See the top 10 from each category after the break.

Pearl Izumi North American Headquarters / ZGF Architects. Image © Raul J. Garcia


  1. ZGF Architects
  2. Westlake Reed Leskosky
  3. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  4. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
  5. EYP
  6. William Rawn Associates
  7. WRNS Studio
  8. Hastings Architecture Associates
  9. Brooks + Scarpa
  10. Perkins+Will

Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L Anderson Design Center / Marlon Blackwell Architect. Image © Timothy Hursley


  1. Marlon Blackwell Architects
  2. Studio Gang Architects
  4. Brooks + Scarpa
  5. Works Partnership Architects
  6. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  7. ZGF Architects
  8. MASS Design Group
  9. nArchitects
  10. John Ronan Architects

Stanford University Central Energy Facility / ZGF Architects. Image © Matthew Anderson


  1. ZGF Architects
  2. EYP
  3. Perkins+Will
  4. BNIM Architects
  5. Westlake Reed Leskosky
  6. ZeroEnergy Design
  7. HDR
  8. WRNS Studio
  9. SmithGroupJJR
  10. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Berklee College of Music / William Rawn Associates. Image © Bruce T. Martin Photography


  1. William Rawn Associates
  2. Ikon.5 Architects
  3. Blair + Mui Dowd Architects
  4. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
  5. Cambridge Seven Associates
  6. Richärd+Bauer
  7. Mark Cavagnero Associates
  8. Ann Beha Architects
  9. AECOM
  10. Form4 Architecture

See the full Architect 50 overall list here, and subcategory results here.

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Architect Magazine Names the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2016" 07 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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