100 Best Architecture Firms in the World [2020 Update]
Have you ever wondered who are the main architecture firms in the world?
We composed a massive list of 100 best architecture firms sorted by their revenue.
While reading our article you will find out who is behind some of the world’s most iconic buildings, and get a chance to connect with company leaders via Linkedin.
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100. Showa Sekkei
Founded in 1957, Tokyo, Showa Sekkei is one of the biggest architectural firms in Japan which delivers all services related to architecture.
With a revenue of about 5 Million USD and over 200 employees, the firm is known for its innovative designs, such as for the creation of the Abeno Pedestrian Bridge and the Tokyo Metropolitan Matzusaka Hospital.
Aidea represents another influential architecture firm in the Philippines, located in Makai City which is the financial hub.
With a revenue of about 7 million USD and over 200 employees it has received several awards within the last years such as the BCI Asia award in 2005 for the top 10 architecture firm in the Philippines.
Later on in 2011, they were recognized for “the BIM award” for their expanding use of BIM with a focus on sustainability, build-ability, and usable spaces.
Their most famous project is located the Mandani Bay development project in Cebu.
Company president: Jojo Tolentino
98. Palafox Associates
Palafox Associates is a multi-disciplinary firm founded in 1989 with more than 100 professional consultants where the main focus is on engineering and interior design.
Located in the capital of the Philippines, Manila offers the firms visibility and attractiveness for its fast pace growth and tourist attractiveness.
The company is known for designing attractive parks and urban plans within the Philippines and internationally such as Aluminum City in Bahrain.
Senior Project Architect at Palafox: Floren M. Naguit
Morphogenesis is listed as one of India’s well-known, award-winning architecture and Urban Design firms.
Their offices located in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi.
This top architecture firm is also listed as the only firm in the WA100 chart of the World’s largest Architecture firms which is gender-neutral. The company employs over 50% of women across all levels.
They reported 8 million USD in revenue and international projects last year.
Morphogenesis is also known for landscape design projects such as the Rock-cut Architecture- Amarnath caves.
Founding Partner at Morphogenesis: Manit Rastogi
96. Aukett FItzroy Robinson
Based in London, the firm features a long list of architecture industry awards in urban planning and building design.
Their classical design and beauty is world renown. One of their latest and greatest projects can be found in Hamburg and it is Fontenay Hotel.
Director at Aukett FItzroy Robinson: Tom Alexander
95. Archetype Group
With more than 1,100 employees and 14 million USD in revenue, Archetype Group is one of the largest consultancies in the Asia Pacific.
Their core services are in Architecture & Master Planning. They’re experts in sky scrapers and commercial real estate projects.
This top architecture firm was the driving force behind the Capital Place (Four Seasons Hotel)
Owner, Founding President at Archetype Group: Francois Magnier
94. Progetto CMR
“Change arises from the relationship between the past and the future.” This Italian architecture firm based in Milan.
They’re the brilliant minds behind several large scale projects with classical design at its core. Most notably, Progetto CMR designed the New Padua Calcio football stadium and the Chongqing Jihua Yuelai Eco-Oxygen Tower Project in China.
CEO Founder and Principal at Progetto CMR: Massimo Roj
93. UN Studio
UN studio started with 2 people. Their passion for design and beauty were orchestrated from a kitchen table 30 years ago.
Currently, the architecture firm has 4 international offices and manages over 200 designers and architects.
Their main projects focus on human needs, housing, and fast-growing communities.
Founder of UNStudio: Ben van Berkel
92. Ryder Architecture
Award-winning architecture company Ryder Architecture has been improving the quality of life around us since 1953.
It all started when a group of entrepreneurial architects set out to change the industry from Newcastle.
Since then, the company has grown to 180 people. Their work brings in a solid turnover of 15 million USD.
Director at Ryder Architecture: Mark Clasper
91. Space Matrix
Founded in 2001 in Singapore, Malaysia, Space Matrix offers a design practice that specializes in workplace environments supplying future-ready workplace solutions throughout Asia.
Space Matrix has created new-age workspaces such as the BBC office in Singapore, Microsoft offices in Taipei, and redesigned IBM Singapore office solutions.
CEO at Space Matrix: Arsh Chaudhry
90. GVA & Asociados
GVA is a leading Mexican architectural firm in the Latin American region.
Holding strong with over 50 years in the industry, the company reaches a turnover of 22 million USD.
This architecture design firm has more than 100 talented employees.
GVA has managed to execute several high-class leisure projects, such as Hilton Resort in Aruba, Palacio Mundo Imperial in Acapulco and Breathless Punta Cana Resort and SPA in the Dominican Republic.
President at GVA & Asociados: Jaime Gomez Vazquez Aldana
89. Sheppard Robson
This London based architecture firm had 22 million dollar revenue last year and approximately 300 employees.
Their focus is on urban design, highlighting social and environmental responsibility, and moving functional design into our daily lives.
The firm has a track record of the construction of universities, colleges, campuses, and hospitals.
Partner at Sheppard Robson: Rupert Goddard
88. Henning Larsen Architects
The Copenhagen, Denmark based architecture firm’s main focus is on the landscape, engineering and interior design.
They want to shape and model the future with a focus on a rethinking of how we can design social spaces to alleviate a growing global trend of loneliness.
CEO and Partner at Henning Larsen: Mette Kynne Frandsen
87. AS Architecture-Studio
Architecture-Studio is a French architectural agency that has multiple offices in Paris, Shanghai, and Venice.
Today, the studio is run by 150 skilled architects, urban planners, landscape and interior designers. The company celebrates diversity with 25 unique nationalities represented.
Founder at AS Architecture-Studio: Martin Robain
86. PRP Architects
Specialized in housing design and urban planning, this English firm has received more than 100 awards focusing on affordable housing.
PRP Architects has over 50 years of experience in the field and a strong focus on sustainable housing. With 3 offices located in the UK, this firm gathers a turnover of 23 million USD.
Senior Partner at PRP: Anne-Marie Nicholson
85. AIA Architectes Ingénierus Associés
Headquartered in Paris with several offices located in France’s major cities, this top architecture firm specializes in general infrastructure and design.
They are well known for infrastructure construction in the sector of well being such as hospitals.
Director at AIA Architectes Ingénierus Associés: Simon Davies
84. Zaha Hadid Architects
Is one of the most diverse architectural firms in the world. Started by worlds most famouse female architect Zaha Hadid.
Their work covers all scales (sizes) and sectors with 950 ongoing projects in 44 countries. Architecture firm emphasises on bold design and curvy lines.
One of their featured projects is the BMW Central Building in Leipzig.
Principal at Zaha Hadid Architects: Patrik Schumacher
83. Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Well known for the construction of “The Chambon Penthaus” located in Brussels. This truly is one of the fastest-growing top architecture firms in the world.
The Belgian firm has won the first prize at the Golden Rules for Urban development.
The company is well known in Europe for its focus to achieve excellence in design, delivering solutions in an efficient way.
Jaspers-Eyers Architects commits to emphasize on communication and design in an ecological way for the people and the environment.
CEO at Jaspers-Eyers Architects: Jean-Michel Jaspers
82. Thomson Adsett Architects
Thomson Adsett Architects is based on in Australia. This top architecture design firm has been described as one of the “most reliable and accountable in the industry.”
The company has a combination of highly motivated and experienced designers, innovators, and architects that shape the future vision.
Thomson Adsett Architects main activities reflect on hospitality, communal living, commercial, educational and interior projects.
COO at ThomsonAdsett: Louise Cox
81. Allies & Morrison
Allies and Morrison is an architecture and urban planning practice based in London, Cambridge, and Dublin.
Founded in 1984, it has developed a reputation for well-crafted buildings and thoughtful urban design.
Currently, this top architecture firm is focused on projects located in the Middle East and North America.
Partner at Allies & Morrison: Jo Bacon
Based in Kansas City, Populous is one of the top architecture firms in the United States. They specialize in the construction of large infrastructure projects which include stadiums, event halls/venues, and arenas.
With more than 3,000 projects in their portfolio such as Target Field Stadium in Minneapolis, First National Bank Stadium for FIFA 2020 and Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games.
The company is definitely among the architecture industry leaders for large sports venues.
Senior Principal at Populous: Brian Mirakian
79. Hames Sharley
Based in Adelaide, Australia this top architecture firm works in six capital cities, representing decades of experience and skills across all design disciplines.
They collaborate with local and international partners such as UN Studio, Foster + Partners, Silver Thomas Hanley, and Cox Architecture. Their portfolio is based on general construction and infrastructure.
Director at Hames Sharley: Brook McGowan
Established in 1979, the firm has over 130 people working across 5 studios in the UK.
One of the best architecture firms in the UK, 3DReid takes their job very seriously and approaches every customer with ambitious projections and drive towards excellence.
3DReid believes their buildings must bring beneficial outcomes for direct users and the wider public. The majority of their projects focus around residential, industrial, educational and others.
Director at 3DReid Architects: Gordon Ferrier
77. Diamond Schmitt Architects
Based in Ontario, the Canadian firm has led several projects and construction projects in the fields of healthcare, public buildings, and medical research.
One of the most recent projects is the School of Culinary Arts and Information Technology in London.
Associate at Diamond Schmitt Architects: Dan Gallivan
76. 10 Design
Based in Hong Kong this architecture firm has completed projects in urban design all over the world with a particular focus on the middle east and Dubai.
They’re well known for the construction of the Blue Water Residence home to the largest observation wheel in the world.
CEO at 10 design: David Pringle
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75. Ronald Lu & Partners
Also, this prestigious company is based in Hong Kong with over 550 active staff members.
Their main headquarters are in Hong Kong with additional offices located all across main Chinese cities: Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.
RLP offers services for a wide global client base, ranging from the public sector to commercial and institutional sectors.
Vice-Chairman at Ronald Lu & Partners: Bryant 慶耀 Lu 呂
74. Architect Hafeez Contractor
The Mumbai based firm is one of the first companies to build an extensive range of some of the tallest buildings in the world.
One of the more notable design projects was the tallest residential building in the world, 23 Marina Dubai and the tallest building in India.
Senior Associate Architect at Architect Hafeez Contractor: Pushyamitra Londhe
73. Ramboll Architecture & Planning
Rambøll is one of the largest architectural practices in the Nordic countries and fourth-largest in Europe with close to 800 experts.
Rambøll Denmark was selected by Novo Nordisk A/S for the design of a new production facility. This state-of-the-art facility will fabricate and deliver the world’s first protein tablet to the global market.
Chief Innovation Officer at Ramboll Group: Hilde Tonne
72. Wilmotte & Associés
Jean-Michel Wilmotte, founder of Wilmotte and Associates was born in 1948 in the French town of Soissons.
In 1975, Paris, he founded his own architecture firm. Currently, the firm employs 270 specialists from 25 different nationalities and operates in 20 countries.
Their international development office has launched two subsidiary companies: Wilmotte UK Ltd in London, and Wilmotte Italia Srl in Venice.
Senior Project Manager at Wilmotte & Associés: Marco Olivieri
71. Capita Symonds
The London based firm provides a unique blend of services and expertise.
This top architecture design firm is working with clients to transform and modernize their businesses across the UK and Europe.
Their main focus is on design and construction of large infrastructures across Europe.
Director of Infrastructure at Capita Symonds: Phil Downes
70. TP Bennett
As TP Bennett has been in business for over 100 years. The company can be proud of long-established expertise in re-developing listed buildings, built heritage, and conservation.
TP Bennet has seven listed buildings to its name and has been a huge part of development on hundreds of historic buildings in both the domestic and international realm. Their work spans countless UNESCO World Heritage sites in Libya and Ghana.
Associate Director at TP Bennett: Melanie Zarins
Based in Madrid, this firm is one of the leading design companies specializing in the construction of large infrastructure for scientific purposes.
They are well known for their unconventional touch as seen with their flagship megaproject, the San Mames Stadium. IDOM accumulated 40 million in revenue as of last year.
Director: Jesús María Susperregui
At its heart, the company has a philosophy that architecture and design should be simple, elegant and timeless.
Often considered one of the best architecture firms in the world, DWP has offices in Australia, Asia, and the Middle East.
At the same time, they are working on extending their worldwide architectural and design services to the US and Europe by 2020.
Executive Chairman: Brenton Mauriello
67. LINK Arkitektur
This leading design firm is one of the most well known architectural design companies in Scandinavia.
With just over 470 workers located in 16 cities across Scandinavia LINK, architecture executes projects related to urban planning, design, architecture, interior, etc.
Link Arkitektuer is based in Norway and has been nominated for the RENOVER award in 2019.
CEO at LINK arkitektur Danmark: Kirsten Anker Sørensen
66. CF Møller Architects
This visionary architecture and engineering firm are one of the leading architectural companies in Scandinavia and the world.
CF Møller Architects building designs embrace nordic values, sustainability and aesthetics. Started in Aarhus, this architectural firm has approximately 350 employees and offices Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Stockholm and London.
Among their best architecture projects, we could mention Siloetten apartment block, Bislett Stadium and Carlsberg Central Office.
Architect and Partner at C.F.Møller Architects: Mads Mandrup
PBK has successfully planned and designed facilities for many international organizations and industry-leading companies.
Their main focus is primarily on education, health & wellness.
The company employs more than 500 design professionals over 15 offices located in Australia, the US, and China.
Partner, K-12 Education at PBK: Alexandra Parslow
64. Leigh & Orange
Founded in Hong Kong in 1874, Leigh & Orange (L&O) has continued to thrive as a significant force in the market. It’s one of the oldest architecture and engineering firms in the world, they’ve been in business for a century and a half.
The company strives towards an innovative design approach, with the latest intelligent building ideas and advanced thinking in sustainability, energy conservation.
Their unique approach to architecture projects is a focus on a minimal environmental footprint.
Managing Director at Leigh & Orange Ltd: Ivy Lee
63. Dewan Architects & Engineers
Dewan Architects and Engineers has been at the top position of the Middle East’s rapidly growing architectural and engineering industry for nearly three decades.
Dewan Architects & Engineers’ current Chairman and original founder (as well as Managing Director), Mohamed Al Assam, established the inaugural Dewan office in Abu Dhabi in 1984.
With just 4 years in the industry, this ambitious firm successfully completed their first towering commercial skyscraper, Baniyas Tower, in 1988.
Director Of Operations at Dewan Architects & Engineers: Haider Al Assam
62. Chapman Taylor
Chapman Taylor is headquartered in London. Architecture firm specializes in, Retail, Leisure, Residential, Hospitality and Office design.
This top architecture firm has completed over 2000 projects, 90 countries and more than 250 awards on their portfolio.
Recently Chapman Taylor proposed future transport hub master plan for the city of Warsaw, Poland. This 3000 hectares hub, features airport, railway and shopping functions.
Director at Chapman Taylor: Jon Hale
61. Kunwon Architects & Engineers
Kunwon is an architect firm that was started by 3 friends in 1984. The architecture firm has always been fully dedicated to generating inventive designs for the Korean market within residential and urban environments.
The firm specialises in large urban constructions and planning. Most of their work happens in South Korea. amongst the best designs made by Kunvon, we can mention masterplans of Alpha-dome City, Jeonju Extreme Tower and Gocheok I Park.
Executive manager at Kunwon Architects & Engineers: Brad Shim
60. Arup Associates and Arup
Expertise in urban design, engineering places firm amongst top architecture firms in the world. Arup’s 92 offices accommodate over 14000 specialists in 35 countries.
Some of their notable work has been realizing the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Pompidou to our more recent work like the San Francisco MOMA or the Pinewood film studios extension.
Associate Director at ARUP: Derya Doğan
59. Valode & Pistre
Company has its offices located in 4 cities across the globe. Architecture firm specialises in urban design and architecture. Their style features human-centred designs that blend in surrounding landscape.
The French firm works mainly in the national context but their buildings can be found throughout Europe such as the Da Gennin Tower in Russia.
Architect Director at Valode & Pistre: Geraldine Maurice
58. Broadway Malyan
Broadway Maylan has its main focus on interior design and projects of residential buildings in the UK.
Company has extensive experience with designing hospitals and university campuses. Firms architectural activities are are also well known across borders in Us.
Broadway Malyan was responsible architect for the construction of large infrastructures such as the Cruise Terminal in Miami.
Director of Architecture at Broadway Malyan: Ian Ellis
57. Wilson Associates
The firm is specialized in interior design for luxury resorts and public buildings throughout the US. With 10 offices in 3 continents company brings in a solid revenue of 54 million USD.
The Sky lobby in Hong Kong remains one of their most notable projects.
Chief Executive Officer at Wilson Associates: Beth Campbell
56. Wong Tung & Partners
The practice started in Hong Kong in 1963. Architecture firm works with multiple projects across the globe.
Wong Tung Group of Companies has successfully established an approved track record when we are talking about master-planning and architectural services.
Their key success projects can be found in Hong Kong, Macau, and across the Pacific Rim Region.
Associate Director at Wong Tung & Partners Ltd.: Fred Ng
55. CP Kukreja
The top architecture firm was established first in 1969 with a clear vision to rethink architecture and planning in India. CP Kukreja Architects (CPKA) is currently one of the leading architectural companies of the country.
The architecture firm has been mentioned in one of the world’s most influential architectural journals: World Architecture. Journal included CPKA amongst the top 100 architectural firms in the world.
CPKA’s designs include futuristic looks driven by straight lines and modern facade solutions. Krrish Monde Provence, Gwal Pahari is a great example of futuristic Indian skyscraper design by CP Kukreja.
HVAC Design Engineer at CP Kukreja Architects: Najid Rehman
54. Gansam Architects & Partners
Based in Seoul, Gansam Architects have a rich portfolio of projects. The architecture firm has won multiple awards for prestigious buildings and stunning urban planning.
Gansam has been delivering design and plans for buildings as Baiterek Tower, Khan Shatyr and Tongyeong Concert Hall.
Senior Designer at GANSAM Architects & Partners: Muchan Park
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53. B+H Architects
B+H is a global, award-winning consulting and design solutions firm. Firm has been founded on a 65-year legacy of creating bold and inspiring spaces for people.
B+H provides core architecture, planning, landscape, interior design, and advance Strategy services.
Company has a team of more than 450 staff. Services are delivered from across nine studios in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore & Ho Chi Minh City.
Chief Marketing Officer, Principal at B+H Architects: Jennifer Futol
52. Cox Architecture
The Australian firm located in New South Wales has created large buildings and infrastructure projects.
Architecture firm does not promote a particular design style but rather want to be connected to context, public engagement, and environmental performance.
Cox Architects have designed multiple smaller-scale structures with immersive design. ArchitectureQuote favourites are Karen Rolton Oval, Willinga Park and Melville Senior High School Theatre.
CIO at COX Architecture: Moreno Sartorello
51. ZGF Architects
A ZGF is an architecture firm with more than 60 years of experience in healthcare design. Firm consist of 600 active professionals located in offices across the US.
Recently Interior design magazine ranked ZGF No. 1 as Most Admired Healthcare Design Firms among Top 40 healthcare companies in the world. In total Company has received over 1000 awards.
Managing Partner at ZGF Architects LLP: Ted Hyman
Benoy Architects are global architecture firm with offices located in Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Los Angeles and other cities. Architects focus on international projects, master planning and interior design.
Benoy’s notable buildings can be seen in China, Bahrain, Colombia, and Indonesia.
Benoy Architects were part of creating a new landmark for Hangzhou., China. On October 2019 Hangzhou Canal Culture & Art Centre was opened. Architects developed a green park concept where formerly power plant was located. The structure features multiple futuristic elements as green spaces, courtyards and roof shading.
Associate Director at Benoy: Priscilla Lin
Company primary focuses on educational institutions. The firm believes that proper facilities play a high role in the overall success of a student!
Huckabee with 6 offices located in different US cities brings total revenue of 65 million USD.
Their work includes architecture, engineering, structural planning, and furniture design.
Principal at Huckabee: Blaik Ritchie
Henn is a German architecture firm that employs 350 skilled architects and engineers. The firm has 70 years of experience in the industry.
Their offices are located in Germany and China and main architectural focus is towards cultural, health, educational facilities. Henn’s work includes production and master planning.
The company works with office buildings and are highly involved in workspace design. Recently finishing Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, Germany and Zalando Headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
Managing Partner and Head of Design at HENN: Martin Henn
47. AXS Satow
The Japanese architectural firm quotes their philosophy as “Originally, architecture is for all people”. Their logo stands for Architecture, Art, Science, and Satow. Until nowadays these are the values firm strongly follows.
With current innovations company also has strong expertise in renewal projects such as the TORNARE Nihonbashi Hama-Cho.
Architect at AXS Satow: Kazuyuki T
46. Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering
Founded in 1927 with 366 employees and have offices throughout Japan. Ishimoto’s headquarters are based in Tokyo.
Company values sustainable projects and energy efficiency. The architecture firm has extensive experience in designing public facilities, government offices, office buildings, educational facilities, medical institutions, hotels, resorts, and urban development areas.
The architecture firm has developed projects as Yaesu Central Park and SunMarine Nagano, reciewing Nagano Scenery Award in 2018.
45. ATP Architects & Engineers
ATP architects engineers are the company who employs more than 800 employees, and they are well-known integrated design offices in Europe. Architecture firms headquarters are located in Innsbruck, Austria.
Multidisciplinary teams located in ten different European cities develop modern solutions for complicated construction projects. ATP has been working and implementing sustainability principles for over 60 years.
ATP was honoured to win 1st prize for their 50-meter high apartment building proposal in Ingolstadt. IN-TOWER became an iconic structure for the city. Buildings dynamic facade design is what gives character to structure.
Head of Design at ATP Architects & Engineers: Paul Ohnmacht
44. DP Architects
Based in Singapore, DP Architects are leading several projects in Indonesia, China and Dubai. The top architecture firm is specialized in consultancy, visual planning, and lighting.
The company was founded in 1967 and currently employs over 1200 specialists in 16 offices all over the world.
DP architects latest project introduces a dynamic facade solution that changes its visual appearance with the season. Mariner’s Quarter is apartment complex, located in United Kingdom. The key design feature is three twisted boxes stacked on top of each other.
CEO at DP Architects: Angelene Chan
With nearly 16,000 experts planning and designing cities and communities, we live in. Sweco is listed among the leading architecture firms in Europe. In the last year, architecture firms work spread across 70 countries globally.
The Stockholm firm is the founder of Urban Insight, a concept revolving around sustainability and optimizing electrical consumption.
CEO at Sweco: Dariush Rezai
42. GMP Architects
CMB headquarters are located in Hamburg, Germany. Architecture firm has constructed large buildings in Europe and is now developing several projects in China.
With their last project in Shanghai, the firm constructed a shop facade for the shopping centre. Work featured impressive curtain of 800 porcelain tubes, which was made in the traditional Chinese way.
Associate Director at GMP Architects: Sander Troost
Tengbom has been mentioned as part of the world’s topmost innovative architectural firms, and it’s among the oldest architectural practices. With a rich and multifaceted history, their mission is to keep our eyes on the future.
The architecture firm has 600 employees in locations across Sweden and Finland. Tengbom’s projects are widespread across northern Europe.
Tengbom is among architecture firms that support sustainability and parametric design. In their recent project: NEO auditoriums, architecture firm use of parametric design achieved flexibility in shapes and saved costs.
CEO at Tengbom Architects: Johanna Frelin
40. Archial NORR
NORR has been established since 1938. With continuous innovation and growth, the company currently employs over 750 specialists.
The Ontario based Canadian design firm has a wide portfolio of projects overseas like the Al Tijaria Tower, Kuwait City, and UK spaceport.
Together with Hazel Wong, Norr designed Emirates Towers. To date, the skyscraper complex is their most notable project. Towers rise 309 and 354m tall and were the tallest construction in Dubai until completion of the Burj Al Arab.
Vice President at NORR: Peter Dubin
39. White Arkitekter
White Arkitekter was established back in 1951, in Swedish town: Göteborg by Sidney White. The company holds the main purpose to improve society through the architecture they make.
Founders legacy still strongly lives the company’s goal of contributing to a more sustainable world. Nowadays the firm is owned by its 616 people personnel, 122 of whom are partners.
In the last years, the firm has been noticed for multiple projects with futuristic design. Designs for Psychiatric clinic in Nuuk, The GoDown Arts Centre in Kenya and Våga water towers.
Architect, Partner, VD/CEO at White Arkitekter: Alexandra Hagen
38. HMC Architects
The companies focus is driven towards healthcare, education and civic industries architecture. With a sustainable approach to design firm creates high-performance architecture and design solutions that improve lives for people.
Company have been established in 1940 and currently employs over 500 specialists, With a solid revenue of 85 million USD.
HMC has designed multiple architectural masterpieces. Shunde Hospital of Southern Medical University has been recognized by the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) design award (unbuilt) in 2011.
Principal at HMC Architects: Dan Benner
37. Page Southerland
Located in Washington DC, the US firm’s main focus is on healthcare and have constructed numerous facilities throughout the US such as hospitals, academic facilities and also in housing and hospitality.
With 500 employees the architectural firm has expanded its operations. The architecture firm has been actively working with projects in an academic niche. Designing a wide range of improvements as new facilities, better environments and creative spaces.
Associate Principal/Senior Project Manager at Page Southerland Page, Inc.: Stephen Bell
36. Rober A.M. Stern Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 265-person firm that consists of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff.
In companies 49-year history, it has established an international reputation as one of the leading design firms with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work.
RAMSA has also published multiple architecture related books. Books cover topics in design, urbanism, architecture, living and other spheres.
Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects: Alexander Lamis
35. FLAD architects
The company has over 350 employees located in 9 offices. With a strong focus on architecture and planning firm aims to be creating environments that enhance human potential.
The firm develops various building projects within health, science, technological and educational spheres and holds 95 million USD in revenue.
Flad has been particularly successful in designing educational spaces. Two of architectural firms designs got awarded with AIA Merit Award. These buildings are The Jacobs School of Music East Studio Building at Indiana University and the Science and Engineering Library and Laboratories at Northwestern University.
Director of Project Development at Flad Architects: Sarah Péreira
This Manchester-based company performs various projects ranging from light structures to complete urban infrastructure projects. BDP employs over 1000 specialists and recently has teamed up with Japan’s leading engineering firm: Nippon Koei.
BDP has developed multiple complex structure projects as Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre and masterplan for Wuhan Plaza business district. Worth to mention that for the project: Ordsall Chord in Manchester, firm has won a RIBA National Award.
Director at BDP: Wayne Head
The firm is based in the UK and they are working closely with a wide range of clients from different sectors and regions. Their projects range across the public, private sector, and local and national governments.
Atkins started as a civil and structural engineering design firm 80 years ago in London. Succesful operations let company expand its expertise and currently company holds a solid 105 million USD in revenue.
Associate at Atkins: Matt Quick
32. KEO International
KEO is Globally ranked firm, with multiple offices spanning over seven countries. Today they have a team of professionals from over 60 nations and have experience from every major market of the globe.
Based in Kuwait city their work is rather international. This architecture firm features several tall building projects as Gateway Towers, Qatar Petroleum District ( formerly: Barwa Financial District) and Damac Towers.
Director of Structural Engineering at KEO International Consultants: Andrey Danchev
31. SmithGroup JJR
Located in Detroit, Michigan companies experience ranges from urban design to large infrastructure projects. The Architecture firm has experienced network with over 1300 specialists, located in 15 offices.
Their most notable work so far is Wanxiang Innova City, located in Hangzhou, China. It is envisioned as the world’s most advanced Smart City. The framework for this vision identifies Area 1 as a new manufacturing campus of roughly 4.4M square feet that will be the catalyst for future development.
Senior Vice President/Civil Engineer at SmithGroup: Patrick Doher
30. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The company executes projects in any size. Their experiences range from cultural, civic, offices, residential to infrastructural projects and skyscrapers.
Kohan Pedersen Fox clients come from Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East. With multiple successful projects, the company currently employs over 1000 skilled professionals.
KPF is the proud architects of Beijing’s new icon and the tallest building CITIC Tower. This 190m tall building has brought multiple awards and recognitions to KPF.
Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates: Peter A. Gross
Located in Adelaide the Australian company’s focus on urban planning and infrastructure. Its international design practice is performed in studios located in China, Great Britain, USA, Australia, and Southeast Asia.
Hassel aims to empower inclusion and sustainability with their designs and work culture. With a simple goal: to design people, love, this architectural company has projects spread around the globe.
In recent years architects, designers and panners from Hassel has created structures as Optus Stadium, Xinqiao Open Source City and GSK Asia House.
Chief Executive at HASSELL: Gerard Corcoran
28. Kume Sekkei
Company founded in 1932, currently employs over 550 specialists in multiple offices located in Vietnam, China, and Japan. The company holds 125 million USD in revenue.
Firms Projects are ranging between architectural design, technical, electrical and mechanical engineering, renovation and urban planning.
APA Hotel & Resort and JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Naha has been two of recent, bigger projects completed by Kume Sekkei.
Architect at Kume Sekkei: Fumiyasu Okazaki
27. Cannon Design
The company offers a wide spectrum of services related to architecture, consulting, planning and development. Their offices span around multiple cities in the US and their projects can be found worldwide!
In 2017 and 2019 Cannon design was mentioned among top innovative architecture firms by Fast Company.
The firm employs over 1100 active specialists and generates revenue of 130 million USD.
Chief Executive Officer at CannonDesign: Brad Lukanic
26. DLR Group
The company promises to elevate human experiences through its design approach and solutions. DLR is an architecture firm with sustainability amongst its highest priorities. The architecture firm has committed to Architecture 2030 Challenge!
With more than 1000 design professions actively working in the firm, they can be proud of works such as Baoshan Long Beach Winder Tower, AmericanAirlines Arena NRG Solar Canopy and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2.0 Renovations.
Managing Principal and CEO at DLR Group: Griff Davenport
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25. P&T Architects
The company is the largest international architectural firm in the Southeast Asia region. Currently, the firm employs over 1600 architects, engineers, and planners.
Founded in 1868 it has a long history behind, multiple award-winning projects and total revenue of 135 million USD.
In recent years, P&T architects have successfully presented multiple award-winning projects. As an example, The Quayside, Honk Kong located skyscraper has awarded Gold Medal in 2019 Green Building Award and 2017 MIPIM Asia Award as Best Futura Project.
Director at P&T Architects: Edgar Eduard Cozzio
24. Woods Bagot
With the philosophy of putting human experience as a central element in the design, this company serves international clientele with future-oriented projects.
The firm employs 850 experts located in 15 studios across Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.
The architecture firm has an extensive portfolio of skyscrapers located in China, featuring buildings like Bodi Center, Sunshine Insurance Financial Center and Guohoa Financial Center.
CFO at Woods Bagot: Peter White
23. Leo A Daly
The architectural company with 100 years of history and experience in their portfolio. Currently, the company hosts over 700 employees.
Recognized by international audiences, a firm diverse portfolio represents high-level projects in more than 91 countries and all US states.
Their work features projects such as Miami International Airport – North Terminal, NFL Las Vegas Raiders Training Facility and The Heights Building in Arlington, Virginia
Vice President at LEO A DALY: Cheri Pavlik
This large scale company has been first established in 1928. With its operations expanding across five continents Asia, Australia, Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific region.
The firm has more than 10 000 people working in over 200 offices. The architecture firm manages to bring 145 million USD in turnover.
Technical Director – Communications & Stakeholder at GHD: Michael Ulph
21. Perkins Eastman
The company was started in New York City back in 1981. With a total of 17 offices, the firm employs over 1000 specialists within architecture, design, engineering, and technology.
Perkins Eastman manages to bring in a solid revenue of 150 million USD.
Huishan North bund has been one of Perkins Eastman’s successful projects. Mixed-use skyrise projects have won several awards and gained recognition in the international press.
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Perkins Eastman: Candace Carroll
HKS is a well established international design and architectural company with the belief that great design begins at the local level. HKS is among the best architecture companies that provide innovative designs and solutions.
The firm with its headquarters in Dallas, Texas manages over 1400 architects, designers, scientists, artists and engineers.
Their work continuously receives global recognition and notable awards from industry professionals as FRAME, Fast Company and Architizer A+.
Among award-winning designs projects, we can mention Kachumbala Maternity Unit and Joplin Medical Center.
Vice President at HKS Architects: Alex Thomas
19. IBI group
Canadian based company that focuses on delivering human-centred design solutions for urban infrastructure, community buildings. With a total of 62 offices in 60 different cities, the firm employs over 2600 skilled professionals.
The company executes projects in the fields of public housing, mobility, healthcare, educational as well as performs overall architectural and engineering solutions.
Their innovative projects as Pinnacle on the Park in San Diego, place them among top architecture companies in the world.
CEO at IBI Group: Scott Stewart
18. Heerim Architects & Planners
Architecture company has been founded in 1970 and currently, the firm is the leading architectural practice of South Korea. Heerim architects are continuously expanding their market reach in international and domestic fields.
With 1200 active employees out of which 550 is certified architects, Herrim is able to provide creative thinking, great technical knowledge, and high standard design solutions.
HSE Manager at Heerim Architects & Planners: Rashid Husseynov
The company was founded in 1943, and since then has continuously innovated. NBBJ has over 700 active employees and the company generates 175 million USD in revenue.
NBBJ architects have multiple successful projects within architecture, engineering, planning, and design. NBBJ has recently been awarded the most innovative architecture Firm 2018 by Fast company.
Their work features structures like A City Blossoms– Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center and International financial Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Executive Assistant at NBBJ: Laurie Nix
16. Nihon Sekkei
The company opened its doors back in 1967, since then it has experienced substantial growth. With over 950 employees located in offices across Asia, the firm is able to generate 180 million USD in revenue.
Nihon Seekei currently engages in international and local projects related to architecture, urban development, design, civil engineering and structural engineering.
The architecture firms work has been a large part of modern Japans highrise structures. Skyscrapers like OtemachiI Place, Akasaka Intercity AIR and Toranomon Hills are among their top projects.
Director at Nihon Sekkei Vietnam Inc.: Phuc Nguyen
As an award-winning company, it employs 1400 Creative minds and professionals together to make company Aedas successful on a global scale. Aedas strive to deliver tailored design solutions for each client, the architecture firm works with an international clientele.
Their 12 offices are located all around the world. The top architecture firm is proud of 41 featured projects, as Alacarte Ha Long Bay Condotel, The Beacon, and Unilever Headquarters.
Board Member of Aedas: Maxwell Connop
14. Skidmore Owings & Merrill
The company has successfully completed over 10000 projects covering more than 50 different cities.
Projects ranging from research facilities, educational institutions, skyscrapers to urban districts has allowed the company to achieve over 1000 recognized awards.
Among the awards, Skidmore Owings and Merrill twice won Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.
Associate at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM): Rami Abou-Khalil
The company has expanded its operations on a global scale and it has been recognized by Fortune magazine as the World’s Most Admired Company in the engineering and construction categories.
Strongly the following innovation and offering futuristic solutions, Jacobs currently employs over 80000 people and generates revenue of 205 million USD.
Their work is closely related to longevity, environment and sustainability challenges. As their recent success, it is worth mentioning that Jacobs signed a partnership with NASA. The firm will be responsible to oversee and advise NASA on their architectural, engineer, environmental engineering services.
Vice President, Federal Government Relations at Jacobs: Matt Chiller
12. Foster & Partners
Since Norman Foster first opened the company in 1967, it has grown over 1600 employees in 13 offices across all continents.
The company that has recently won the AJ100 International Practice of the Year award. Foster and Partners continuously keeps innovating and places suitability in the centre of everything they design.
In recent years architecture firm has completed projects as The Cornich towers in London, Apple Park in the USA and DUO Central Park in Sydney, Australia.
Associate at Foster + Partners: Alessandra Di Battista
11. RTKL Associates
RTKL has been named as the number one retail design firm for the 3d year in the row by Visual Merchandising + Store Design’s annual top. The company offers its services to luxury clients like Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay, Target and Nike.
The architectural firm coordinates its operations from 20 worldwide located offices. And a total of 2500 employees brings in 210 million USD in large revenue.
Associate Vice President at CallisonRTKL: Dana (Trott) Brandle
This Canadian top design and the delivery firm has over 400 offices in local communities and worldwide. The top architect firm employes more than 22000 specialists.
With a high focus on architecture, design and sustainability Stantec has received multiple awards, recognitions and honourable mentions.
Their recent year design focus has been towards sustainability. A library with net-zero potential in Varennes is a great example for future buildings.
President and CEO at Stantec: Gord Johnston
9. Perkins & Will
Company founded in 1935 has successfully adapted to changes in the world over time and continuously brings well-designed solutions for community-driven projects.
The architecture firm consists of over 2500 employees and has a revenue of 220 million USD. Companies work has received multiple awards and recognitions from publishers as Building Team Awards, AIA awards and GRAY Magazine.
Perkins & will most iconic architectural projects feature bold, straight lines and large fascias. Projects like University of Washington Life Sciences Building and Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions in Louisiana are great examples of that.
CEO at Perkins+Will: Philip Harrison
8. Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei
This Japanese architectural company has over 125 years of history in the industry. With over 600 active employes firm has accountable revenue of 300 million USD.
The architecture firm is bringing high-quality services that range from urban and project planning to architectural/interior design and consulting.
Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei has designed several skyscrapers such as Nishi-shimbashi Square, Hulic Square hotel and The Parkhouse Gran Chidorigafuchi.
HOK is a global, award-winning design, architecture, and engineering company. Their solutions focus on environment, imagination and technical excellence!
The architecture firm has over 1800 employees collectively collaborating across 24 offices spread out on three continents. HOK has been able to contribute 250 million USD in revenue.
Their recent project has been developed in Sunnyvale, California a modern Central and Wolfe Campus. In campus, design architects have encouraged nature, imagination and wellness.
Chief Operating Officer at HOK: Thomas Robson
6. Samoo Architects & Engineers
The company has been founded in 1976, and since then has completed more than 8000 projects. With over 100 award-winning project designs, the firm employs over 100 registered architects and a total of 650 employees.
Every Year Samoo organizes Design awards. In the ceremony, outstanding architectural projects and best partners are selected.
Associate Principal – SAMOO Architects & Engineers: Sangjoon Simon Kim
5. HDR Architecture
HDR has been ranked as No.1 – Architectural Firm in Healthcare Design and No.1 Central & Eastern Europe in Building Design by World Architecture 100 Survey. The top architecture firm features multiple other rankings and world-class awards.
The architecture firm provides a wide range of solutions in architecture, engineering, planning, environmental sciences, research and more. Their expertise range in the health, defence, civic and transportation industries.
In November 2019, Canadian capital awarded HDR for developing cities Solid Waste Master Plan! Both will continue to work on implementation and executing proposals in the coming years!
Vice President at HDR: David Yentzer
This California based architectural company represents modern design and sustainability. It has been mentioned as No. 6 among the most admired companies in the world by Fortune Magazine.
With over 10000 unique projects in more than 2500 cities all across the world, the firm earns a solid revenue of 400 million USD. Gensler has operations spread in 48 cities all over the world.
Gensler has designed multiple award-winning projects as Incheon International Airport in South Korea and Shanghai Tower in China.
Executive Assistant to Co-CEO at Gensler: Linda Fones
3. Nikken Sekkei
This Architecture firm has impressive 25000 completed projects in companies more than 120 years long history. Nikken Sekkei can definitely place them among top architecture firms in the world.
The firm currently employs over 2800 specialists in design, architecture, planning, engineering, and science.
Nikken Sekkei projects can be seen in multiple cities across the world. Their recent projects Shibuya Hikarie, Guangzhou Library and Futur Camp Nou in Barcelona are great examples of the modern design and Japanese style used in architecture.
Chief Civil Engineer of Urban Planning Dep. at Nikken Sekkei: Masafumi Tanaka
The company strives to develop and implement new solutions to the complex challenges the world is facing. Aecom specializes in complex infrastructure challenges.
The architecture firm has been ranked as the No. 1 Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms”. As well as 5 years in a row, Aecom has been announced as one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”
Companies total revenue comes to 500 million USD. Aecom employs over 86000 specialists in 7 continents. Among their iconic projects are Hyhpoerloop project, Los Angeles International Airport and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at AECOM: Michael S. Burke
1. RSP Architects
With its headquarters based in Singapore, this award-winning architectural company has over 60 years of experience in the industry!
The firm can be proud of multiple intentionally recognized projects as St Regis in Kuala Lumpur, The Oberoi in Gurgaon, India and the Nakheel Mall, United Arab Emirates.
The company has recently received recognition on its achievements in sustainability and innovation for its projects in 2018. Total revenue goes over 640million USD.
Associate Director at RSP Architects Planners & Engineers: Devaganga Mahajan
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