100 Best Architecture Firms in the World [2019]

Have you ever wondered who are the main architecture firms in the world? We have 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 worlds 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.

The Abeno Pedestrian Bridge

99. Aidea

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 and later on in 2011 they were recognised the BIM award for the best use of BIM for sustainability, build-ability, and constructibility. Their most famous work being Mandani Bay development project in Cebu. 

Mandani Bay Cebu
Mandani Bay Cebu
Jojo Tolentino

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 the Aluminum City in Bahrain.

Floren M. Naguit

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. With their offices located in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi. It 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. With over 8 million USD in revenue and international projects, Morphogenesis is also known for landscape design projects such as the  Rock-cut Architecture- Amarnath caves.

ITC campus Kolkata
ITC campus Kolkata
Manit Rastogi

Founding Partner at Morphogenesis: Manit Rastogi

96.Aukett FItzroy Robinson

Based in London, the firm features a long list of awards in urban planning and building design. The classical design and beauty are represented by their project of Trinity-square in London and their modern innovative touch with Skype project in Prague. One of their latest and greatest projects can be found in Hamburg and it is Fontenay Hotel.

Fontenay Hotel
Fontenay Hotel
Tom Alexander

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 with core services in Architecture & Master Planning and their expertise covers key construction sectors such as buildings and real estates. Their greatest project being: 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. With this quote, the Italian firm company based in Milan has accomplished several projects in the classical design such as the New Padua Calcio stadium and the Chongqing Jihua Yuelai Eco-Oxygen Tower Project in China.

Chongqing Jihua Yuelai Oxygen Tower project
Chongqing Jihua Yuelai Oxygen Tower project
Massimo Roj

CEO Founder and Principal at Progetto CMR: Massimo Roj

93.UN Studio

UN studio started with 2 people and their passion laid down on a kitchen table 30 years ago. Currently, the firm has 4 international offices and in total manages over 200 designers and architects. Their main projects focus on human needs, housing, and fast-growing communities.

The Mercedes Benz Museum
The Mercedes Benz Museum
Ben van Berkel

Founder of UNStudio: Ben van Berkel

92. Ryder Architecture

Award-winning architecture company Ryder architects have been improving the quality of life around us since 1953 when a group of entrepreneurial architects started the company in Newcastle. Since then the company has grown into the  180 people working and bringing in a solid turnover of 15 million USD.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Image by: Garden pics and tips
Mark Clasper

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 workspaces in places like the  BBC office in Singapore, Microsoft offices in Taipei and redesigned IBM Singapore office solutions.

Uber Redesign
Uber Office Singapore

CEO at Space Matrix: Arsh Chaudhry

90.GVA & Asociados

GVA is a leading Mexican architectural firm in the Latin American region. Holding strong experience with over 50 years in the industry, the company reaches a turnover of 22 million USD. With more than 100 talented employees, GVA has managed to execute several high-class leisure projects, such as Hilton Resort in Aruba,  Mundo Imperial in Acapulco and Breathless  Punta Cana Resort and SPA in the Dominican Republic.

Hilton Resort in Aruba
Hilton Resort in Aruba
jaime gomez

President at GVA & Asociados: Jaime Gomez Vazquez Aldana

89.Sheppard Robson

The London Based architecture firm with over 22 million dollar revenue and approximately 300 employees. Focusing on urban design highlighting social and environmental responsibility. The firm has a track record of the construction of universities, colleges, campuses, and hospitals.

Interserve UK Hub
Interserve UK Hub
Rupert Goddard

Partner at Sheppard Robson: Rupert Goddard

88.Henning Larsen Architects

The Copenhagen based architecture firm’s main focus is on the landscape, engineering and interior design and rethinking of how we can design social spaces to alleviate a growing global trend of loneliness.

Moesgaard Museum
Moesgaard Museum. Image by Jyllands Posten
Mette Kynne Frandsen

CEO and Partner at Henning Larsen: Mette Kynne Frandsen

87. AS Architecture-Studio

Architecture-Studio is a French architectural company which has multiple offices in Paris,  Shanghai, and Venice. Today, the studio is run by 150 skilled architects, urban planners, landscape and interior designers. Companies staffs is well mixed with 25 unique nationalities represented.

National Theatre of Bahrain
National Theatre of Bahrain. Image by: Nicolai Buisson
Martin Robain

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 turnover of 23million USD.

Canada Court E03 building in progress
Canada Court E03 Wembley
Anne-Marie Nicholson

Senior Partner at PRP: Anne-Marie Nicholson

85.AIA Architectes Ingénierus Associés

With the headquarters in Paris with several offices located in France’s major cities this firm specializes in general infrastructure and design they are well known for infrastructure construction in the sector of well being such as hospitals.

Hospital Complex Princess Grace, Principality de Monaco project
Hospital Complex Princess Grace, Principality de Monaco
Director from AIA

Director at AIA Architectes Ingénierus Associés: Simon Davies

84.Zaha Hadid Architects

Is one of the most diverse architectural firms as their work covers all scales and sectors with 950 ongoing projects, work in 44 countries. One of their featured projects is the BMW Central Building in Leipzig.

BMW Central Building in Leipzig side view
BMW Central Building in Leipzig. Image by : Hélène Binet

Principal at Zaha Hadid Architects: Patrik Schumacher

83. Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Well known for the construction of “The Chambon Penthaus” located in Brussels for which the Belgian firm has won the first prize at the Golden Rules for Urban development. 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 emphasise on communication and design in an ecological way for the people and the environment. 

The Chambon Penthaus
The Chambon Penthouse
Jean-Michel Jaspers

CEO at Jaspers-Eyers Architects: Jean-Michel Jaspers

82.Thomson Adsett Architects

Thomson Adsett  Architects based an Australian firm is best to be described as reliable and accountable once delivering high-end projects. Company has a combination of highly motivated and experienced designers, innovators, and architects that shape the future vision. Firms main activities reflect on hospitality, communal living, commercial, educational and interior projects.

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Louise Cox

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 placemaking. Currently focusing on projects located in the Middle East and in North America.

This John Lewis department store in england
This John Lewis department store

Partner at Allies & Morrison: Jo Bacon

80. Populous

Based in Kansas city the firms’ specializes in the construction of large infrastructures 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. Company is definitely among the industry leaders once we are talking about architecture for large size venues.

ICC Sydney stadium
ICC Sydney. Image by : Hassell Studio

Senior Principal at Populous: Brian Mirakian

79.Hames Sharley

Based in Adelaide, Australia the 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.

100 St Georges Terrace Australia
100 St Georges Terrace

Director at Hames Sharley: Brook McGowan


Established in 1979, the firm has over 130 people working across 5 studios in the UK.  The company takes their job very serious and approaches every customer with high ambition and drive towards excellence. 3DReid believes their buildings must bring beneficial outcomes for direct users and the wider public.  Majority of their projects focuses around residential, industrial, educational and others.

One Angel Square, Manchester
One Angel Square, Manchester. Image by : Buro Happold
Gordon Ferrier

Director at 3DReid Architects: Gordon Ferrier

77.Diamond Schmitt Architects

Based in Ontario the Canadian firm has led several projects and constructions in the fields of healthcare, public buildings, and research and one of the most recent projects is the construction of the School of Culinary Arts and Information Technology in London.

Lazaridis Hall Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University, Lazaridis Hall. Image by: Double Space Photo

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 in Dubai where they are well known for the construction of the Blue Water Residence home to the largest observation wheel in the world.

Blue Waters Residences
Blue Waters Residences. Image by :10 DESIGN | Rafael Vargas .
David Pringle

CEO at 10 design: David Pringle

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.

 TODTOWN, Shanghai, China
TODTOWN, Shanghai, China. Image by: Lead8

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 the tallest buildings such as the tallest residential building in the world (23 Marina Dubai) and the tallest building in India.

23 Marina Dubai
23 Marina Dubai. Image by: Tfod.in
Pushyamitra Londhe

Senior Associate Architect at Architect Hafeez Contractor: Pushyamitra Londhe

73. Ramboll Architecture & Planning

Ramboll 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. In this Facility is planned to fabricate and deliver the world’s first protein tablet to the global market. 

Sandvikboder in Norway
Sandvikboder in Norway

Chief Innovation Officer at Ramboll Group: Hilde Tonne

72. Wilmotte & Associés

Jean-Michel Wilmotte, founder of Wilmotte and Associates was born in 1948 in French town 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. Companies international development office has launched two subsidiary companies: Wilmotte UK Ltd in London, and Wilmotte Italia Srl in Venice. 

impressive UN headquarters for West Africa  2020, Senegal, expresses ambition of architecture firms goals
UN headquarters for West Africa 2020, Senegal

Senior Project Manager at Wilmotte & Associés: Marco Olivieri

71. Capita Symonds

The London based firm provides a unique blend of services and expertise, working with our 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.

Millau Viaduct, France
Millau Viaduct, France. Image by Haarkon

Director of Infrastructure at Capita Symonds: Phil Downes

70.TP Bennett

As TP Bennett has existed for already ten decades. The company can be proud of long-established expertise in listed buildings, built heritage and conservation. Company in total 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, including work at UNESCO World Heritage sites in Libya and Ghana.

58 victoria embankment
58 victoria embankment
Melanie Zarins

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 infrastructures for scientific purpose and they are well known for their unconventional touch such as the San Mames Stadium. Company has a solid 40 million revenue.

58 subsidized flats Torresolo
58 subsidised flats Torresolo. Image by: Aitor Ortiz
Jesus Maria Susperregui-director general arquitectura

Director: Jesús María Susperregui


In the heart of everything the company does is the philosophy that architecture and design should be simple, elegant and timeless. The firm is having 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.

The XXXIX by Sansiri
The XXXIX by Sansiri. Image by: Hip Flat
Brenton Mauriello

Executive Chairman: Brenton Mauriello

67.LINK Arkitektur

The firm is one of the leading architectural companies in Scandinavia when it comes to turnover and number of employees. With a total of a bit over 470 workers located in 16 cities across Scandinavia LINK, architecture executes projects related to urban planning, design, architecture, interior, etc. Company is based in Norway and has been nominated for the RENOVER award 2019.

skane uni hospital
Skane University Hospital

CEO at LINK arkitektur Danmark: Kirsten Anker Sørensen

66.CF Møller Architects

The firm is one of the leading architectural companies in Scandinavia when it comes to turnover and number of employees. With a total of a bit over 470 workers located in 16 cities across Scandinavia LINK, architecture executes projects related to urban planning, design, architecture, interior, etc. Company is based in Norway and has been nominated for the RENOVER award 2019.

The Maersk Tower
The Maersk Tower in Copenhagen. Image by: Adam Moerk

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.

Alief Center for Advanced Careers.

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 markets it serves for nearly 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. The creation of architecture with a minimal environmental footprint has been part of their focus points.

Hong Kong Science Park
Hong Kong Science Park. Image by: UK Unconscored
Ivy Lee

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 fields for nearly three decades. Companies current Chairman and original founder as well as Managing Director,  Mohamed Al Assam, established the inaugural Dewan office in Abu Dhabi in 1984. Just 4 years in industry firm successfully completed their first towering commercial project, Baniyas Tower, in 1988.

Baniyas Tower in Abu Dhabi. Image by: EHAF
Haider Al Assam

Director Of Operations at Dewan Architects & Engineers: Haider Al Assam

62. Chapman Taylor

With knowledge in every considerable industry sector, the London placed company specializes in, Retail, Leisure, Residential, Hospitality and Office design with over 2000 projects, 90 countries and more than 250 awards on their portfolio.

Mui Dinh Ecopark Location City: Mui Dinh, Vietnam
Mui Dinh Ecopark. Located in: Mui Dinh, Vietnam
Jon Hale

Director at Chapman Taylor: Jon Hale

61. Kunwon Architects & Engineers

Since its establishment, Kunwon has always been fully dedicated to generating inventive designs for the Korean market within residential and urban environments. Children have been Kunwon’s main focus in its urban design projects, ensuring that the proposed environments are optimal for them.

Pangyo Techno Valley Startup Campus
Tech Campus
Brad Shim

Executive manager at Kunwon Architects & Engineers: Brad Shim

60. Arup Associates and Arup

Arup plays a central role in the design and development of many of the world’s favorite cultural institutions.  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.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge architecture firms greatest project
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
Derya Doğan

Associate Director at ARUP: Derya Doğan

59.Valode & Pistre

Their projects efforts are trying to find the perfect voice of carrying symbolism and poetry, which exceeds the simple requirement of logic and program. 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

With the main focus on interior design and projects of residential buildings in the UK such as hospitals and university campuses, they are also well known across borders as the US for the construction of large infrastructures such as the Miami Cruise Terminal.

Miami Cruise Terminal

Miami Cruise Terminal. Image by: Miami Curbed
Ian Ellis

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.

Conrad Koh Samui
Conrad Koh Samui Resort. Image by: Daily Addict

Chief Executive Officer at Wilson Associates: Beth Campbell

56. Wong Tung & Partners

The practice started in Hong Kong in 1963. The Wong Tung Group of Companies has successfully established an approved track record when we are talking about master-planning and architectural services for vast size orders in Hong Kong, Macau, and across the Pacific Rim Region.

The Wings Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
The Wings Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. Image by: Prop Go Luxury
Fred Ng
Wong Tung

Associate Director at Wong Tung & Partners Ltd.: Fred Ng

55.CP Kukreja

The 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 firm has been mentioned in one of the world’s most influential architectural journals: World Architecture,  to be part of the top 100 architectural firms in the world.

Parsvnath Planet, Lucknow
Parsvnath Planet, Lucknow
Najid Rehman

HVAC Design Engineer at CP Kukreja Architects: Najid Rehman

54.Gansam Architects & Partners

Based in Seoul, Gansam Architects have a rich portfolio of projects and awards for prestigious buildings and stunning urban planning. They also have constructed large infrastructures overseas such as the Presidential Palace, Baiterek Tower, Khan Shatyr.

Astana Finance Tower Phase1 in Kazakhstan
Astana Finance Tower Phase1 in Kazakhstan: Image by: Azer News
Muchan Park

Senior Designer at GANSAM Architects & Partners: Muchan Park

53. B+H Architects

B+H is a global, award-winning consulting + design solutions firm 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 with a team of more than 450 staff collaborating across nine studios in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore & Ho Chi Minh City.

The new SickKids Patient Support Centre (Toronto, Canada). Designed by B+H. Image by B+H.
The new SickKids Patient Support Centre (Toronto, Canada). Designed by B+H. Image by B+H.
Jennifer Futol

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. They do not have a particular design style but rather want to be connected to context, public engagement, and environmental performance.

Karen Rolton Oval at Narnungga Park 25 - Adelaide, Australia
Karen Rolton Oval at Narnungga Park. Image by: Chris Sale Consulting
Moreno Sartorello

CIO at COX Architecture: Moreno Sartorello

51. ZGF Architects

The company with more than 60 years of experience in healthcare design. 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 and consist of 600 active professionals located in offices across the US. 

University of Colorado Denver, College of Engineering
University of Colorado Denver, College of Engineering
Ted Hyman

Managing Partner at ZGF Architects LLP: Ted Hyman

50. Benoy

Benoy Architects are based in  Newark-on-Trent, UK and focus on international projects in master planning and interior design. Some of their notable buildings can be seen in China, Bahrain, Colombia, and Indonesia.

Ajdan Walk Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Ajdan Walk Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia: Image by: Arabian business
Priscilla Lin

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! Their work includes architecture, engendering, structural planning, and furniture design. Huckabee with 6 offices located in different US cities brings total revenue of 65 million USD. 

Mathena Hall
Mathena Hall
Blaik Ritchie

Principal at Huckabee: Blaik Ritchie

48. HENN

This German architecture firm with over highly skilled 350 employees holds 70 years of experience. With offices located in Germany and China, their main architectural focus is towards cultural, health, educational facilities as well as 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.

Taiyuan Tower
Taiyuan Tower
Martin Henn

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 and still, nowadays these are the values firm strongly follows. With current innovations company also has a strong background in renewal projects such as the TORNARE Nihonbashi Hama-cho.

Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo Big Sight. Image by: Archi Travel
Kazuyuki T

Architect at AXS Satow: Kazuyuki T

46. Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering

Founded in 1927 with 366 employees and have offices throughout Japan with headquarters in Tokyo. Company values sustainable projects and energy efficiency. The firm has extensive experience in designing public facilities, government offices, office buildings, educational facilities, medical institutions, hotels, resorts, and urban development areas.

Yaesu Central Park  BLDG.
Yaesu Central Park

Architect at Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering: Hiromi Horie

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. Multidisciplinary teams located in ten different European cities develop integrated solutions for complicated construction projects where they have been working on sustainability principles for over 60 years, headquartered in Innsbruck, Austria.

Technologiezentrum Seestadt, Vienna, AT
Technologiezentrum Seestadt, Vienna, AT. Image by: Openhouse Wien
Paul Ohnmacht

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. They are specialized in consultancy, visual planning, and lighting. Founded in 1967, the firm currently employs over 1200 specialists in 16 offices all over the world.

 The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall
Angelene Chan

CEO at DP Architects: Angelene Chan

43. Sweco

With nearly 15,000 experts planning and designing cities and communities we live in, Sweco is shaping a sustainable future. The Stockholm firm is the founder of Urban Insight, a concept revolving around sustainability and optimizing electrical consumption.

Kuwait Towers
Kuwait Towers. Image by: Scott Underwood
Dariush Rezai

CEO at Sweco: Dariush Rezai

42. GMP Architects

Located in Hamburg, Germany, this 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 center. An impressive curtain of 800 porcelain tubes was made in the traditional Chinese way.

 flagship store of the ICICLE fashion Shanghai
ICICLE fashion Shanghai. Image by: Design Diffusion
Sander Troost

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. With 600 employees in locations across Sweden and Finland, their projects are widespread across northern Europe.

linnaeus university - Sweden
Linnaeus University – Sweden
Johanna Frelin

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.

Orchard view
Orchard view. Image by: Hub West Scotland
Peter Dubin

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. 

Varberg observation tower
Varberg observation tower
Alexandra Hagen

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 on a daily basis. Company ahs have been established in 1940 and currently employs over 500 specialists, With a solid revenue of 85 million USD.

Frontier Project. Located in Rancho Cucamonga
Frontier Project. Located in Rancho Cucamonga. Image by: Ryan Beck Photography
Dan Benner

Principal at HMC Architects: Dan Benner

37. Page Southerland Page

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.

70 Rainey
70 Rainey
Stephen Bell

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.

The Alexander - Philadelphia
The Alexander – Philadelphia
Alexander Lamis

Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects: Alexander Lamis

35. FLAD architects

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 holds95 million USD in revenue. 

BioMed Realty
BioMed Realty, San Francisco. Image by: Gateway of Pacific
sarah p

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. Worth to mention that for the project: Ordsall Chord in Manchester, firm has won a RIBA National Award. BDP employs over 1000 specialists and recently has teamed up with Japan’s leading engineering firm:  Nippon Koei.

Ordsall Chord in Manchester. Image by: Infrastructure intelligence
Wayne Head

Director at BDP: Wayne Head

33. Atkins

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 for local and national governments. The company holds a solid 105 million USD in revenue.

Five Jumeirah Village
Five Jumeirah Village
Matt Quick

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 has experience from every major market of the globe. Based in Kuwait city their work is rather international.

48 Burj Gate
48 Burj Gate. Image by: New office Asia
Andrey Danchev

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. 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. 

Wanxiang Innova City,
Wanxiang Innovation City. Image by: IB times
patrick doher

Senior Vice President/Civil Engineer at SmithGroup: Patrick Doher

30.Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The company executes projects in any sizes. Their experiences range from cultural, civic, offices, residential to infrastructural projects and skyscrapers. With clients from Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East, the company employs over 1000 skilled professionals.

Robinson Tower
Robinson Tower
Peter A. Gross,

Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates: Peter A. Gross


Located in Adelaide the Australian company’s focus on urban planning and infrastructure, their international design practice is performed in studios located in China, Great Britain, USA, Australia, and Southeast Asia

60 Martin place
60 Martin Place. Image by: Investa
Gerard Corcoran

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. Firms Projects are ranging between architectural design, technical, electrical and mechanical engineering, renovation and urban planning.  The company holds 125 million USD in revenue.

Soka Gakkai Headquarters Annex 2
Soka Gakkai Headquarters
Fumiyasu Okazaki

Architect at Kume Sekkei: Fumiyasu Okazaki

27.Cannon Design

The company offers a wide spectrum of services related to architecture, consulting, planning and development. With multiple offices in US company has established strong ground in the industry and received multiple recognized awards. The firm employs over 1100 active specialists and generates revenue of 130 million USD. ploys over 1100 active specialists and generates revenue of 130 million USD.

CJ Blossom Park, South Korea
CJ Blossom Park, South Korea
Brad Lukanic

Chief Executive Officer at CannonDesign: Brad Lukanic

26.DLR Group

The company promises to elevate human experiences through its design approach and solutions. 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.

Baoshan Long Beach Winder Tower
Baoshan Long Beach Winder Tower
Griff Davenport

Managing Principal and CEO at DLR Group: Griff Davenport

25. P&T Architects

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.

Life Asoke Hype
Life Asoke Hype
Edgar Eduard Cozzio

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.

NEO Limassol
NEO Limassol
Peter White

CFO at Woods Bagot: Peter White

23. Leo A Daly

The architectural company with 100 years of history and experience in their portfolio. Recognized by international audiences, firm diverse portfolio represents high-level projects in more than 91 countries and all US states. Currently, the company hosts over 700 employees.  

Ding Feng International Plaza
Ding Feng International Plaza
Cheri Pavlik

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 company manages to bring 145 million USD in turnover. 

Barwon Water Head Office
Barwon Water Head Office. Image by: Geelong Advertiser
Michael Ulph

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. Sun city Ginza

Sun city Ginza
Sun city Ginza
Candace Carroll

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Perkins Eastman: Candace Carroll

20. HKS

HKS is a well established international design and architectural company with the belief that great design begins at the local level. The firm with its headquarters in Dallas, Texas manages over 1400 architects, designers, scientists, artists, engineers, and more.

Royal Arena Copenhagn
Royal Arena Copenhagen. Image by: Real Dania
Alex Thomas

Vice President at HKS Architects: Alex Thomas

19. IBI group

Canadian based company that focuses on delivering human-centered 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.

M3 Condos
M3 Condos. Image by: Square one life
Scott Stewart

CEO at IBI Group: Scott Stewart

18. Heerim Architects & Planners

Company has been founded in 1970, currently, the firm is the leading architectural practice of South Korea, at the same time continuously expanding its 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.

Long Thanh International Airport Passenger Terminal 1
Long Thanh International Airport Passenger Terminal 1
Rashid Husseynov

HSE Manager at Heerim Architects & Planners: Rashid Husseynov


The company was founded in 1943, and since then has continuously innovated. With multiple successful projects across architecture, engineering, planning, and design. NBBJ has recently been awarded the most innovative architecture Firm 2018 by Fast company. With over  700 employees company generates 175 million USD in revenue.

Amazon in the Regrade
Amazon in the Regrade. Image by: Intelligent glass solutions.
Laurie Nix

Executive Assistant at NBBJ: Laurie Nix

16.Nihon Sekkei

The company opened its doors back in 1967, since then it has grown and currently engages in international and local projects related to architecture, urban development, design, civil engineering, and structural engineering.  With over 950 employees located in offices across Asia, the firm is able to generate 180 million USD in revenue.

Toranomon Hills
Toranomon Hills. Image by: Japan Magazine
Phuc Nguyen

Director at Nihon Sekkei Vietnam Inc.: Phuc Nguyen

15. Aedas

As an award-winning company, it employs 1400 Creative minds and professionals together to make company Aedas. With the aim to deliver tailored design solutions for each client, the company works with an international clientele. Their 12 offices are located all around the world. The firm is proud of 41 featured projects, as Alacarte Ha Long Bay Condotel, The Beacon, and Unilever Headquarters.

Lè Architecture
Lè Architecture
Maxwell Connop

Board Member of Aedas : Maxwell Connop

14. Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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 and to be twice winning Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Busan Lotte Town Tower
Busan Lotte Town Tower
Rami Abou-Khalil

Associate at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM): Rami Abou-Khalil


Company has expanded its operations on a global scale and it has been recognized by Fortune magazine as the World’s Most Admired Company, Engineering, Construction category. Strongly the following innovation and offering futuristic solutions, the company currently employs over 80000 people and generates revenue of 205 million USD.

Jacobs and NASA can fabricate habitable outposts
Jacobs and NASA can fabricate habitable outposts
Matt Chiller

Vice President, Federal Government Relations at Jacobs: Matt Chiller

12. Foster & Partners

The company that has recently won  AJ100 International Practice of the Year award, continuously keeps innovating and places suitability in center of everything they design. Since Norman Foster first opened the company in 1967, it has grown over 1600 employees in 13 offices across all continents.

Row New York
Row New York Boat House

Associate at Foster + Partners: Alessandra Di Battista

11. RTKL Associates

Company 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. With luxury clients from Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay Company, Target and Nike, firm coordinates its operations from 20 worldwide located offices.  Over 2500 employees bring in 210 million USD large revenue.

Chadstone Shopping Centre
Chadstone Shopping Centre. Image by: Electro Light
Dana (Trott) Brandle

Associate Vice President at CallisonRTKL: Dana (Trott) Brandle

10. Stantec

This Canadian top design and delivery firm, has over 400 offices in local communities, employing more than 22000 specialists, all across the world. With a high focus on architecture, design and sustainability firm have received multiple awards, recognitions and honorable mentions.

Evolv1. Image by: Cora Group
Gord Johnston

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 firm consists of over 2500 employees and has revenue of 220 million USD.

Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark
Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark. Image by: Adam Mørk
Philip Harrison

CEO at Perkins+Will: Philip Harrison

8.Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei

This Japanese architectural company has over 125 years of history in the industry, it is bringing high-quality services that range from urban and project planning to architectural/interior design, and consulting.

Taipei Nanshan Plaza
Taipei Nanshan Plaza


HOK is a global, award-winning design, architecture, and engineering company. With more than 1700 employees collectively collaborating across 24 offices spread out on three continents, the firm generates 250 million USD in revenue.

LG Science Park
LG Science Park
Thomas Robson

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 than 100 award-winning projects designs, the firm employs over 100 registered architects and a total of 650 employees.

Ice hockey Olympic Stadiums of Pyeongchang 2018
Ice hockey Olympic Stadiums of Pyeongchang 2018
Sangjoon Simon Kim

Associate Principal – SAMOO Architects & Engineers: Sangjoon Simon Kim

5. HDR Architecture

Ranked as No.1 – Architectural Firm in Healthcare Design, No.1 – Central & Eastern Europe in Building Design by World Architecture 100 Survey, with multiple other rankings and world-class awards. The firm provides a wide range of solutions in architecture, engineering, planning, environmental sciences, research and more, for the health, defense, civic and transportation industries.

RockRidge Canyon Clubhouse
RockRidge Canyon Clubhouse
David Yentzer

Vice President at HDR: David Yentzer


This California based architectural company represents modern design and sustainability. With over 10000 unique projects in more than 2500 cities all across the world, the firm earns a solid revenue of 400 million USD. Named as No. 6 most admired companies in the world by Fortune  Magazine, it operates from 48 cities all over the world.

Santa Clara, California
NVIDIA in Santa Clara, California
Linda Fones

Executive Assistant to Co-CEO at Gensler: Linda Fones

3.Nikken Sekkei

With impressive 25000 completed projects in companies more than 120 years long history, it can definitely call themselves as industry professionals.  The firm currently employs over 2800 specialists in design, architecture, planning, engineering, and science.

Tokyo Midtown
Tokyo Midtown. Image by: Go Tokyo
Masafumi Tanaka

Chief Civil Engineer of Urban Planning Dep. at Nikken Sekkei: Masafumi Tanaka

2. Aecom

The company strives to develop and implement new solutions to the complex challenges the world is facing. With multiple notable achievements, the company has been ranked as the No. 1 Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and 5 years in a row, announced as one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” Companies total revenue comes to 500 million USD.

The Pacifica Apartments
The Pacifica Apartments
Michael S. Burke

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, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, India, and the Nakheel Mall, United Arab Emirates. Company has recently received recognition on its achievements in sustainability and innovation for their projects in 2018. Total revenue goes over 640million USD.

Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport
Devaganga Mahajan

Associate Director at RSP Architects Planners & Engineers: Devaganga Mahajan

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