The global architecture industry continues to grow driven by economic growth and an infusion of government and corporate-funded building projects. Most of the growth is being led by the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world on this list, however, architecture companies ranking outside the top 10 are all enjoying stellar success in the field. The architecture industry’s revenue is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.2% to USD 317 billion over the five years. The largest architecture company in the world is Gensler, which generated USD 1.35 billion in revenue from fees last year. The top 3 biggest architecture firms are then rounded out by Perkins and Will and HKS. This post will break down the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world in 2020, ranked by their revenue numbers. Additionally, the following insights will also be covered.
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Which companies are leading the way for the world’s biggest architecture firms in the world? This is BizVibe’s complete list of the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world by revenue in 2020.
Revenue (USD millions)
Number of Employees
|1||Gensler||1,355,625,836||San Francisco, USA||6,000|
|2||Perkins and Will||607,958,770||Chicago, USA||2,600|
|4||Perkins Eastman||261,631,130||New York City, USA||658|
|5||IBI Group||246,400,000||Toronto, Canada||2,600|
|6||NELSON Worldwide||222,608,600||Minneapolis, USA||1,000|
|8||ZGF Architects||189,555,601||Portland, USA||588|
|10||Kohn Pedersen Fox||152,139,000||New York City, USA||650|
Ranking number 1 on this list of the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world is Gensler, a global design and architecture firm. Gensler is organized into 16 diverse practice areas covering a broad spectrum of industry sectors, Gensler delivers a range of project types for clients around the world. Gensler is the biggest architecture firm in the world because it generated USD 1.35 billion in revenues last year. Gensler operated offices in 48 cities in 16 countries worldwide, working for clients in over 100 countries. Gensler offers many service areas including architecture, brand design, consulting & real estate, digital experience design, interior design, sustainability, and urban strategies & design.
Ranking 2nd on this list of the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world is Perkins and Will, a global design practice founded in 1935. Perkins and Will is a subsidiary of Lebanon-based Dar Al-Handasah and last year generated USD 607,958,770 million — making it one of the 100 largest architecture firms in the world. Perkins and Will claim to have more Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals than any other design firm in North America.
HKS ranks 3rd on this list of the best architecture companies in the world. HKS is an American international architecture firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas (USA). HKS is a leading architecture company that employs more than 1000 people, making it one of the largest architectural firms in the United States and has completed services on structures valued more than $69 billion, with more than $12 billion of construction currently underway. Last year HKS generated USD 396,060,463 million in fees — making it one of the top architecture firms in the world in terms of revenue.
Ranking 4th on this list of the top 10 largest architecture companies in the world is Perkins Eastman, an international architecture, interior design, urban design, planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, and project management firm. Headquartered in New York City, United States. Perkins Eastman is one of the largest New York-based design firms per Crain’s New York Business, one of the largest architectural firms in the United States. Lats year Perkins Eastman generated USD 261,631,130 million from revenue fees — making it one of the world’s biggest architecture firms.
Ranking 5th on this list of top 10 largest architecture companies in the world by revenue is IBI Group, a Canadian-based international professional services company consulting in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, transportation, and technology. IBI Group has over 2,600 employees and more than 60 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Last year IBI Group generated USD 246,400,000 million in revenue from fees — making it one of the best architecture firms in the world.
Ranking 6th on this list of the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world is NELSON Worldwide, an award-winning firm delivering architecture, interior design, graphic design, and brand strategy services that transform all dimensions of the human experience, providing our clients with strategic and creative solutions that positively impact their lives and the environments where they work, serve, play, and thrive. NELSON Worldwide generated USD 222,608,600 million in revenues last year — making it one of the world’s biggest architecture firms.
Ranking 7th on our list of the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world is Corgan, a leading architecture and design firm founded over 80 years ago, creates places across the globe where people thrive and clients succeed. Last year Corgan generated USD 191,585,851 million in revenues.
ZGF Architects ranks 8th on our architecture firm ranking. ZGF Architects is an American architectural firm with offices in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles, California; Washington D.C.; New York, New York; and Vancouver, Canada. The company was founded in 1942 and currently employs over 588 people worldwide. Since 2013, the firm’s managing partner has been Ted Hyman. Last year ZGF Architects generated USD 189,555,601 million in revenue from fees — making it one of the 100 largest architecture firms in the world.
NBBJ ranks 9th on this list of the biggest architecture firms in 2020 by revenue. NBBJ is an American global architecture, planning and design firm with offices in Beijing, Boston, Columbus, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Pune, San Francisco, Seattle, and Shanghai. NBBJ provides services in architecture, interiors, planning, and urban design, branding, consulting, landscape design, and lighting. Last year NBBJ generated USD 182,000,000 million in revenues.
Rounding out BizVibe’s list of the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world is Kohn Pedersen Fox, an American architecture firm that provides architecture, interior, programming and master planning services for clients in both the public and private sectors. KPF is one of the largest architecture firms in New York City. KPF’s recent works include Roppongi Hills in Tokyo (2003), Unilever House in London (2007), the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas (2009), the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor (2009), the RBC Centre in Toronto (2009), the University of Minnesota Science Teaching and Student Services Center (2010), Centra Metropark in Iselin, New Jersey (2011), the Heron Tower in London (2011) and the Buffalo United States Courthouse (2011). Last year Kohn Pedersen Fox generated USD 152,139,000 million in revenues from fees — making it one of the top architecture firms in the world.
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Here is a complete list of the 100 largest architecture firms in the world in 2020 ranked by revenue.
Revenue (USD millions)
|2||Perkins and Will||$607,958,770|
|10||Kohn Pedersen Fox||$152,139,000|
|13||Elkus Manfredi Architects||$92,000,000|
|14||KTGY Architecture + Planning||$90,964,254|
|20||Solomon Cordwell Buenz||$78,962,762|
|21||Hord Coplan Macht||$78,640,600|
|23||Cuningham Group Architecture||$76,306,401|
|26||Robert A.M. Stern Architects||$68,200,000|
|32||Beyer Blinder Belle||$53,492,000|
|33||Quinn Evans Architects||$50,688,349|
|36||Beck Group, The||$46,500,000|
|41||Ayers Saint Gross||$45,381,884|
|42||Diamond Schmitt Architects||$45,314,700|
|56||Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture||$37,690,577|
|57||Niles Bolton Associates||$37,686,191|
|59||Ted Moudis Associates||$36,000,000|
|62||Davis Brody Bond||$33,980,731|
|69||Grimm + Parker Architects||$30,290,304|
|70||Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio||$30,078,271|
|72||Looney Ricks Kiss||$29,500,000|
|73||Miller Hull Partnership*||$29,068,000|
|76||Quattrocchi Kwok Architects||$28,700,000|
|78||Macgregor Associates Architects||$27,398,715|
|80||Schenkel & Shultz||$25,817,044|
|82||orcutt | winslow||$24,451,769|
|83||Carrier Johnson + Culture||$24,447,000|
|84||Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates||$24,423,646|
|88||Ziegler Cooper Architects||$22,637,283|
|98||Fogarty Finger Architecture||$17,902,000|
The current status of economic prosperity is leading to a stellar growth outlook for the industry. Expect the top 10 largest architecture firms in the world to keep dominating this list but any one of the 100 largest architecture firms mentioned on the list above can join the top 10 anytime soon based on the demand for their excellent services.