January 1, 2012

2012 Top 100 Design Giants



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Gensler for Nokia in Silicon Valley; photo by Nic Lehoux


This was the year the firms in Interior Design­’s top 100 Giants list confounded the pundits, not to mention themselves. The first surprise: These Giants took in 14 percent more in design fees than predicted in the previous survey, grossing $2.4 billion. That’s the most earned since before 2008 and a 10 percent jump from the last reporting period.

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2012 Top 100 Giants: Who Ranks Highest in Each Market?


Rank 2012

Firm (Headquarters, Website)

City

State

Design Fees

$ Value Installed

Sq. Ft. Installed

Design staff

Rank 2011


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1
Gensler
San Francisco CA $398.000 NR 59.00 1,435 1
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2
HOK
St. Louis MO $105.000 $3,400.00 40.00 296 2
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3
Perkins+Will
Chicago IL $96.203 $1,000.00 30.80 260 3
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4
HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates
Santa Monica CA $80.478 $4,748.20 28.35 705 6
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5
Leo A Daly
Omaha NE $79.400 NR NR 199 4
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6
Stantec Architecture
Edmonton AB $69.821 $2,753.18 7.87 194 8
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7
Jacobs
Pasadena CA $69.507 $1,242.00 13.80 300 5
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8
Cannon Design
Chicago IL $67.500 NR 14.50 212 7
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9
Callison
Seattle WA $56.250 NR NR 107 14
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10
IA Interior Architects
San Francisco CA $53.191 $912.00 22.40 267 10
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11
NELSON
Philadelphia PA $52.500 NR 27.20 184 9
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12
AECOM
Los Angeles CA $46.000 $2,000.00 15.00 134 12
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13
Wilson Associates
Dallas TX $43.000 $3,000.00 NR 287 11
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14
NBBJ



Seattle WA $42.399 NR NR 196 13
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15
KlingStubbins
Philadelphia PA $41.800 $1,500.00 15.00 135 15
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16
SmithGroupJJR
Detroit MI $41.144 NR NR 160 12
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17
Perkins Eastman
New York NY $36.300 $806.67 4.30 172 16
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18
PageSoutherlandPage
Houston TX $36.000 NR NR 108 17
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19
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
New York NY $35.106 NR NR 125 19
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20
HDR
Omaha NE $35.000 $10,000.00 32.48 263 18
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21
Space Matrix
Singapore $28.000 $290.00 7.50 375 32
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22
EwingCole
Philadelphia PA $25.600 $450.00 2.20 130 24
23
DLR Group
Omaha NE $25.300 $444.67 7.70 34 23
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24
M Moser Associates
Quarry Bay Hong Kong $24.426 $183.54 5.39 477 22
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25
HLW International
New York NY $24.420 $715.00 NR 74 29
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26
Flad Architects
Madison WI $24.075 $1,067.28 8.89 86 25
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27
Bilkey Llinas Design Associates
Palm Beach Gardens FL $23.580 NR NR 122 27
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28
Rockwell Group
New York NY $23.065 NR NR 106 34
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29
Ted Moudis Associates
New York NY $22.500 $450.00 8.70 75 31
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30
Vocon
Cleveland OH $22.431 $394.00 4.20 85 36
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31
Fentress Architects
Denver CO $22.230 NR 8.30 14
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32
Corgan Associates
Dallas TX $21.291 $700.00 7.66 56 60
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33
STUDIOS Architecture
Washington DC $20.700 $171.00 7.13 157 30
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34
FRCH Design Worldwide
Cincinnati OH $20.400 NR NR 144 40
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35
ZGF Architects
Portland OR $20.000 $800.00 2.00 75 33
36
Peter Marino Architect
New York NY $19.800 $350.00 3.50 111 35
37
TPG Architecture
New York NY $19.694 NR NR 122 28
38
Ba


llinger
Philadelphia PA $19.426 $523.80 1.05 17
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39
RTKL Associates
Baltimore MD $16.400 $225.00 8.00 60 26
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40
Little
Charlotte NC $15.524 $258.00 6.23 111 38
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41
VOA Associates
Chicago IL $15.500 $220.00 2.50 96 41
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42
Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
Boston MA $14.627 $177.30 0.87 10 37
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43
Daroff Design + DDI Architects
Philadelphia PA $14.170 $190.00 4.80 47 39
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44
Roger Ferris + Partners
Westport CT $14.000 $395.00 1.20 33 42
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45
Marc-Michaels Interior Design
Winter Park FL $13.500 $16.50 NR 29 44
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46
ASD
Atlanta GA $12.259 NR NR 72 46
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47
HKS
Dallas TX $11.800 NR NR 83 53
48
DBI Architects
Washington DC $11.640 $200.00 3.00 25 43
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49
CBT Architects
Boston MA $11.250 $405.00 4.00 35 50
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50
DiLeonardo International
Warwick RI $10.900 NR NR 80 49
51
Rapt Studio
San Francisco CA $10.813 NR NR 42 65
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52
RMW architecture & interiors
San Francisco CA $10.698 $320.93 2.38 50 47
53
Environetics
Los Angeles CA $10.500 $180.00 2.00 63
54
Mancini-Duffy
New York NY $9.900 $300.00 2.50 75 51
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55
Creative Design Consultants
Costa Mesa CA $9.500 NR NR 21
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56
Francis Cauffman
New York NY $9.400 $275.00 7.00 48 55
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57
Design Duncan Miller Ullmann
Dallas TX $9.207 $310.00 2.65 59 89
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58
Lawrence Group
St. Louis MO $9.189 $230.00 2.75 43 58
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59
BBG-BBGM
New York NY $9.188 NR NR 52 85
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60
Huntsman Architectural Group
San Francisco CA $8.972 $425.00 1.00 62 73
61
Ware Malcomb
Irvine CA $8.800 $17.60 3.52 33 64
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62
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
New York NY $8.800 $9.28 1.90 15 56
63
Steelman Partners
Las Vegas NV $8.750 $400.00 2.00 57 52
64
LS3P Associates
Charleston SC $8.700 $420.00 9.10 36 74
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65
VeenendaalCave
Atlanta GA $8.511 $19.24 5.47 76 82
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66
Staffelbach
Dallas TX $8.415 $190.00 1.02 53 62
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67
KNA Design
Los Angeles CA $8.300 $465.00 2.50 28 84
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68
Spector Group
New York NY $8.200 $405.00 3.50 37 72
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69
SAA
Culver City CA $8.190 $365.00 2.00 70 54
70
OTJ Architects
Washington DC $8.179 $185.00 8.18 45 61
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71
Cooper Carry
Atlanta GA $8.000 $95.00 1.50 17
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72
Kasian
Vancouver Canada $8.000 NR 2.00 50 71
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73
Planning Design Research
Houston TX $7.910 $46.20 3.90 24 68
74
The H. Chambers Company
Baltimore MD $7.800 $72.00 0.60 14 59
75
Stonehill & Taylor Architects
New York NY $7.526 $250.00 1.75 41
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76
Baskervill
Richmond VA $7.487 $625.00 6.00 19 79
77
Gettys
Chicago IL $7.400 $115.00 NR 71 76
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78
tvsdesign
Atlanta GA $7.290 $86.50 2.87 43 63
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79
Milo Kleinberg Design Associates
New York NY $7.250 $85.00 0.90 31 70
80
Aedifica
Montreal Canada $7.100 NR NR 95 87
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81
JPC Architects
Bellevue WA $7.000 NR NR 38 75
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82
KZF Design
Cincinnati OH $6.839 $350.87 6.25 26 81
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83
Tricarico Architecture and Design
Wayne NJ $6.800 $75.00 1.30 46
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84
JGA
Southfield MI $6.700 $60.00 0.50 30 80
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85
ForrestPerkins
Washington DC $6.627 NR NR 46
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86
Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions
King of Prussia PA $6.600 $165.00 2.05 13
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87
OPX
Washington DC $6.500 NR NR 40 91
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88
Gary Lee Partners
Chicago IL $6.478 $323.90 1.60 28 97
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89
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates
Atlanta GA $6.396 NR NR 28 92
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90
BraytonHughes Design Studios
San Francisco CA $6.350 NR NR 38 69
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91
Ronald Schmidt & Associates
Englewood NJ $6.300 $20.00 3.15 32 88
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92
Gresham, Smith and Partners
Nashville TN $6.210 $1,100.00 6.19 36 78
93
Ziegler Cooper Architects
Houston TX $6.171 NR 3.50 36 100
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94
Rottet Studio
Houston TX $6.120 $175.00 NR 23
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95
The Switzer Group
New York NY $6.028 $168.00 1.65 26 83
96
Partners by DESIGN
Chicago IL $5.921 $70.41 3.50 29 99
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97
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
New York NY $5.800 NR 2.00 61 66
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98
SKB Architecture and Design
Washington DC $5.763 $73.00 0.81 23
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99
DES Architects + Engineers
Redwood City CA $5.735 NR 2.08 11
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100
RNL
Denver CO $5.600 $173.00 2.90 23 95
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*ID Fee, Dollar Value and Square Footage numbers are in millions.

NR – not reported


Firms New to 2012 Top 100 Giants

Firm

Rank

Fentress Architects
31

Ba


llinger
38

Environetics
53

Creative Design
55

Cooper Carry
71

Stonehill & Taylor Architects
75

Tricarico Architecture and Design
83

ForrestPerkins
85

Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions
86

Rottet Studio
94

SKB Architecture and Design
98

DES Architects + Engineers
99

Firms with the Most Foreign Projects



% of Overseas Projects

Space Matrix
100%

Bilkey Llinas Design Associates
100%

DiLeonardo International
99%

M Moser Associates
96%

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates
95%

Wilson Associates
90%

KNA Design
85%

Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates
76%

Steelman Partners
75%

Peter Marino Architect
73%

Design Duncan Miller Ullmann
70%

Aedifica
70%

Marc-Michaels Interior Design
60%

Gettys
60%

BraytonHughes Design Studios
50%


Most admired firms voted by 2012 Top 100 Giants:
1
Gensler
2
HOK
3
Yabu Pushelberg


Median Annual Salary
Principals/Partners $145,000
Project Managers $91,000
Designers $65,000
Other Design Staff $47,875
Principals/Partners $220
Project Managers $159
Designers $120
Other Design Staff $90


Fee by Project Type

Forecast Fees

%


Office
$859,572,924 35.3%

Hospitality
$461,316,248 18.9%

Healthcare/Assisted Living
$381,072,989 15.6%

Government
$197,696,389 8.1%

Educational
$186,471,449 7.7%

Retail
$145,143,813 6.0%

Residential
$83,071,376 3.4%

Transportation
$29,621,153 1.2%

Cultural
$22,461,531 0.9%
Other $69,372,557 2.8%
Total: $2,435,800,430 100.0%


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