Interior Design Spotlights 2023 Healthcare Giants
What’s most interesting about the Healthcare Giants isn’t the numbers so much as how the business has evolved during the pandemic—and in general. Consider colonoscopies, tonsillectomies, and other minor procedures that were always a little too major to happen outside a hospital setting. The rise of skilled-care facilities and those dedicated to a single function, such as outpatient procedures or diagnostic imaging, have resulted in lots of smaller design projects. In 2019 the Healthcare Giants worked on 3,200; in 2022 that number rose to 5,500—a 73 percent increase partially attributed to smaller COVID-related projects that may not have otherwise happened. But there’s no question that the design of the physical environment is changing.
And yet, hospital design work remains a stalwart: Acute-care hospitals accounted for half of 2022’s $698 million fees—a bit below the COVID-boosted $790 million in 2020, but handily beating the $607 million pre-pandemic dollars. (The most growth, however, is projected for behavioral health and walk-in/urgent-care clinics.) Furniture, fixtures, and construction products also now outstrip 2019 numbers—$17.8 billion versus $14.6 billion.
But there’s a catch: forecasts. The Healthcare Giants predict $562 million fee income and $14.9 billion FF&C income in 2023, both healthy drops. Whether this is something to fear or just the nature of a market over-boiled by a public health emergency and point-of-service changes remains to be seen. This odd combination of instability and prosperity might just stay with us a while longer.
Healthcare Giants Rankings 2023
|wdt_ID||2023 Rank||Firm||Headquarters||Design Fees (in millions)||FFC Value (in millions)||Sq. Ft. (in millions)||2022 Rank|
|7||7||Perkins Eastman||New York||42||867||5|
|8||8||Page Southerland Page||Washington||41||1,891||7||18|
Growth Potential Over Next Two Years
Fees by Project Type
|wdt_ID||Project Type||2022 Actual||2023 Forecast|
|2||Outpatient Procedure/Surgery Center||16||13|
|9||Health & Wellness/Fitness Center||3||3|
Editor’s Note: Take a look at recent coverage of our Healthcare Giants most admired firms of 2023 below. CannonDesign tops the list followed by Perkins&Will, and ZGF.
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Firms with the Most Fee Growth
|1||Page Southerland Page||11,746,560||40,961,000|
Forecasted Change by Segment Over Next Two Years
|wdt_ID||Segment||More Projects||No Change||Fewer Projects|
|4||Outpatient Procedure/Surgery Center||54||24||2|
|8||Health & Wellness/Fitness Center||43||30||4|
The Interior Design Giants annual business survey comprises the largest firms ranked by interior design fees for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2022. The listings are generated from only those surveyed. To be recognized as a top 100, Rising, Healthcare, or Hospitality Giant, you must meet the following criteria: Have at least one office location in North America, and generate at least 25% of your interior design fee income in North America. Firms that do not meet the criteria are ranked on our International Giants list. Interior design fees include those attributed to:
1. All aspects of a firm’s interior design practice, from strategic planning and programming to design and project management.
2. Fees paid to a firm for work performed by employees and independent contractors who are “full-time staff equivalent.”
Interior design fees do not include revenues paid to a firm and remitted to subcontractors who are not considered full-time staff equivalent. For example, certain firms attract work that is subcontracted to a local firm. The originating firm may collect all the fees and retain a management or generation fee, paying the remainder to the performing firm. The amounts paid to the latter are not included in fees of the collecting firm when determining its ranking. Ties are broken by rank from last year. Where applicable, all percentages are based on responding Giants, not their total number.
All research conducted by ThinkLab, the research division of SANDOW Design Group.
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