When it arrives to technology of income from architectural companies, Gensler, it would appear, cannot be topped.
In accordance to the just lately unveiled 2020 edition of Architectural Document’s Best 300 Architecture Corporations record, the San Francisco-headquartered worldwide design and architecture practice took in the greatest architectural revenue—$1.52 billion, a 12 % bump from the 12 months before—of any exercise for the ninth consecutive calendar year.
As with former iterations, the checklist is based mostly on earnings from architectural expert services furnished through the preceding year—something particularly significant to note thinking of the fiscal turbulence inside of the occupation at large unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (The 2021 record will no doubt be revealing.)
Filling in the prime-five spots are Chicago-headquartered Perkins and Will ($670 million) 103-calendar year-outdated, staff-owned Omaha engineering and architecture firm HDR ($517 million) Jacobs Engineering Group, formerly dependent in Pasadena, California, and now headquartered in Dallas ($509 million) and the Los Angeles-headquartered AECOM ($439 million).
It really should be pointed out that a lot of firms on the list—including 3 of the top five revenue-earners—are principally dedicated to delivering engineering providers despite the fact that they also provide in earnings from architecture. Architectural Document’s sister publication, Engineering Information-Document, complementary listing, the Top 500 Layout Corporations, also incorporates engineering-only firms and those people furnishing engineering and contracting solutions. On that checklist, Gensler falls into the tenth place even though Jacobs and AECOM rank to start with and next, respectively.
In addition to Gensler and Perkins and Will, corporations cracking the major 25 that are classified as architecture-unique corporations contain Dallas-centered HKS (6), Kansas Metropolis-based mostly Populous (13), Seattle-based mostly NBBJ (15), New York Metropolis-centered Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) (16), Dallas-centered Corgan (17), Minneapolis-based DLR Team (18), Portland, Oregon-centered ZGF Architects (20), and Minneapolis-dependent NELSON All over the world (21).
Some firms, which include the St. Louis-centered HOK (7), New York City-centered Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (9), and Buffalo, New York’s CannonDesign (12) are categorized generally as architecture companies that also offer engineering products and services.
Searching at the 25 leading practices on the present Leading 300 Architecture firms checklist, there isn’t a great deal extraordinary fluctuation involving 2020 and 2019. Gensler, as talked about, has preserved its lengthy-held place at the best and a lot of other firms have also stored the very same rank or dropped or risen just one or two spots. Outliers to this pattern include NBBJ, which knowledgeable a significant revenue enhance very last year, bumping the company up from the 21st to the 15th spot. KPF also expert a sizable bump, jumping four spots up the listing. The biggest architectural profits slides within just the leading 25 earners were NELSON Around the world and Omaha-headquartered LEO A DALY, falling 4 and six spots, respectively.
The most remarkable motion in any way, on the other hand, belonged to Houston-headquartered PGAL. On the 2019 listing, it rated 41. This yr, the airport-specializing business office eased into the 19th location with a earnings of $201 million from architectural solutions.
Head over to Architectural File to look at all 25 of the architectural revenue-earning companies.