2013 Top 100 Giants: Rankings

While fees-per-employee remained even at $225,000, the value of projects per square foot exploded. In 2011, the rate jumped from $80 to $91; 2012 saw another gain to $97 per square foot. Total square footage rose, too, the reported 716 million being 12 percent higher than the 2012 forecast. Giants expect 726 million more square feet in 2013. (For fun, compare those stats to the 2009 number: 553 million square feet.)


Interior-designer staff numbers expanded 11 percent in 2012 to a total head count of nearly 12,000. That figure tops the 11,000 designers on staff in prerecession 2008. Another sign of good times: 29 percent of Giants report their biggest challenge is retaining qualified staff (only 15 percent said so last year). As a result, the average designer salary has risen from $65,000 to $70,000. Some 70 percent of Giants worry about recruiting new talent, with each firm planning to hire an additional 33 designers, on average, in 2013. With hourly billing rates rising for individual designers, too—$125 an hour, up $10 since 2010—all bodes well for expanded revenue.


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Rank 2013

Firm

State

Design fees in Millions

Dollar value Installed in Millions

Square Feet Installed in Millions

ID staff

Rank 2012

1

Gensler


CA

$402.000

$1,400.00

57.00

1,200

1

2

Jacobs: including Jacobs Kling Stubbins


CA

$111.367

$2,004.60

22.27

435

7

3

HOK


MO

$102,000 $3,206.00 36.17 271

2

4

Perkins+Will


IL

$101.000

$1,050.00

31.50

300

3

5

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates


CA

$95.824

$5,653.62

33.76

893

4

6

Cannon Design


IL

$68.000

NR

21.00

200

8

7

Leo A Daly


NE

$63.696

NR

NR

199

5

8

Callison


WA

$61.640

NR

NR

128

9

9

IA Interior Architects


CA

$57.122

$1,095.00

24.04

290

10

10

NBBJ


WA

$56.067

NR

NR

183

14

11

NELSON


PA

$52.000

NR

25.84

258

11

12

HKS


TX

$47.150

NR

NR

247

47

13

AECOM


CA

$47.000

$2,000.00

15.00

140

12

14

Wilson Associates


TX

$46.000

$3,000.00

NR

313

13

15

Cheng Chung Design


Hong Kong

$43.023

$163.33

2.90

284

--

16

Perkins Eastman


NY

$42.900

$858.00

4.64

193

17

17

SmithGroupJJR


MI

$40.900

NR

NR

161

16

18

PageSoutherlandPage


TX

$39.000

NR

NR

104

18

19

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


NY

$35.914

NR

NR

126

19

20

HDR Architecture


NE

$32.500

NR

NR

197

20

21

Peter Marino Architect


NY

$29.250

$300.00

3.50

118

36

22

Fentress Architects


CO

$28.990

NR

7.80

18

31

23

HLW International


NY

$27.084

$725.00

NR

83

25

24

TPG Architecture


NY

$26.730

NR

10.00

150

37

25

DLR Group


NE

$26.680

NR

8.12

124

23

26

EwingCole


PA

$26.400

$500.00

2.75

133

22

27

Rockwell Group


NY

$25.457

NR

NR

121

28

28

Space Matrix Design Consultants


Singapore

$24.320

$250.00

7.00

375

21

29

Bilkey Llinas Design Associates


FL

$23.675

NR

NR

118

27

30

M Moser Associates


Hong Kong

$23.328

$192.90

5.94

511

24

31

ZGF Architects


OR

$23.000

$1,353.40

5.11

60

35

32

Flad Architects


WI

$22.950

$918.60

7.66

96

26

33

Corgan Associates


TX

$22.930

$843.00

10.00

57

32

34

Ted Moudis Associates


NY

$22.500

$250.00

6.00

82

29

35

STUDIOS Architecture

Washington, DC

$20.850

$178.00

8.45

180

33

36

FRCH Design Worldwide


OH

$19.550

NR

NR

151

34

37

dwp I design worldwide partnership


Thailand

$18.200

NR

NR

245

--

38

Yabu Pushelberg


Canada

$18.000

NR

NR

81

--

39

Shepley Bulfinch


MA

$17.221

$207.48

1.01

11

42

40

Vocon


OH

$17.205

$286.75

2.87

85

30

41

VOA Associates

 

IL

$16.907

$240.00

10.00

90

41

42

Little

 

NC

$16.805

$283.00

7.10

130

40

43

Checkland Kindleysides

 

England

$15.135

NR

NR

66

--

44

RTKL Associates

 

MD

$15.100

$225.00

8.00

84

39

45

ASD

 

GA

$15.000

NR

NR

88

46

46

Daroff Design + DDI Architects

 

PA

$14.300

$190.00

4.75

47

43

47

Marc-Michaels Interior Design

 

FL

$14.300

$17.00

NR

35

45

48

CBT Architects

 

MA

$14.200

NR

4.80

40

49

49

Gresham, Smith and Partners

 

TN

$13.400

$325.25

3.65

50

92

50

Mancini-Duffy/TSC

 

NY

$13.200

$740.00

5.80

91

54

51

Elkus Manfredi Architects

 

MA

$13.000

$51.11

1.70

49

--

52

DBI Architects

Washington, DC

$12.600

$200.00

3.25

54

48

53

DiLeonardo International

 

RI

$12.100

NR

NR

87

50

54

Roger Ferris + Partners

 

CT

$12.000

$395.00

1.20

32

44

55

Lawrence Group

 

MO

$11.753

$255.30

3.12

48

58

56

Ware Malcomb

 

CA

$11.600

$371.00

4.60

45

61

57

Rapt Studio

 

CA

$11.556

NR

NR

50

51

58

FKP Architects

 

TX

$11.500

$375.00

1.50

17

--

59

CDC Designs

 

CA

$11.056

$6.23

NR

26

55

60

Environetics

 

CA

$10.800

$198.00

2.00

71

53

61

Ballinger

 

PA

$10.629

$384.20

0.99

13

38

62

RMW architecture & interiors

 

CA

$10.598

$268.58

1.68

52

52

63

HMC Architects

 

CA

$10.460

NR

NR

45

--

64

Populous

 

MO

$10.320

NR

3.49

34

--

65

Stonehill & Taylor Architects

 

NY

$9.993

$330.00

1.90

56

75

66

RSP Architects

 

MN

$9.400

NR

NR

58

--

67

OTJ Architects

Washington, DC

$9.300

$195.00

2.00

60

70

68

Planning Design Research

 

TX

$9.282

$505.00

4.18

35

73

69

VeenendaalCave

 

GA

$9.200

$71.33

5.52

67

65

70

Kasian

 

Canada

$9.033

NR

NR

50

72

71

Spector Group

 

NY

$9.000

$420.00

3.60

37

68

72

Gettys

 

IL

$9.000

NR

NR

75

77

73

Harley Ellis Devereaux

 

MI

$8.960

$175.00

2.90

45

--

74

Staffelbach

 

TX

$8.950

$195.00

1.23

56

66

75

Huntsman Architectural Group

 

CA

$8.750

$140.00

1.00

71

60

76

Cooper Carry

 

GA

$8.750

$100.00

1.50

18

71

77

LS3P Associates

 

SC

$8.400

$421.00

9.00

37

64

78

Robert A.M. Stern Architects

 

NY

$8.400

$58.00

2.32

17

62

79

ÆDIFICA

 

Canada

$8.300

$220.00

1.60

92

80

80

Baskervill

 

VA

$8.299

$625.00

6.50

19

76

81

KNA Design

 

CA

$8.200

$485.00

2.50

28

67

82

Francis Cauffman

 

NY

$8.200

$290.00

7.50

48

56

83

Rottet Studio

 

TX

$8.000

$202.00

NR

34

94

84

Bergmeyer Associates

 

MA

$8.000

$112.00

1.12

39

--

85

Tricarico Architecture and Design

 

NJ

$8.000

$75.00

1.30

57

83

86

Swanke Hayden Connell Architects

 

NY

$8.000

NR

2.50

59

97

87

Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates

 

GA

$8.000

NR

NR

30

89

88

The H. Chambers Company

 

MD

$7.875

$75.50

0.68

20

74

89

The Switzer Group

 

NY

$7.800

$260.00

2.60

35

95

90

Ziegler Cooper Architects

 

TX

$7.696

NR

4.38

41

93

91

Milo Kleinberg Design Associates

 

NY

$7.500

$100.00

1.35

32

79

92

JPC Architects

 

WA

$7.500

NR

NR

41

81

93

Wimberly Interiors (a design studio of WATG)

 

NY

$7.280

$750.00

4.00

63

--

94

BHDP Architecture

 

OH

$7.200

NR

NR

12

--

95

Design Duncan Miller Ullmann

 

TX

$7.100

$240.00

2.45

58

57

96

Partners by DESIGN

 

IL

$7.056

$178.00

2.17

31

96

97

Shlemmer Algaze

Associates

 

CA

$7.020

$365.00

2.00

70

69

98

Steelman Partners

 

NV

$7.000

$300.00

2.14

47

63

99

FXFOWLE Architects

 

NY

$7.000

$120.00

0.40

18

--

100

EDG Interior Architecture and Design

 

CA

$6.936

$99.20

0.40

47

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