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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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 View Projects
2 HOK St. Louis MO $105.000 $3,400.00 40.00 296 2 View Projects
3 Perkins+Will Chicago IL $96.203 $1,000.00 30.80 260 3 View Projects
4 HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates Santa Monica CA $80.478 $4,748.20 28.35 705 6 View Projects
5 Leo A Daly Omaha NE $79.400 NR NR 199 4 View Projects
6 Stantec Architecture Edmonton AB $69.821 $2,753.18 7.87 194 8 View Projects
7 Jacobs Pasadena CA $69.507 $1,242.00 13.80 300 5 View Projects
8 Cannon Design Chicago IL $67.500 NR 14.50 212 7 View Projects
9 Callison Seattle WA $56.250 NR NR 107 14 View Projects
10 IA Interior Architects San Francisco CA $53.191 $912.00 22.40 267 10 View Projects
11 NELSON Philadelphia PA $52.500 NR 27.20 184 9 View Projects
12 AECOM Los Angeles CA $46.000 $2,000.00 15.00 134 12 View Projects
13 Wilson Associates Dallas TX $43.000 $3,000.00 NR 287 11 View Projects
14 NBBJ
Seattle WA $42.399 NR NR 196 13 View Projects
15 KlingStubbins Philadelphia PA $41.800 $1,500.00 15.00 135 15 View Projects
16 SmithGroupJJR Detroit MI $41.144 NR NR 160 12 View Projects
17 Perkins Eastman New York NY $36.300 $806.67 4.30 172 16 View Projects
18 PageSoutherlandPage Houston TX $36.000 NR NR 108 17 View Projects
19 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill New York NY $35.106 NR NR 125 19 View Projects
20 HDR Omaha NE $35.000 $10,000.00 32.48 263 18 View Projects
21 Space Matrix Singapore $28.000 $290.00 7.50 375 32 View Projects
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 View Projects
24 M Moser Associates Quarry Bay Hong Kong $24.426 $183.54 5.39 477 22 View Projects
25 HLW International New York NY $24.420 $715.00 NR 74 29 View Projects
26 Flad Architects Madison WI $24.075 $1,067.28 8.89 86 25 View Projects
27 Bilkey Llinas Design Associates Palm Beach Gardens FL $23.580 NR NR 122 27 View Projects
28 Rockwell Group New York NY $23.065 NR NR 106 34 View Projects
29 Ted Moudis Associates New York NY $22.500 $450.00 8.70 75 31 View Projects
30 Vocon Cleveland OH $22.431 $394.00 4.20 85 36 View Projects
31 Fentress Architects Denver CO $22.230 NR 8.30 14 -- View Projects
32 Corgan Associates Dallas TX $21.291 $700.00 7.66 56 60 View Projects
33 STUDIOS Architecture Washington DC $20.700 $171.00 7.13 157 30 View Projects
34 FRCH Design Worldwide Cincinnati OH $20.400 NR NR 144 40 View Projects
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 -- View Projects
39 RTKL Associates Baltimore MD $16.400 $225.00 8.00 60 26 View Projects
40 Little Charlotte NC $15.524 $258.00 6.23 111 38 View Projects
41 VOA Associates Chicago IL $15.500 $220.00 2.50 96 41 View Projects
42 Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott Boston MA $14.627 $177.30 0.87 10 37 View Projects
43 Daroff Design + DDI Architects Philadelphia PA $14.170 $190.00 4.80 47 39 View Projects
44 Roger Ferris + Partners Westport CT $14.000 $395.00 1.20 33 42 View Projects
45 Marc-Michaels Interior Design Winter Park FL $13.500 $16.50 NR 29 44 View Projects
46 ASD Atlanta GA $12.259 NR NR 72 46 View Projects
47 HKS Dallas TX $11.800 NR NR 83 53
48 DBI Architects Washington DC $11.640 $200.00 3.00 25 43 View Projects
49 CBT Architects Boston MA $11.250 $405.00 4.00 35 50 View Projects
50 DiLeonardo International Warwick RI $10.900 NR NR 80 49
51 Rapt Studio San Francisco CA $10.813 NR NR 42 65 View Projects
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 View Projects
55 Creative Design Consultants Costa Mesa CA $9.500 NR NR 21 -- View Projects
56 Francis Cauffman New York NY $9.400 $275.00 7.00 48 55 View Projects
57 Design Duncan Miller Ullmann Dallas TX $9.207 $310.00 2.65 59 89 View Projects
58 Lawrence Group St. Louis MO $9.189 $230.00 2.75 43 58 View Projects
59 BBG-BBGM New York NY $9.188 NR NR 52 85 View Projects
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 View Projects
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 View Projects
65 VeenendaalCave Atlanta GA $8.511 $19.24 5.47 76 82 View Projects
66 Staffelbach Dallas TX $8.415 $190.00 1.02 53 62 View Projects
67 KNA Design Los Angeles CA $8.300 $465.00 2.50 28 84 View Projects
68 Spector Group New York NY $8.200 $405.00 3.50 37 72 View Projects
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 View Projects
71 Cooper Carry Atlanta GA $8.000 $95.00 1.50 17 -- View Projects
72 Kasian Vancouver Canada $8.000 NR 2.00 50 71 View Projects
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 -- View Projects
76 Baskervill Richmond VA $7.487 $625.00 6.00 19 79
77 Gettys Chicago IL $7.400 $115.00 NR 71 76 View Projects
78 tvsdesign Atlanta GA $7.290 $86.50 2.87 43 63 View Projects
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 View Projects
81 JPC Architects Bellevue WA $7.000 NR NR 38 75 View Projects
82 KZF Design Cincinnati OH $6.839 $350.87 6.25 26 81 View Projects
83 Tricarico Architecture and Design Wayne NJ $6.800 $75.00 1.30 46 -- View Projects
84 JGA Southfield MI $6.700 $60.00 0.50 30 80 View Projects
85 ForrestPerkins Washington DC $6.627 NR NR 46 -- View Projects
86 Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions King of Prussia PA $6.600 $165.00 2.05 13 -- View Projects
87 OPX Washington DC $6.500 NR NR 40 91 View Projects
88 Gary Lee Partners Chicago IL $6.478 $323.90 1.60 28 97 View Projects
89 Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates Atlanta GA $6.396 NR NR 28 92 View Projects
90 BraytonHughes Design Studios San Francisco CA $6.350 NR NR 38 69 View Projects
91 Ronald Schmidt & Associates Englewood NJ $6.300 $20.00 3.15 32 88 View Projects
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 View Projects
94 Rottet Studio Houston TX $6.120 $175.00 NR 23 -- View Projects
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 View Projects
97 Swanke Hayden Connell Architects New York NY $5.800 NR 2.00 61 66 View Projects
98 SKB Architecture and Design Washington DC $5.763 $73.00 0.81 23 -- View Projects
99 DES Architects + Engineers Redwood City CA $5.735 NR 2.08 11 -- View Projects
100 RNL Denver CO $5.600 $173.00 2.90 23 95 View Projects
*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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