Interior Design's 2014 Rising Giants


A steady recovery from the Great Recession has been tracked by Interior Design ’s research department for several years. Now, it’s time to formally say that the profession has exited recovery mode and entered a period of prosperity. Our Rising Giants, the 100 firms right behind the top 100 Giants, are having a very good run. “After the recession, there was a pent-up backlog of entrepreneurs who had money and concepts waiting to be developed,” Aria Group Architects president James R. Lencioni says. “So our staff has almost doubled since 2008.”


See the full listing below and click on on the images for our breakout reports on Fees & Salaries, Growth, Market Segments, and Issues & Trends:



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2014 Rising Giants 1-100

NR=Not reported

2014
Rank

Firm

Headquarters Location
Design
Fees
(Millions)
$ Value
Installed
(Millions)
Sq. Ft.
Installed
(Millions)
Design
Staff
1 Aria Group Architects Oak Park, IL $7.300 $105.000 0.85 57
2 Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates Atlanta, GA $7.261 NR NR 27
3 LPA Irvine, CA $7.200 $193.536 2.88 38
4 Wolcott Architecture | Interiors Culver City, CA $7.200 $105.000 2.60 57
5 Cooper Carry Atlanta, GA $7.200 NR 1.50 18
6 DES Architects + Engineers Redwood City, CA $7.100 NR 2.40 13
7 Hendrick Atlanta, GA $7.000 $175.000 8.75 29
8 JGA Southfield, MI $7.000 $67.500 0.68 38
9 ForrestPerkins Dallas, TX $6.922 NR NR 38
10 AEDIFICA Montreal, Canada $6.552 NR 1.44 118
11 FOX Architects Mclean, VA $6.500 $150.000 NR 50
12 BHDP Architecture Cincinnati, OH $6.500 NR 1.00 13
13 KZF Design Cincinnati, OH $6.455 $292.710 5.10 24
14 Baskervill Richmond, VA $6.445 $485.000 5.39 20
15 HFS Concepts 4 Long Beach, CA $6.400 $75.000 NR 40
16 tvsdesign Atlanta, GA $6.360 NR NR 39
17 Spector Group New York, NY $6.280 $540.000 3.65 39
18 STG Design Austin, TX $6.240 $104.250 1.70 33
19 EDG Interior Architecture + Design San Rafael, CA $6.225 $85.000 0.43 55
20 Hartman Design Group Rockville, MD $6.200 $3.000 0.25 17
21 FXFOWLE Architects New York, NY $6.080 $120.000 0.75 22
22 RNL Denver, CO $6.000 $168.000 2.40 20
23 Dyer Brown Architects Boston,MA $5.922 $182.000 2.70 36
24 INTEC Group Fairfax, VA $5.625 $70.000 NR 22
25 SKB Architecture and Design Washington DC $5.401 $82.000 0.82 26
26 Design Duncan Miller Ullmann Dallas, TX $5.400 $40.000 4.20 63
27 Harley Ellis Devereaux Southfield, MI $5.356 $272.000 1.82 34
28 The H. Chambers Company Baltimore, MD $5.329 $65.000 2.25 17
29 Looney & Associates Dallas, TX $5.300 $785.000 3.70 43
30 SMMA/Symmes Maini & McKee Associates Cambridge, MA $5.250 $63.000 2.25 26
31 lauckgroup Dallas, TX $5.037 $150.000 1.00 37
32 Interprise Addison, TX $5.000 $50.000 3.30 31
33 OPX Washington, DC $4.960 $100.000 0.86 18
34 TAL Studio Las Vegas, NV $4.840 $145.000 NR 25
35 Sykes, O'Connor, Salerno, Hazaveh Atlantic City, NJ $4.800 $40.000 1.20 16
36 BraytonHughes Design Studios San Francisco, CA $4.767 NR NR 21
37 Partners by Design Chicago, IL $4.766 $120.243 1.47 28
38 edg (China) Corporation Shanghai, China $4.762 NR NR 103
39 Carrier Johnson + CULTURE San Diego, CA $4.739 $18.957 2.37 11
40 DIALOG Calgary, Canada $4.721 NR NR 43
41 Loffredo Brooks Architects New York, NY $4.700 $175.000 1.50 18
42 Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Cambridge, MA $4.665 $159.801 1.97 7
43 Arcturis St. Louis, MO $4.500 $80.000 1.00 36
44 nicholsbooth Architects San Francisco, CA $4.371 $6.000 3.50 25
45 ReelGrobman San Jose, CA $4.330 $90.000 1.80 34
46 McCall Design Group San Francisco, CA $4.326 $132.000 0.58 26
47 Joi-Design Hamburg, Germany $4.300 $60.000 NR 34
48 Davis Carter Scott McLean, VA $4.141 NR NR 15
49 H. Hendy Associates Newport Beach, CA $4.100 $45.000 2.10 22
50 Simeone Deary Design Group Chicago, IL $4.100 NR NR 32
51 ROSSETTI Detroit, MI $4.000 $45.000 0.63 29
52 Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design Aspen, CO $3.989 $38.000 0.62 23
53 Shea Minneapolis, MN $3.984 NR 0.38 20
54 Brereton Architects San Francisco, CA $3.828 $168.500 3.25 25
55 sfa design Santa Barbara, CA $3.760 $25.000 NR 20
56 Meyer Design Ardmore, PA $3.711 $15.481 NR 33
57 J/Brice Design International Boston, MA $3.693 $225.000 0.64 15
58 Mojo Stumer Associates Architects Greenvale, NY $3.650 $28.000 0.17 23
59 Slifer Designs Edwards, CO $3.604 $8.174 NR 13
60 JRS Architect Mineola, NY $3.600 $70.000 1.50 14
61 RD Jones & Associates Baltimore, MD $3.600 NR NR 58
62 Ratcliff Emeryville, CA $3.575 NR 0.77 8
63 Parker-Torres Design Sudbury, MA $3.507 NR NR 17
64 Kay Lang + Associates Los Angeles, CA $3.500 $170.000 1.36 16
65 Design Development Company Agoura Hills, CA $3.350 $30.000 NR 14
66 Legat Architects Chicago, IL $3.234 $186.643 4.92 6
67 RDH Interests Frisco, TX $3.230 NR NR 9
68 AAI San Jose, CA $3.200 $90.000 5.00 25
69 Kamus + Keller Interiors | Architects Westlake Village, CA $3.150 NR NR 28
70 Orsini Design Associates New York, NY $3.105 $30.000 NR 6
71 Abel Design Group Houston, TX $3.100 NR NR 22
72 ADM Group Tempe, AZ $3.091 $140.267 1.17 11
73 J. Banks Design Group Hilton Head Island, SC $3.068 $38.000 1.30 19
74 King Retail Solutions Eugene, OR $3.000 $750.000 30.00 41
75 Faulkner Design Group Dallas, TX $3.000 0.21 0.21 23
76 Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio Atlanta, GA $2.956 $250.000 5.00 20
77 RPW Design London, UK $2.870 NR 6.90 18
78 C2 Limited Design Associates Fairfiield, CT $2.786 $54.600 NR 11
79 Hatch Design Group Costa Mesa, CA $2.703 $86.581 0.26 27
80 Forum Architecture and Interior Design Altamonte Springs, FL $2.700 $4.500 0.50 7
81 Dawson Design Associates Seattle, WA $2.600 $130.000 NR 27
82 Montgomery Roth Architecture & Interior Design Houston, TX $2.592 NR NR 11
83 Spacesmith New York, NY $2.477 $18.000 0.24 13
84 DAS Architects Philadelphia, PA $2.450 $55.000 0.45 14
85 Style Interior Design Irvine, CA $2.430 $24.000 3.20 14
86 Klawiter and Associates Los Angeles, CA $2.425 $40.000 0.45 12
87 Design Directions International Marietta, GA $2.410 $17.000 1.43 7
88 Philpotts & Associates Honolulu, HI $2.400 $3.200 NR 17
89 Thomas Hamilton & Associates Richmond, VA $2.311 $56.023 0.26 10
90 CentraRuddy New York, NY $2.310 $90.000 0.67 17
91 Indidesign Los Angeles, CA $2.300 $200.000 NR 16
92 SKIN design studio W. Hollywood, CA $2.245 NR NR 9
93 Puccini Group San Francisco, CA $2.200 $5.000 0.50 16
94 CMMI Atlanta, GA $2.193 $0.154 1.40 16
95 Heitz Parsons Sadek West Palm Beach, FL $2.170 $31.000 0.89 12
96 Gray Design Group St. Louis, MO $2.146 $140.532 1.87 13
97 Gallun Snow Associates Denver, CO $2.126 $83.535 1.56 15
98 McCarthy Nordburg Phoenix, AZ $2.080 $46.151 1.15 12
99 Goettsch Partners Chicago, IL $2.076 $40.000 0.80 12
100 WHR Architects Houston, TX $2.063 $91.364 0.31 11

Methodology

The second installment of the two-part annual business survey of Interior Design Giants comprises the second 100 largest firms ranked by interior design fees for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2013. The first 100 Giants firm ranking was published in January. Interior design fees include those attributed to:


1. All types of interiors work, including office, hospitality, retail, health care, and residential.


2. All aspects of a firm’s interior design practice, from strategic planning and programming to design and project management.


3. 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. Amounts paid to the latter are not included in fees of the collecting firm when determining its ranking. Ties are broken by the dollar value of products installed. The data was compiled and analyzed by the Interior Design market research staff in New York, led by Wing Leung, research director.


Related: 2014 Top 100 Giants

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