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    2012 Top 100 Design Giants

     Nokia Gensler

    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.

     

    Projects for Giants 1-10 slideshow here.

    Projects for Giants 11-20 slideshow here.

    Projects for Giants 21-30 slideshow here.

    Projects for Giants 31-40 slideshow here.

    Projects for Giants 41-50 slideshow here.

    Projects for Giants 51-60 slideshow here

    Projects for Giants 61-70 slideshow here.

    Projects for Giants 71-80 slideshow here.

     

    Continue on to read: 2012 Top 100 Giants: Who Ranks Highest in Each Market?

     

    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 Ballinger 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
    Ballinger 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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