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Top 170 University Building Architecture Firms for 2023

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Top 170 University Building Architecture Firms for 2023

Gensler, CannonDesign, Page Southerland Page, SmithGroup, and Ayers Saint Gross top the ranking of the nation's largest university sector architecture and architecture/engineering (AE) firms, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.


By BD+C Staff | September 27, 2023
Clifton Court Hall, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, designed by LMN Architects - Top 170 University Building Architecture Firms for 2023
The LMN Architects-designed Clifton Court Hall, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, brings together seven academic departments aid in learning and social engagement. The building will feature a mix of flexible classroom spaces, more than 1,000 classroom seats, and a large community atrium that ties together conference rooms and collaboration spaces. Rendering courtesy LMN Architects

Gensler, CannonDesign, Page Southerland Page, SmithGroup, and Ayers Saint Gross top the ranking of the nation's largest university sector architecture and architecture/engineering (AE) firms, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.

 

Top 170 University Building Architecture Firms for 2023
 FIRM2022 REVENUE
1Gensler$66,941,324
2CannonDesign$55,000,000
3Page Southerland Page$49,054,200
4SmithGroup$47,169,624
5Ayers Saint Gross$37,444,768
6DLR Group$35,150,000
7Stantec$28,674,106
8LMN Architects$27,890,000
9Perkins&Will$26,186,658
10ZGF$21,690,959
11HDR$20,276,673
12Shepley Bulfinch$19,511,861
13S/L/A/M Collaborative, The$18,223,061
14Goodwyn Mills Cawood$17,253,837
15PBK Architects$16,865,776
16Moseley Architects$16,842,940
17Hanbury$16,101,974
18Skidmore, Owings & Merrill$15,165,000
19BSA LifeStructures$15,019,010
20Flad Architects$14,950,000
21Hord Coplan Macht$12,944,330
22LPA$11,521,853
23Kohn Pedersen Fox$11,110,774
24LaBella Associates$11,008,303
25Sasaki$10,936,542
26HED$10,889,300
27Diamond Schmitt Architects$10,656,168
28RDG Planning & Design$10,138,517
29Kirksey Architecture$10,130,132
30HKS$10,000,000
31BHDP Architecture$9,747,640
32Kahler Slater$9,200,000
33HMC Architects$9,082,483
34Lord Aeck Sargent Planning & Design$8,655,508
35Hastings+Chivetta Architects$8,470,539
36McMillan Pazdan Smith$7,855,714
37LS3P Associates$7,805,813
38HGA$7,727,205
39Huckabee$7,237,357
40NBBJ$7,000,000
41Cordogan Clark & Associates$6,890,750
42LEO A DALY$6,245,437
43Hoefer Welker$5,900,000
44CO Architects$5,770,607
45Baskervill$5,714,893
46Mithun$5,546,239
47RATIO Design$5,543,086
48RRMM Architects$5,428,420
49SWBR$5,095,192
50Davis Brody Bond$5,061,356
51EwingCole$5,000,639
52RSP Architects$4,904,000
53Cooper Carry$4,340,403
54GBBN$4,070,000
55Design Collaborative$3,898,912
56Corgan$3,895,982
57Legat Architects$3,829,000
58TETER$3,808,332
59Moody Nolan$3,737,354
60Bailey Edward Design$3,662,568
61FXCollaborative$3,410,844
62BLDD Architects$3,325,000
63Ballinger$3,298,879
64Tighe & Bond$3,101,189
65Finegold Alexander Architects$2,790,959
66Interior Architects$2,766,986
67GMB Architecture + Engineering$2,757,969
68Clark & Enersen$2,719,470
69MSA Design + MSA Sport$2,700,000
70KCBA Architects$2,700,000
71Parkhill$2,681,594
72Champlin Architecture$2,671,251
73Little Diversified Architectural Consulting$2,522,043
74Ratcliff Architecture$2,500,000
75NORR$2,486,980
76Alliiance$2,455,976
77Bergmeyer$2,427,052
78HOK$2,383,307
79FGM Architects$2,356,068
80PGAL$2,330,500
81Ashley McGraw Architects$2,314,979
82EUA$2,030,000
83Spiezle Architectural Group$2,014,000
84CPL Architecture, Engineering, Planning$2,003,587
85Cushing Terrell$1,989,743
86Studio+$1,962,466
87INVISION Architecture$1,941,783
88Manning$1,872,238
89Wold Architects and Engineers$1,769,000
90Nelson Worldwide$1,750,000
91Schmidt Associates$1,735,000
92Cromwell Architects Engineers$1,725,440
93H2M Architects + Engineers$1,677,567
94CSArch$1,640,110
95Curtis + Ginsberg Architects$1,633,080
96GWWO Architects$1,581,218
97BWBR$1,535,440
98Hollis + Miller Architects$1,502,704
99Quinn Evans$1,499,611
100Taylor Design$1,369,717
101Rossetti$1,321,943
102NAC Architecture$1,301,365
103IKM Architecture$1,300,000
104Urbahn Architects$1,289,500
105Orcutt | Winslow$1,180,582
106KSS Architects$1,172,320
107Hafer$1,170,426
108Walbridge$1,170,000
109TowerPinkster$1,162,421
110Dattner Architects$1,102,250
111Elkus Manfredi Architects$1,012,331
112ACi Architects$985,970
113CSO$985,280
114May Architecture$921,306
115G70$904,550
116Ryan Companies US$865,000
117Grimm + Parker Architects$860,154
118JCJ Architecture$814,377
119Fennick McCredie Architecture$800,951
120SHP$778,743
121Cuningham$775,777
122Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)$772,125
123Carrier Johnson + Culture$722,980
124FSB Architects + Engineers$720,199
125DesignGroup$700,000
126Marmon Mok$692,623
127KGD Architecture$658,874
128GPD Group$635,000
129Cooper Robertson$584,285
130Gresham Smith$573,516
131LHB$569,699
132Populous$546,889
133DAG Architects$521,692
134JRS Architect$475,000
135HuntonBrady Architects$462,366
136Kitchell$448,591
137Elevatus Architecture$425,000
138Ware Malcomb$396,569
139Stengel Hill Architecture$383,321
140SMMA$378,125
141Zimmerman Architectural Studios$362,607
142MA Design$358,552
143CetraRuddy Architecture$342,383
144REES$324,000
145BCA Architects & Engineers$275,000
146AE7$232,393
147Greenberg Farrow$229,000
148CTA Architects$228,209
149Dyer Brown & Associates$220,773
150Oculus$187,111
151GSB$185,000
152ThenDesign Architecture$181,518
153Core States Group$170,504
154DLA Architects$163,504
155Arcadis North America$151,666
156CosciaMoos Architecture$146,753
157Garmann Miller$146,397
158GRW$119,851
159FCArchitects$114,564
160Grace Hebert Curtis Architects$72,826
161Miller Dunwiddie$70,930
162Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón$50,000
163McKinley Architecture and Engineering$47,000
164AHL$38,248
165DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design$34,397
166Method Architecture$34,263
167BBS Architects, Landscape Architects & Engineers$24,832
168Thriven Design$21,250
169RBB Architects$21,000
17045 Architecture$5,550
171TreanorHL$5,235
172Michael Baker Intl.$3,772
 

 Source: 2023 Giants 400 Report

 

2023 GIANTS 400 REPORT - TOP ARCHITECTURE FIRMS, ENGINEERING FIRMS, AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES

A. Top 175 Architecture Firms 
B. Top 115 Architecture/Engineering (AE) Firms 
C. Top 75 Engineering Firms 
D. Top 35 Engineering/Architecture (EA) Firms 
E. Top 150 Contractors                 
F. Top 80 Construction Management Firms                

 

2023 GIANTS 400 REPORT - TOP AEC FIRMS BY BUILDING SECTOR AND SPECIALTY RANKINGS                 

Note: All categories below except for 08 and 23 include multiple rankings for the sector: Top Architecture+AE Firms; Top Engineering+EA Firms; and Top Contractors+CM Firms.

01. Airport Terminals 
• Top 65 Airport Terminal Architecture and AE Firms 
• Top 65 Airport Terminal Engineering and EA Firms 
• Top 60 Airport Terminal Contractors and CM Firms 

02. Convention Centers/Conference Centers 
• Top 40 Convention Center Architecture + AE Firms
• Top 30 Convention Center Engineering + EA Firms 
• Top 20 Convention Center Contractors + CM Firms

03. Cultural Facilities – All Cultural Facilities Work    
• Top 110 Cultural Facilities Architecture and AE Firms – All Cultural Facilities Work 
• Top 60 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – All Cultural Facilities Work 
• Top 65 Cultural Facilities Contractors and CM Firms – All Cultural Facilities Work 

04. Cultural Facilities – Museums and Galleries 
• Top 70 Cultural Facilities Architecture and AE Firms – Museums and Galleries 
• Top 40 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Museums and Galleries 
• Top 40 Cultural Facilities Contractors and CM Firms – Museums and Galleries

05. Cultural Facilities – Performing Arts and Concert Venues 
• Top 60 Cultural Facilities Architecture and AE Firms – Performing Arts and Concert Venues 
• Top 40 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Performing Arts and Concert Venues 
• Top 35 Cultural Facilities Contractors and CM Firms – Performing Arts and Concert Venues

06. Cultural Facilities – Public Libraries 
• Top 50 Cultural Facilities Architecture and AE Firms – Public Libraries 
• Top 30 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Public Libraries 
• Top 20 Cultural Facilities Contractors and CM Firms – Public Libraries

07. Data Centers         
• Top 30 Data Center Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
• Top 60 Data Center Sector Engineering and EA Firms 
• Top 50 Data Center Sector Contractors and CM Firms

08. Design-Build Work 
• Top 90 Design-Build Construction Firms

09. Government - All Government Buildings Work 
• Top 170 Government Sector Architecture + AE Firms - All Government Work 
• Top 90 Government Sector Engineering + EA Firms - All Government Work 
• Top 100 Government Sector Contractors + CM Firms - All Government Work

10. Government - Federal Civilian Government 
• Top 70 Federal Government Architecture + AE Firms  
• Top 60 Federal Government Engineering + EA Firms  
• Top 50 Federal Government Contractors + CM Firms 

11. Government - Local Government Buildings 
• Top 150 Local Government Architecture + AE Firms  
• Top 80 Local Government Engineering + EA Firms  
• Top 80 Local Government Contractors + CM Firms 

12. Government - State Government Buildings 
• Top 90 State Government Architecture + AE Firms  
• Top 50 State Government Engineering + EA Firms  
• Top 50 State Government Contractors + CM Firms

13. Government - Military 
• Top 40 Military Facility Architecture + AE Firms  
• Top 50 Military Facility Engineering + EA Firms  
• Top 35 Military Facility Contractors + CM Firms 

14. Government - Veterans Administration Facilities 
• Top 35 Veterans Affairs (VA) Facility Architecture + AE Firms  
• Top 20 Veterans Affairs (VA) Facility Engineering + EA Firms  
• Top 15 Veterans Affairs (VA) Facility Contractors + CM Firms

15. Healthcare – All Healthcare Facilities Work 
Top 175 Healthcare Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 90 Healthcare Sector Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 115 Healthcare Sector Contractors and CM Firms       

16. Healthcare – Hospitals 
Top 130 Hospital Facility Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 80 Hospital Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 90 Hospital Facility Contractors and CM Firms 

17. Healthcare – Medical Office Buildings, Dental Offices 
Top 110 Medical Office Building Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 50 Medical Office Building Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 70 Medical Office Building Contractors and CM Firms

18. Healthcare – Outpatient Facilities  
Top 100 Outpatient Facility Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 40 Outpatient Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 60 Outpatient Facility Contractors and CM Firms

19. Hospitality – All Hospitality Facilities Work (Hotels, Resorts, Casinos) 
Top 130 Hospitality Facility Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 75 Hospitality Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 80 Hospitality Facility Contractors and CM Firms

20. Hospitality — Hotel, Resorts 
Top 120 Hotel Sector Architecture and AE Firms
Top 70 Hotel and Resort Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 80 Hotel and Resort Contractors and CM Firms

21. Hospitality — Casinos 
Top 10 Casino Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 25 Casino Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 25 Casino Contractors and CM Firms 

22. Industrial Buildings — Manufacturing Plants, Warehouses 
Top 100 Industrial Facility Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 90 Industrial Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 100 Industrial Facility Contractors and CM Firms 
        
23. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) 
Top 20 Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Construction Firms

24. Multifamily — All Multifamily Facilities Work 
Top 190 Multifamily Sector Architecture and AE Firms — All Multifamily Facilities Work 
Top 75 Multifamily Sector Engineering and EA Firms — All Multifamily Facilities Work 
Top 115 Multifamily Sector Contractors and CM Firms — All Multifamily Facilities Work

25. Multifamily — Apartments, Condominiums 
Top 160 Multifamily Sector Architecture and AE Firms — Apartments, Condominiums Work 
Top 70 Multifamily Sector Engineering and EA Firms — Apartments, Condominiums Work 
Top 100 Multifamily Sector Contractors and CM Firms — Apartments, Condominiums Work

26. Multifamily — Senior Living Facilities 
Top 80 Multifamily Sector Architecture and AE Firms — Senior Living Facilities 
Top 40 Multifamily Sector Engineering and EA Firms — Senior Living Facilities 
Top 60 Multifamily Sector Contractors and CM Firms — Senior Living Facilities

27. Multifamily — Student Housing Facilities 
Top 90 Multifamily Sector Architecture and AE Firms — Student Housing Facilities 
Top 30 Multifamily Sector Engineering and EA Firms — Student Housing Facilities 
Top 40 Multifamily Sector Contractors and CM Firms — Student Housing Facilities

28. Office — All Office Building Work                 
Top 200 Office Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 90 Office Sector Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 120 Office Sector Contractors and CM Firms

29. Office — Buildings/Core+Shell  
Top 140 Office Building Core+Shell Architecture + AE Firms  
Top 80 Office Building Core+Shell Engineering + EA Firms 
Top 100 Office Building Core+Shell Contractors and CM Firms

30. Office — Workplace/Interior Fitouts  
Top 160 Workplace/Interior Fitout Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 50 Workplace/Interior Fitout Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 80 Workplace/Interior Fitout Contractors and CM Firms

31. Parking Structures 
Top 60 Parking Structure Architecture and AE Firms  
Top 45 Parking Structure Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 55 Parking Structure Contractors + CM Firms 

32. Public Safety/Justice Facilities 
Top 90 Justice Facility/Public Safety Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 60 Justice Facility/Public Safety Sector Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 50 Justice Facility/Public Safety Contractors + CM Firms

33. Reconstruction Work 
Top 200 Reconstruction Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 70 Reconstruction Sector Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 140 Reconstruction Sector Contractors + CM Firms

34. Religious Structures/Places of Worship 
Top 80 Religious Facility Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 50 Religious Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 40 Religious Facility Contractors + CM Firms 

35. Retail — All Retail Buildings Work                
Top 140 Retail Sector Architecture and AE Firms — All Retail Buildings Work 
Top 75 Retail Sector Engineering and EA Firms — All Retail Buildings Work 
Top 80 Retail Sector Contractors and CM Firms — All Retail Buildings Work

36. Retail — Entertainment Centers, Cineplexes, Theme Parks 
Top 30 Retail Architecture and AE Firms — Entertainment Centers, Cineplexes, Theme Parks 
Top 40 Retail Engineering and EA Firms — Entertainment Centers, Cineplexes, Theme Parks 
Top 40 Retail Contractors and CM Firms — Entertainment Centers, Cineplexes, Theme Parks

37. Retail — Malls, Big Box Stores, Strip Centers 
Top 90 Retail Architecture and AE Firms - Malls, Big Box Stores, Strip Centers 
Top 60 Retail Engineering and EA Firms — Malls, Big Box Stores, Strip Centers 
Top 60 Retail Contractors and CM Firms — Malls, Big Box Stores, Strip Centers

38. Retail — Restaurants 
Top 90 Retail Architecture and AE Firms — Restaurants 
Top 40 Retail Engineering and EA Firms — Restaurants 
Top 40 Retail Contractors and CM Firms — Restaurants

39. Science & Technology (S+T) Facilities - All S+T Buildings Work 
Top 100 Science + Technology Facility Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 70 Science + Technology Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top of 80 Science + Technology Facility Contractors and CM Firms 
           
40. Science & Technology — Laboratories 
Top 100 Laboratory Facility Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 60 Laboratory Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 55 Laboratory Facility Contractors and CM Firms              

41. Schools — PK-12, Public, Private, Charter, Military 
Top 170 K-12 School Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 80 K-12 School Sector Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 100 K-12 School Sector Contractors and CM Firms

42. Sports Facilities/Stadiums/Recreation Facilities  
Top 130 Sports Facility Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 70 Sports Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 70 Sports Facility Contractors and CM Firms      

43. Telecommunications Buildings 
Top 10 Telecommunications Facility Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 25 Telecommunications Facility Sector Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 10 Telecommunications Facilities Contractors + CM Firms

44. Transit Facilities — Bus/Rail Terminals and Stations 
Top 40 Transit Facility Architecture and AE Firms 
Top 40 Transit Facility Engineering and EA Firms 
Top 25 Transit Facilities Contractors + CM Firms

45. University / College Facilities  
• Top 170 University Sector Architecture and AE Firms 
• Top 80 University Sector Engineering and EA Firms 
• Top 100 University Sector Contractors and CM Firms

 

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