The world’s 100 tallest buildings: Which architects have designed the most?

Two firms stand well above the others when it comes to the number of tall buildings they have designed.

October 21, 2016 |

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recently released 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings, a book detailing the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the projects found within the book's pages.

As part of its company rankings, the top design architects were listed and ranked according to the number of buildings within the 100 tallest they have designed. Two firms stood well above the others for their work contributing to the 100 tallest buildings in the world.

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is at the top of the list having designed 16 of the top 100 buildings. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP came in second with 12 buildings. A large gap exists between second place and third place, as Aedas, Dennis Lau & Ng Chu Man Architects & Engineers, and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects all tied for third with four buildings.

You can view CTBUH’s top design architects list below or by clicking here.







Rank Company # of Buildings
1 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates 16
2 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP 12
3 Aedas 4
3 Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. (DLN) 4
3 Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects 4
6 Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture 3
6 Atkins 3
6 C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners 3
6 Eng. Adnan Saffarini 3
6 Foster + Partners 3
6 Gensler 3
6 HOK 3
6 National Engineering Bureau 3
14 Archgroup Consultants 2
14 ECADI 2
14 Goettsch Partners 2
14 LWK & Partners 2
14 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners 2
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