The Top 50 in Design + The Top 50 in Sustainability ARCHITECT The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Most lists of top architecture firms are nothing more than a straight-up ranking of top revenue-producers. Not the ARCHITECT 50. Now in its fifth year, the program aspires to much more: A qualitative look at how firms stack up across a broad range of categories, from business to sustainability to design. The ranking consider net revenue per employee, profits invested in research, and energy-efficiency metrics (how well firms are meeting the AIA’s 2030 challenge, for instance). To measure design excellence, ARCHITECT Magazine asked firms for the first time to submit project portfolios, and had an esteemed panel of judges score them.