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THE WORLD’S LARGEST ARCHITECTURE PRACTICES JANUARY 2016


The big list WA100 is BD’s annual survey of the world’s largest practices ranked by the number of fee-earning architects they employ. This year, US architects dominate the top 20, and there’s a new number one …

RANK 2016

RANK 2015 NEW

PRACTICE NAME

COUNTRY

ARCHITECTS EMPLOYED

FEE INCOME (US $MILLION)

1 2

3 1

Gensler AECOM

USA USA

2,299 2,100

$900-1bn $400-499m

3 4 5 6 7

2 4 6 7 5

Nikken Sekkei Perkins+Will HDR Woods Bagot Aedas

Japan USA USA Australia China

1,700 1,135 975 898 890

$400-499m $290-299m $270-279m $160-169m $200-209m

8 9

8 11

IBI Group HOK

Canada USA

836 829

$210-219m $270-279m

10 11 12

9 23 10

P&T Architects and Engineers CallisonRTKL DP Architects

China USA Singapore

800 751 720

$160-169m $330-339m $100-109m

13 14 15=

12 16 13

Jacobs Foster + Partners Sweco

USA UK Sweden

700 666 650

$400-499m $220-229m

15= 17 18

14 18 29=

White Arkitekter Perkins Eastman Architects HKS

Sweden USA USA

650 617 591

$100-109m $170-179m $210-219m

19 20 21

15 21 19

Samoo Architects & Engineers Kohn Pedersen Fox Junglim Architecture

South Korea USA South Korea

584 555 549

$230-239m $150-159m $80-89m

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

26 22 20 24 17 29= 27= 27= 35

Stantec Tengbom Cannon Design Nihon Sekkei Heerim Architects & Planners SmithGroupJJR Haeahn Architecture GMP DLR Group

Canada Sweden USA Japan South Korea USA South Korea Germany USA

496 482 475 461 444 439 425 422 382

$290-299m

31 32 33 34

31 37 32=

ATP Architects Engineers ZGF Architects Kume Sekkei

Austria USA Japan

380 379 376

$70-79m $80-89m $90-99m

Kunwon Architects Planners & Engineers

Korea

366

$50-59m

35 36 37 38 39 40 41

49 25 38 36 42 32= 41

Atkins NBBJ Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Leigh & Orange HPP Architects BDP KEO International Consultants

UK USA Japan China Germany UK Kuwait

352 344 330 322 313 311 297

$130-139m $160-169m $130-139m $70-79m $30-39m $60-69m $150-159m

42 43 44

40 46 45

Sunjin Engineering & Architecture Hyundai Architects & Engineers Cox Architecture

South Korea South Korea Australia

296 275 263

$70-79m $70-79m $70-79m

45 46 47

50 55 52

Dewan Architects & Engineers Chapman Taylor ACXT-IDOM

UAE UK Spain

253 250 241

$60-69m $40-49m $50-59m

$130-139m $140-149m $180-189m $140-149m $60-69m $80-89m $150-159m


REGIONAL TOP 10

Where in the world? The top architectural ďŹ rms in each global region ranked by fee income

Australasia: 203 North Terrace in Adelaide by GHD Woodhead is a 23-storey residential tower and adapted listed building.

Central Europe: Boehringer Ingelheim research institute for molecular pathology in Vienna by ATP.

AFRICA

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

RANK 2016

PRA PRACTICE

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME

RANK

US $MILLION

2016

FEE INCOME PRACTICE PRA

COUNTRY

US $MILLION

1

Page

USA

21.5

1

HDR

USA

24.7

2

Boogertman + Partners

South Africa

17.4

2

Heerim

South Korea

19.0

3

ACXT-IDOM

Spain

9.0

3

Gensler G

USA

18.6

4

Broadway Malyan

UK

6.7

4

ATP

Austria

16.0

5

Perkins Eastman

USA

6.1

5

CallisonRTKL Ca

USA

15.2

6

Saraiva + Associados

Portugal

5.5

6

Chapman Taylor

UK

14.8

7

Jacobs J

USA

5.0

7

Foster + Partners

UK

12.0

8

Gensler G

USA

4.3

8

Page

USA

6.5

9

SAOTA

South Africa

4.0

9

HOK

USA

5.0

10

AECOM

USA

3.0

10

IBI Group

Canada

4.0

AUSTRALASIA RANK 2016 PRA PRACTICE

CENTRAL ASIA (incl. India) COUNTRY

FEE INCOME US $MILLION

RANK 2016 PRACTICE PRA

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME US $MILLION 27.9

1

Woods Bagot

Australia

68.0

1

Gensler G

USA

2

Cox Architecture

Australia

49.0

2

J Jacobs

USA

20.0

3

Buchan Group

Australia

44.8

3

Steelman Partners

USA

15.0 14.9

4

J Jacobs

USA

35.0

4

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

5

Bates Smart

Australia

31.2

5

CallisonRTKL Ca

USA

12.5

6

GHD Woodhead

Australia

29.5

6

P&T

China

12.5 8.8

7

HDR

USA

21.9

7

CP Kukreja

India

8

Warren and Mahoney

New Zealand

18.6

8

Page

USA

8.7

9

Ha Hayball

Australia

17.2

9

Foster + Partners

UK

7.0

10

Thomson Adsett

Australia

15.8

10

DSP Design Associates

India

6.7


MARKET SECTORS TOP 10

Project types The top architecture practices in each market sector ranked by fee income

SmithGroupJJR is designing the National Hurricane Museum & Science Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Completion is due in 2018.

CULTURE

EDUCATION

RANK 2016

PRA PRACTICE

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME

RANK

$US MILLION

2016

PRACTICE PRA

COUNTRY

$US MILLION

FEE INCOME

1

SSH

Bahrain

21.7

1

DLR Group

USA

74.5

2

Gensler

USA

21.5

2

Stantec

Canada

68.2

3

HDR

USA

13.7

3

PBK

USA

44.8

4

AXS Satow

Japan

10.9

4

Perkins + Will

USA

43.2

5=

Populous

USA

10.0

5

Cannon Design

USA

35.4

5=

VOA Associates

USA

10.0

6

HDR

USA

32.9

7

SmithGroupJJR

USA

9.1

7

Gensler

USA

32.2

8

ACXT-IDOM

Spain

9.0

8

IBI Group

Canada

31.7

9

Samoo

South Korea

8.6

9

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

31.2

10

Cox Architecture

Australia

7.0

10

Samoo

South Korea

20.9

ELDERLY LIVING

GOVERNMENT

RANK 2016 PRA PRACTICE

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME $US MILLION

RANK 2016 PRACTICE PRA

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME $US MILLION

1

Perkins Eastman

USA

33.0

1

AECOM

USA

158.0

2

Thomson Adsett

Australia

8.0

2

Page

USA

47.3

3

Gensler

USA

6.1

3

Gensler

USA

37.6

4

IBI Group

Canada

4.0

4

DLR Group

USA

32.6

5

Stantec

Canada

3.2

5

IBI Group

Canada

29.5

6

P&T

China

3.0

6

Heerim

South Korea

22.0

7

Nihon Sekkei

Japan

2.9

7

Archial NORR

UK

20.6

8

ATP

Austria

2.0

8

HOK

USA

20.0

9

Bates Smart

Australia

1.8

9

HDR

USA

19.2

10

Burckhardt + Partner

Switzerland

1.3

10

Leo A Daly

USA

14.1


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WO R L D A R C H I T EC T U R E TO P 1 0 0 JA N UA RY 2 01 6 CallisonRTKL’s Vanke Songhu Center in Dongguan, China, is based on a framework of streets, squares, green areas and other urban spaces.

RESIDENTIAL RANK 2016 PRA PRACTICE

RETAIL COUNTRY

FEE INCOME $US MILLION

RANK 2016 PRA PRACTICE

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME $US MILLION

1

Heerim

South Korea

72.0

1

Gensler

USA

134.4

2

IBI Group

Canada

37.2

2

CallisonRTKL

USA

124.1

3

Woods Bagot

Australia

29.0

3

Buchan Group

Australia

44.5

4

Samoo

South Korea

28.7

4

MG2

USA

39.4

5

Aedas

China

28.0

5

Stantec

Canada

29.0

6

Haeahn

South Korea

26.4

6

Aedas

China

27.6

7

P&T

China

25.0

7

Woods Bagot

Australia

26.0

8

Kunwon

Korea

24.9

8

Chapman Taylor

UK

25.6

9

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

24.7

9

ATP

Austria

22.0

10=

DLN

China

24.0

10

Foster + Partners

UK

20.0

10=

Perkins Eastman

USA

24.0

10=

Ronald Lu & Partners

China

24.0

COUNTRY

$US MILLION 105.1

SCIENCE RANK

PHOTO: STEPHANE GROLEAU

2016

Populous’ Videotron Centre, a sports arena in Quebec City, opened in September 2015.

SPORT

FEE INCOME PRACTICE PRA

1

Samoo

South Korea

2

Henn

Germany

70.5

3

Hyundai

South Korea

51.3

4

Perkins + Will

USA

29.9

5

ATP

Austria

28.0

6

HDR

USA

27.4

7

Page

USA

25.7

8

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

25.6

9

HOK

USA

23.0

10

Cannon Design

USA

21.2

TRANSPORT

RANK 2016 PRA PRACTICE

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME $US MILLION

RANK 2016 PRACTICE PRA

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME $US MILLION

1

Populous

USA

82.1

1

Foster + Partners

UK

47.0

2

Wilmotte & Associés

France

55.3

2

AECOM

USA

43.0

3

HKS

USA

45.0

3

Gensler

USA

36.7

4

HOK

USA

33.0

4

Leo A Daly

USA

30.8

5

Gensler

USA

24.7

5

HOK

USA

23.0

6=

Foster + Partners

UK

20.0

6

Aedas

China

21.6

6=

Heerim

South Korea

20.0

7

ACXT-IDOM

Spain

21.0

8

AECOM

USA

19.0

8

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

21.0

9

Archial NORR

UK

10.5

9

Kohn Pedersen Fox

USA

19.1

10

GMP

Germany

10.0

10

IBI Group

Canada

17.5


WO R L D A R C H I T E C T U R E TO P 1 0 0 JA N UA RY 2 01 6

SPECIALISMS TOP 10

Areas of expertise The top architectural ямБrms in each specialism ranked by fee income

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES RANK 2016

PRA PRACTICE

73

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME US $MILLION

RANK 2016

PRA PRACTICE

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME US $MILLION

1

Gensler

USA

569.7

1

KEO

Kuwait

88.4

2

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

299.4

2

Heerim

South Korea

71.0

3

Samoo

South Korea

230.2

3

EHAF

Egypt

64.4

4

CallisonRTKL

USA

229.0

4

SSH

Bahrain

38.6

5

Stantec

Canada

219.4

5

Kunwon

Korea

32.3

6

Perkins + Will

USA

216.5

6

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

29.4

7

HKS

USA

198.8

7

National Engineering UAE

8

IBI Group

Canada

184.0

26.0

Burea Bureau

9

Aedas

China

173.0

8

Sunjin

South Korea

24.7

10

HDR

USA

172.6

9

Junglim

South Korea

20.0

10

GMP

Germany

16.0

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME US $MILLION

CONSULTING RANK 2016

PRA PRACTICE

ENGINEERING COUNTRY

FEE INCOME US $MILLION

RANK 2016

PRA PRACTICE

1

Gensler

USA

51.6

1

Stantec

Canada

1,249.8

2

IBI Group

Canada

46.0

2

EHAF

Egypt

65.2

3

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

21.9

3

Leo A Daly

USA

41.1

4

CallisonRTKL

USA

14.9

4

Page

USA

40.5

5

HDR

USA

13.7

5

DLR Group

USA

36.5

6

HOK

USA

7.0

6

HDR

USA

35.6

7

Page

USA

5.4

7

SmithGroupJJR

USA

33.8

8

DLN .

China

5.0

8

Henn

Germany

28.4

9

Perkins Eastman

USA

3.2

9

KEO

Kuwait

28.4

10

Gulf Consult

Kuwait

2.8

10

Cannon Design

USA

25.1

ENVIRONMENT

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

RANK

FEE INCOME

RANK

2016

PRA PRACTICE

COUNTRY

US $MILLION

2016

PRA PRACTICE

COUNTRY

FEE INCOME

1

Stantec

Canada

358.3

1

Gensler

USA

10.7

2

KEO

Kuwait

19.1

2

HOK

USA

6.0

3

Perkins Eastman

USA

3.9

3

Nikken Sekkei

Japan

2.5

4

Sunjin

South Korea

3.1

4

Cannon Design

USA

2.5

5

DLN.

China

3.0

5

HPP

Germany

0.5

US $MILLION

6

ATP

Austria

2.5

6

Lemay

Canada

0.5

7=

HOK

USA

2.0

7

GHD Woodhead

Australia

0.1

7=

Junglim

South Korea

2.0

9

Nihon Sekkei

Japan

1.3

10

Lemay

Canada

1.2


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