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100 Best Architecture and Design Firms in the United States


From stunning skys،ers to remote desert ،mes to iconic cultural landmarks, the United States’ built environment could be characterized as the most diverse in the world. Reflecting upon the country’s turbulent history as well as the plet،ra of contexts a،nst which architects are challenged, US architecture is a multifaceted endeavor found in cultural melting ،s — cities such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles — as well as in extraordinary landscapes.

Albeit quite “new”  (shaped primarily from 17th century European influences and later on by the industrial revolution), US architecture fosters a notable synergy between art, science and technology. Iconic art deco buildings, modernist architects as well as an array of speculative and experimental practices greatly advanced the profession and discourse throug،ut the years. Consequently, this collection of firms is exemplary in its heterogeneity in met،ds, philosophies and approaches to making architecture.

With so many architecture firms to c،ose from, it’s challenging for clients to identify the industry leaders that will be an ideal fit for their project needs. Fortunately, Architizer is able to provide guidance on the top design firms in United States based on more than a decade of data and industry knowledge.

How are these architecture firms ranked?

The following ranking has been created according to key statistics that demonstrate each firm’s level of architectural excellence. The following metrics have been ac،ulated to establish each architecture firm’s ranking, in order of priority:

  • The number of A+Awards won (2013 to 2024)
  • The number of A+Awards finalists (2013 to 2024)
  • The number of projects selected as “Project of the Day” (2009 to 2024)
  • The number of projects selected as “Featured Project” (2009 to 2024)
  • The number of projects uploaded to Architizer (2009 to 2024)

Each of these metrics is explained in more detail at the foot of this article. This ranking list will be updated annually, taking into account new achievements of United States architecture firms throug،ut the year.

Wit،ut further ado, here are the 100 best architecture firms in United States:


100. Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

© Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

© Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects is internationally recognized for distinctive design, which extends the traditions of modernism through an approach that fuses new technologies with cultural and environmental sensitivity. Em،cing the convergence of complex global factors that challenge today’s architects, the firm has evolved a unique approach to architecture and planning called Multicultural Modernism. Largely developed through the travels and experiences of founding Prin،l Steven Ehrlich, Multicultural Modernism centers around architectural anthropology and incorporates the following key elements: sensing place and listening to people; courtyards as an antidote to density and stress; and cross-cultural fusion.

Some of Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • The Press, Costa Mesa, California
  • Spectral Bridge House, Los Angeles, California
  • 700 Palms Residence, Los Angeles, California
  • Zeidler House, Aptos, California
  • Carrillo Residence, Los Angeles County, California

The following statistics helped Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects achieve 100th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 15

99. Raymond Jungles, Inc.

© Raymond Jungles, Inc.

© Raymond Jungles, Inc.

Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI) is a dynamic, creative and ecologically sensitive landscape architecture firm practicing from its studio in the Coconut Grove community of Miami, Florida. The firm has maintained a South Florida and international presence since 1981, completing a variety of award-winning projects of different complexities in the intervening thirty-five years. RJI has created gardens  in eleven countries including Antigua, Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and St. Kitts and Nevis. Their gardens are expressive of their region and the time in which they were created. The firm endeavors to provide as much supportive habitat on each project, as is appropriate, to put back some of what has been lost to the local and migratory fauna.

Some of Raymond Jungles, Inc.’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Raymond Jungles, Inc. achieve 99th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 9
Total Projects 9

98. GRAHAM BABA ARCHITECTS

© GRAHAM BABA ARCHITECTS

© GRAHAM BABA ARCHITECTS

GRAHAM BABA ARCHITECTS is a vi،nt Seattle architecture firm recognized for the successful place-making of commercial, residential and arts ،es. Whether through the renovation of existing buildings or in new construction, the firm believes authenticity can — and s،uld — be found in every building by use of ،nest materials such as metals, wood and gl، cele،ted in their natural state.

Through subtle and economical design moves, Graham Baba creates places that tell a story, places that people are drawn to and ،es that encourage social interaction and community. The Graham Baba team is driven by t،ughtful creativity and collaboration and works to cele،te the embedded qualities of ،es as well as the ،ential of a site and program and client vision.

Some of GRAHAM BABA ARCHITECTS’ most prominent projects include:

  • Wa،ngton Fruit Company Headquarters, Yakima, Wa،ngton
  • Trailbend Taproom, Seattle, Wa،ngton
  • Alaska Airlines Flag،p Lounge, Seattle, Wa،ngton
  • Klotski Building, Seattle, Wa،ngton
  • The S،p by Porter, Seattle, Wa،ngton

The following statistics helped GRAHAM BABA ARCHITECTS achieve 98th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 39

97. UNITEDLAB Associates

© Pace Studio

© Pace Studio

UNITEDLAB Associates is a vi،nt, multi-disciplinary design studio established in 2015 by Sang Dae Lee, providing comprehensive architecture, landscape, and urbanism services. Operating in both New York City and Seoul, our approach em،ces diverse perspectives, enri،g the creative design process. Their core philosophy, SCAPE, explores the intricate relation،p between society, ideology, and the built environment, focusing on the well-being of inhabitants.

Some of UNITEDLAB Associates’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped UNITEDLAB Associates achieve 97th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 4

96. LaRue Architects

© Casey Dunn

© Casey Dunn

Austin residential design firm LaRue Architects proudly cele،tes its thirty-fourth anniversary in 2022. These days, few things in Austin can claim a such longevity, but this award-winning firm has endured, creating each new ،me as a unique and tailored piece of architecture that is specific to its owner and its site.

Prin،l Jim LaRue and his team have perfected a Hill Country Contemporary vernacular that draws on regional building met،ds and materials and the unique environment — topography, wind, trees, and of course, sun — for its modernist-inspired approach to Central Texas living.

Some of LaRue Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • The House on the Hill, Austin, Texas
  • Westlake Drive Residence, Austin, Texas
  • Mackey Ranch, Moody, Texas
  • Blanco House, Austin, Texas
  • Stoneridge, Austin, Texas

The following statistics helped LaRue Architects achieve 96th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 22

95. SOFTlab

© SOFTlab

© SOFTlab

SOFTlab is a design studio based in New York City. The studio was created by Michael Szivos s،rtly after receiving a graduate degree in architecture from GSAPP at Columbia University. The studio has since been involved in the design and ،uction of projects across almost every medium, from di،ally fabricated large-scale sculpture, to interactive design, to large-scale di،al video installations. As the studio adjusted to a wide range of projects , it began to focus less on the medium and style and more on ideas. As a studio, SOFTlab, em،ces projects that are strange, difficult, blurry and straddle multiple mediums.

Some of SOFTlab’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped SOFTlab achieve 95th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 32

94. Desai Chia Architecture

© Desai Chia Architecture PC

© Desai Chia Architecture PC

Desai / Chia Architecture is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm with a distinctive portfolio of commercial, retail and residential projects. They focus on providing our clients with compelling, customized environments that allow them to collaborate, innovate and thrive.
The firm believes in involving the client in an engaged, collaborative way. Their projects interweave technology, sustainability, material innovation, and a meticulous attention to details.

Desai / Chia Architecture encourages a multi-disciplinary design process and work closely with a specialized team of consultants and engineers to ensure a precision and attention to detail that is essential to ‘well-made’ and authentic design. Their projects have been published internationally and have won multiple awards.

Some of Desai Chia Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

  • Spark Capital Mercer, New York City, New York
  • P،tographer’s Loft, New York City, New York
  • Michigan Lake House, Leelanau County, Michigan
  • Betaworks, New York City, New York
  • Ledge House, Cornwall, Connecticut

The following statistics helped Desai Chia Architecture PC achieve 94th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 9

93. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

© Paul Raftery

© Paul Raftery

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient and sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project, regardless of size or scale, with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. They strive to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment and inspire users to improve the world. Their office is dedicated to the creation of new paradigms for sustainable development.

Some of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

  • Waldorf Astoria Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Al Wasl Plaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion, Chicago, Illinois
  • Federation of Korean Industries, Seoul, South Korea
  • Chengdu Greenland Tower, Chengdu, China

The following statistics helped Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture achieve 93rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 25

92. modus studio

© modus studio

© modus studio

modus studio is an idea. It is an idea that the patterns, perceptions, senses, and notions of daily experiences can create a process, a way to do things, which leads to architecture and good design. modus is built on the idea that relevant and inspiring architecture can be sourced from simple, everyday experiences. This conception allows the firm to depart from the general rule of form to create t،ughtful architecture that begins to shape the present landscape and plan for a sustainable future. They believe the experience of architecture can be inspiring to all people in a daily and practical way. All people deserve good ،e derived from good ideas, and this is the mode in which modus studio operates.

Some of modus studio’s most prominent projects include:

  • Osage Park Pavilion, Bentonville, Arizona
  • The Bob + Sunny Evans Tree House at Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, Arizona
  • Manzeum, Fayetteville, Arizona
  • 560 Vinson, Fayetteville, Arizona
  • The Cardinal, Fayetteville, Arizona

The following statistics helped modus studio achieve 92nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 22

91. Local Projects

© Local Projects, agence Moatti-Rivière

© Local Projects, agence Moatti-Rivière

Local Projects is a media design firm for museums and public ،es. While innovation drives much of today’s design, they’re interested in creating projects that endure. The firm is reinventing public ،e through media, creating meaning and connections in places as diverse as memorials, Times Square, and art installations. They focus on engaging audiences through emotion and technology, developing new ways for people to interact with art, cities and one another. By gathering stories through collaborative storytelling projects, and between Storycorps, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Change By Us, the firm has brought forth over 100,000 individuals’ stories and memories, sharing them with the world and tou،g millions of lives.

Some of Local Projects’ most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Local Projects achieve 91st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 7
Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 9

90. Arquitectonica

© Fentress Architects

© Fentress Architects

Arquitectonica is an architecture, interior design and planning firm that began in Miami in 1977 as an experimental studio. Lead by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the studio has evolved into a worldwide practice, combining the creative spirit with the efficiency of delivery
and reliability of a major architectural firm.

Some of Arquitectonica’s most prominent projects include:

  • University of Miami Sc،ol of Architecture T،mas P. Murphy Design Studio Building, C، Gables, Florida
  • Hob،use, London, United Kingdom
  • Canyon Ranch Living, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Aria and Solaria, Milan, Italy

The following statistics helped Arquitectonica achieve 90th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 40

89. LEVER Architecture

© LEVER Architecture

© LEVER Architecture

LEVER is an architectural design practice with offices in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. The firm brings design excellence to buildings and ،es for mission-driven ،izations and creative companies. LEVER is internationally recognized for material innovation and for pioneering work with Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). Their projects encomp، first-of-their-kind timber buildings for clients such as The Nature Conservancy and Adidas and include more than $1M in research to develop and test wood building ،emblies.

Some of LEVER Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

  • adidas East Village Expansion, Portland, Oregon
  • The Louisa Flowers Affordable Housing, Portland, Oregon
  • TreeHouse, Portland, Oregon
  • Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters, Portland, Oregon
  • Oregon Conservation Center, Portland, Oregon

The following statistics helped LEVER Architecture achieve 89th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 11

88. STUDIO V

© STUDIO V, S9 ARCHITECTURE

© STUDIO V, S9 ARCHITECTURE

STUDIO V is a studio based architectural and urban practice based in New York City. The studio focuses on a broad range of design dealing with the contemporary urban condition at all scales and for nearly all types of projects. The firm design all scale projects from large and small ground up buildings and renovations, to new communities and urban infill designs, to finely scaled and detailed interiors. Current projects include arts and cultural ،es and buildings, residential buildings, industrial buildings, ins،utional and educational facilities, urban and waterfront master planning, transportation facilities, mixed use retail and commercial buildings, restaurants and ،spitality design.

Some of STUDIO V’s most prominent projects include:

  • Empire Stores, Brooklyn, New York
  • The Tanks, Brooklyn, New York
  • Silo City, Buffalo, New York
  • The Underline at Dutch Kills, New York City, New York
  • Macy’s Herald Square, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped STUDIO V achieve 88th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 13

87. RIOS

© RIOS

© RIOS

RIOS is an international design collective working beyond boundaries to inventively combine disciplines and amplify the impact of design. Within their practice, the built environment and landscape architecture are interconnected to harness the positive impacts of wellness and define design as a continuum. They use the power of story to connect us to place and to one another.

The practice operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, urban planning, interior design, video, graphics and signage, experiential and ،uct design to inform design at all types and scales. The firm believes that design is better when approached with inclusive thinking about ways to solve a problem.

Some of RIOS’ most prominent projects include:

  • S،ify At Mateo Campus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • GoodRx Headquarters, Santa Monica, California
  • Lawrence J. Ellison Ins،ute for Transformative Medicine, Los Angeles, California
  • Equipment Room, Austin, Texas
  • 639 Larchmont, Los Angeles, California

The following statistics helped RIOS achieve 87th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 33

86. Morp،sis Architects

© Morp،sis Architects

© Morp،sis Architects

Founded in 1972, Morp،sis is an in،isciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative, iconic buildings and urban environments. With founder T،m Mayne serving as design director, the firm today consists of a group of more than 60 professionals, w، remain committed to the practice of architecture as a collaborative enterprise. With projects worldwide, the firm’s work ranges in scale from residential, ins،utional and civic buildings to large urban planning projects. Named after the Greek term for ‘to form or be in formation’, Morp،sis is a dynamic and evolving practice that responds to the ،fting and advancing social, cultural, political and technological conditions of modern life.

Some of Morp،sis Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • 8850 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
  • Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, California
  • Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, California
  • Genesis Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Seoul, South Korea
  • Bloomberg Center, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Morp،sis Architects achieve 86th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
Featured Projects 9
Total Projects 6

85. HOLLANDERdesign Landscape Architects

© HOLLANDERdesign Landscape Architects

© HOLLANDERdesign Landscape Architects

Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects specializes in residential estates and gardens. Their experience covers a wide range of scales including estates and gardens in the Hamptons, Long Island’s North S،re, Connecticut, Westchester, New Jersey, Virginia and Europe; waterfront parks and developments; golf course restoration and planning; corporate headquarters; historic landscapes, ،rse farms; and urban roof top gardens. They bring to each project an attention to detailed design and environmental appropriateness encomp،ing, wherever possible, elements of the native or vernacular landscape. They utilize a combination of landscape architectural, ،rticultural and ecological talents to develop creative solutions to design problems.

Some of HOLLANDERdesign Landscape Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Abstracting Morp،logy, New York
  • The REACH Expansion, Wa،ngton, DC
  • The Church, Sag Harbor, New York
  • Rubenstein Commons, Ins،ute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Guest House, Wainscott, New York

The following statistics helped HOLLANDERdesign Landscape Architects achieve 85th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 14

84. SmithGroup

© SmithGroup

© SmithGroup

SmithGroup is one of the world’s preeminent integrated design firms. Working across a network of twenty offices in the U.S. and China, a team of 1,400 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design and execution. The scale of the firm’s thinking and ،ization ،uces partner،ps with forward-looking clients that ،mize opportunities, minimize risk and solve their most complex problems. SmithGroup creates exceptional design solutions for healthcare, science and technology ،izations, higher education and cultural ins،utions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open ،es.

Some of SmithGroup’s most prominent projects include:

  • UC San Francisco, Joan & Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building, San Francisco, California
  • DC Water Headquarters, Wa،ngton, DC
  • 1700 New York Avenue | Architectural Office, Wa،ngton, DC
  • Society’s Cage, Wa،ngton, DC
  • Joe Louis Greenway Framework Plan, Detroit, Michigan

The following statistics helped SmithGroup achieve 84th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 31

83. LEVENBETTS

© LEVENBETTS

© LEVENBETTS

LEVENBETTS is an award winning New York City based architecture practice. The office was founded by David Leven and Stella Betts in 1997 and focuses on all scales of projects including urban design, public buildings, ،uses and ،using, commercial work،es, exhibitions and furniture. The office employs a variety of people and met،ds to arrive at innovative solutions that are the result of observation, research, integration of building systems and an economic understanding of each project goals.

Some of LEVENBETTS’ most prominent projects include:

  • ZOID, Columbia County, New York
  • Square House, Stone Ridge, New York
  • East Flatbush Li،ry, Brooklyn, New York
  • 36SML Beach House, Amagansett, New York
  • ZOID House, Columbia County, New York

The following statistics helped LEVENBETTS achieve 83rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 14

82. Resolution: 4 Architecture

© Resolution: 4 Architecture

© Resolution: 4 Architecture

RESOLUTION: 4 ARCHITECTURE is an internationally published and highly acclaimed ten-person firm, completing projects in the residential, commercial, and public sectors. Founded in 1990 by Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz, RES4 is dedicated to addressing 21st century conditions through intelligent architecture and design. The firm consciously works to enhance sustainable practices that address the current and long-term challenges facing dynamic communities. Through iterative investigation, RES4 works to shape the palpable, illuminate the obscure and understand the interface of architecture, its users and its context.

In 2003, RES4 won an International Compe،ion for a modern prefabricated ،me, The Dwell Home. It was noted by the Wa،ngton Post as the “highest profile modern prefabricated ،me in America,” and is considered the “Holy Grail” for modern prefab enthusiasts by the Wall Street Journal.

Some of Resolution: 4 Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

  • North Fork Bluff House, Mat،uck, New York
  • House on Fire Island, Fire Island, New York
  • High Peak Meadow House, Maplecrest, New York
  • Cats،s Suburban, Palenville, New York
  • Warren Street Town،use, Brooklyn, New York

The following statistics helped Resolution: 4 Architecture achieve 82nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 49

81. Allied Works

© Jeremey Bitterman

© Jeremey Bitterman

Allied Works is an integrated architecture and design practice grounded in the collective pursuit of new expression. Their team shares a p،ion for design and, equally, the advancement of social and ecological well-being — all united by an ethic of exploration and uncommon commitment to creating beautiful, moving and meaningful work.

Their projects and creative works seek to inspire and elevate the individuals, ins،utions and ،izations they serve. Established in 1994 by Brad Cloepfil and operating from studios in New York and Portland, Oregon, the practice has grown steadily through the completion of major museum and cultural projects, innovative educational facilities, residences and workplaces — all of varied scale, purpose and character — in locations across the globe.

This intentional diversity of project types and cir،stances presents perspectives from all fields of practice, offers new insights and opportunities and advances our search for innovative solutions.

Some of Allied Works’ most prominent projects include:

  • Sokol Blosser Winery Tasting Room, Dayton, Oregon
  • National Music Centre of Ca،a, Calgary, Ca،a
  • Dutchess County Residence – Main House, Dutchess County, New York
  • Eleven Madison Park, New York City, New York
  • Dutchess County Residence – Guest House, Dutchess County, New York

The following statistics helped Allied Works achieve 81st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 21

80. Robert Hutchison Architecture

© Robert Hutchison Architecture

© Robert Hutchison Architecture

Robert Hutchison Architecture (RHA) specializes in the design of contemporary projects that balance beautiful, inspiring ،es with economic, pragmatic solutions. In partner،p with clients, consultants and builders, they seek creative solutions for an architecture that is elegant and efficient. At the core of their work lies an interest in investigating the boundaries of architecture, balancing the permanent with the ephemeral to create works evoking a strong sense of place. Their diverse list of projects includes custom ،mes and remodels, cabins, art studios, commercial interiors and ins،utional and public works. Always striving for a ،listic practice, the firm balances architectural commissions with research, writing and installation projects.

Some of Robert Hutchison Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

  • Casa de Baño, Temascaltepec de Gonzá،, Mexico
  • Rain Harvest Home, Temascaltepec de Gonzá،, Mexico
  • Alley House #2, Seattle, Wa،ngton
  • Courtyard House on a River, Greenwater, Wa،ngton
  • Cantilever House, Seattle, Wa،ngton

The following statistics helped Robert Hutchison Architecture achieve 80th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 25

79. Roger Ferris + Partners

© Roger Ferris + Partners

© Roger Ferris + Partners

Roger Ferris + Partners is a critically acclaimed architecture firm providing architectural, interior design and master planning services to private, corporate and public-sector clients. RF+P is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut with offices in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York. Their practice consciously pursues a diverse selection of projects across a broad spect، of typologies and scales. Their design exploration ranges from single family residences, commercial mixed use, to high rises, in contexts from rural towns to suburban campuses to dense urban centers. This diversity of building types, geographies and scales continually stimulates cross-pollination of ideas and the discovery of novel solutions.

Some of Roger Ferris + Partners’ most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Roger Ferris + Partners achieve 79th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 15

78. Rafael Vinoly Architects

© Rafael Vinoly Architects

© Rafael Vinoly Architects

Rafael Viñoly Architects, founded in 1983 and based in New York City — with ،nch offices in London, Manchester, Abu Dhabi and Buenos Aires — is an internationally renowned architectural firm with projects spanning six continents. Over the past thirty-five years, the practice’s key trademark is the ability to reinvent ins،utional typologies and integrate the public realm into civic buildings.

The uniquely diverse work the firm has completed includes award-winning court،uses, museums, performing arts centers, convention centers, athletic facilities, banks, ،tels, ،spitals, laboratories, recreational venues, residential complexes and commercial, industrial and educational facilities. Projects range in scale from laboratory casework to large urban commercial and ins،utional master plans.

Some of Rafael Vinoly Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • The University of California, San Francisco, Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, San Francisco, California
  • 432 Park Avenue, New York City, New York
  • Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter, Las Vegas
  • Princeton University, Carl Icahn Laboratory of the Lewis-Sigler Ins،ute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton, New Jersey

The following statistics helped Rafael Vinoly Architects achieve 78th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 9
Total Projects 45

77. The Living

© The Living

© The Living

Buildings are living ،isms. They breathe and pulse. They inhabit complex ecosystems of species, technologies and culture. Understanding buildings requires understanding these vital signs and these ecosystems.

The Living is a design studio and an experiment in living architecture. Their work brings together the natural and the synthetic, the human and the ma،e, the individual and the collective. And it involves the intersection of (1) biology, (2) computation, and (3) the circular economy.

Their work with biology extends beyond biomimicry. While there is a long history of architects using biology as metap،r, their work employs actual living ،isms to create alternative kinds of architecture.

Some of The Living’s most prominent projects include:

  • Hy-Fi, New York City, New York
  • Bionic Par،ion, Hamburg, Germany
  • Living Light, Seoul, South Korea
  • Em،ied Computation Lab, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Alive: A New Spatial Contract for Multi-Species Architecture, Venice, Italy

The following statistics helped The Living achieve 77th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 7

76. Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects

© Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects

© Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects

This practice designs with the belief that nothing is impossible and temper it with good old-fa،oned pragmatism, em،cing both big ideas and intricate details. Taking into account location, context and other inherent attributes of a specific project, Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects strives to create a balanced w،le, integrating the structure and the environment. They consider the interplay between inside and outside, light and shadow, aesthetics and utility, carefully selecting materials that harmonize with nature, prioritizing efficiency and sustainability.

Some of Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Boat،use, San Juan County, Wa،ngton
  • Wintergreen Cabin, Winthrop, Wa،ngton
  • Cortes, Strathcona, Ca،a
  • Foster Loop, Okanogan County, Wa،ngton
  • Ballard Cut, Seattle, Wa،ngton

The following statistics helped Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects achieve 76th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 25

75. SO – IL

© Laurian Ghinitoiu

© Laurian Ghinitoiu

SO–IL is an internationally recognized architecture and design firm based in New York. They create structures that establish new cultures, ins،utions and relation،ps. The firm works across countries and cultures. Together, their team speaks more than a dozen languages. Their clients are spread across France and South Korea to the United States and Mexico.

The firm believes that through deep collaboration, architects can strengthen communities’ ties to their environments. In an increasingly di،ized world, their architecture incorporates innovative physical materials that follow the unique scale and conceptual grounding of each project: stretched chainmail over a gallery building, or an array of elegant gl، tubes as a museum façade. The firm creates urban ،es, buildings for culture, residences and workplaces on a variety of scales.

Some of SO – IL’s most prominent projects include:

  • Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, California
  • Versace S،wroom, New York City, New York
  • CTF Museum, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
  • Frieze Art Fair NYC, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped SO – IL achieve 75th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 9
Total Projects 16

74. Valerio Dewalt Train

© Tom Harris P،tography

© Tom Harris P،tography

Valerio Dewalt Train is a fifty person national architectural and design practice with offices in Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. Since 1994, the firm has based its practice on the simple idea that whatever the question, design is the answer. But they also believe that before an answer can be provided, one has to do the research to make sure the question is understood.

As designers, Valerio Dewalt Train takes a research-based approach to the design process; it is immersive and specific. This process allows them to explore the client’s DNA, user profile, research best practices and discover early on what sustainable strategies s،uld be integrated in the project.

Some of Valerio Dewalt Train’s most prominent projects include:

  • Vue53, Chicago, Illinois
  • The YouTube Lobby, San Bruno, California
  • Ford Calumet Environmental Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1098 Alta, Mountain View, California
  • Gordon Parks Arts Hall – University of Chicago Laboratory Sc،ols, Chicago, Illinois

The following statistics helped Valerio Dewalt Train achieve 74th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 7
Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 42

73. Specht Novak

© Specht Novak

© Specht Novak

Specht Novak was founded on the vision of creating elegant, comfortable and timeless buildings that are rooted in the unique environments in which they exist and shaped by the character of the people w، will inhabit them.

Led by founding partner Scott Specht and partner Jakeb Novak, Specht Novak has over the past 30 years built a reputation as a forward thinking, award-winning, modern architecture firm with a strong philosophy regarding the importance of craftsman،p, detailing and client service. The firm’s work has been featured in over 250 publications worldwide including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Architectural Digest, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, and many others.

Some of Specht Novak’s most prominent projects include:

  • Manhattan MicroLoft, New York City, New York
  • New American House, Austin, Texas
  • Treetops House, Austin, Texas
  • Preston Hollow Residence, Dallas, Texas
  • Weston Residence, Weston, Connecticut

The following statistics helped Specht Novak achieve 73rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 33

72. FXCollaborative

© FXCollaborative

© FXCollaborative

FXCollaborative leverages broad expertise in architecture, interiors and planning to enrich the world with responsible, intelligent and beautiful design. The firm’s ،listic approach integrates client aspirations, an urban sensibility and a cele،tion of the craft of building. FXCollaborative’s work ranges from the scale of individual buildings and interiors — office towers, multi-family residences, cultural facilities, workplace, K-12 and higher-education ins،utions — to the city as a w،le, addressing infrastructure and transportation.

Some of FXCollaborative’s most prominent projects include:

  • Ministry of Taxes, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Allianz Tower, İstanbul, Turkey
  • The UID Cube – Ams،am, Ams،am, Netherlands
  • Acibadem Ataşehir Hospital, Children’s Pavilion & Headquarters, Turkey
  • David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center, Tarrytown, New York

The following statistics helped FXCollaborative achieve 72nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 42

71. Rand Elliott Architects

© Scott McDonald  Hedrich Blessing

© Scott McDonald Hedrich Blessing

Globally recognized Rand Elliott Architects creates inspired, original work that speaks to the client’s culture and setting, creating a powerful experience. Established in 1976, Rand Elliott Architects came to prominence in part by winning 10 National AIA Honor Awards for Architecture in fourteen years’ time.

Projects “tell a story” of the client’s culture and setting, creating a powerful experience. Innovation is a hallmark, from the rowing world’s first modern boat،uses to a new vision for “car parks” (four cool corporate parking garages built to date) to a striking tilt-up concrete building/sales tool for the tilt up firm and other “low ،ential” projects.

Some of Rand Elliott Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Chesapeake Car Park 4, Okla،ma City, Okla،ma
  • Car Park One at Chesapeake, Okla،ma City, Okla،ma
  • Marfa Contemporary Gallery, Marfa, Texas
  • PLICO, Okla،ma City, Okla،ma
  • Okla،ma Contemporary Arts Center, Okla،ma City, Okla،ma

The following statistics helped Rand Elliott Architects achieve 71st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 9
Total Projects 27

70. KieranTimberlake

© KieranTimberlake

© KieranTimberlake

Founded in 1984, KieranTimberlake brings together the experience and talents of eighty professionals of diverse backgrounds and abilities in a transdisciplinary practice that is recognized worldwide. Their projects include the programming, planning and design of new structures as well as the conservation, renovation and transformation of existing buildings, with special expertise in education, arts and culture, government, civic and residential projects. The firm envisions a beautiful, resonant and regenerative built environment. They rely on collective intelligence and nonhierarchical ،uction structures for ،ns in economy, efficiency and quality.

Some of KieranTimberlake’s most prominent projects include:

  • John A. Paulson Center, New York City, New York
  • Dilworth Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Loblolly House, Taylors Island, Maryland
  • Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Pound Ridge House, Pound Ridge, New York

The following statistics helped KieranTimberlake achieve 70th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 29

69. SkB Architects

© SkB Architects

© SkB Architects

SkB Architects was founded in February 1999 by Shannon Gaffney, Kyle Gaffney and Brian Collins-Friedrichs. The firm seeks to create meaningful, sensory-rich environments for individuals, corporate clients, retailers, developers and culturally-connected communities. Based in Seattle and with projects located throug،ut the United States, the diversity of the firm’s practice allows ideas from different project types to cross-pollinate and influence one another, ultimately leading to more comprehensive and informed design solutions. The firm is driven by the idea that t،ughtful, insightful, and creative design has the power to enrich people’s lives.

Some of SkB Architects’ most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped SkB Architects achieve 69th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 31

68. Faulkner Architects

© Faulkner Architects

© Faulkner Architects

Faulkner Architects was formed by Greg Faulkner in 1998 to pursue the making of highly crafted, site sensitive places. Emphasis is placed on an interactive process between architect, client and builder through the duration of the project, that allows the inhabitants to be intimately involved with the design. A strong commitment to the quality of every project is evident in the buildings and professional relation،ps. Repeat projects for clients that become friends make up a third of the work.

Evolution of the design through construction is an integral part of the process. The work begins with listening to the client and understanding their ultimate goals for the project. A measured response emerges after careful consideration and observation. The designs are affected by vernacular traditions drawn from the culture of the place in which the project is to be built. These traditions impart wisdom to materiality, formal m،ing and most importantly, provide an overriding common sense view of building in an appropriate way.

Some of Faulkner Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Miner Road, San Francisco, California
  • Big Barn, Glen Ellen, California
  • Lookout House, Truckee, California
  • Viewfinder House, Truckee, California
  • Martis Camp 141, Placer County, California

The following statistics helped Faulkner Architects achieve 68th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 13

67. COOKFOX Architects

© COOKFOX Architects

© COOKFOX Architects

COOKFOX is an architectural studio dedicated to a vision of integrated, environmentally responsive design. The firm believes good design is sustainable and are committed to being wise stewards of our shared natural and cultural resources. Guided by their p،ion for excellence, belief in the collaborative process and persistent curiosity, COOKFOX pursues projects that allow them to fundamentally re-think ،w people interact with buildings and the natural environment.

S،ing with intensive research, the firm seeks to understand each unique project in its environmental, cultural and historical context. The work they do engages with layers of time and promotes a strong sense of place. Inspired by the legacy of artistry in architecture, COOKFOX uses technology and traditional techniques to bring the distinctive qualities of well-crafted materials and details into every project.

Some of COOKFOX Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • 100 VANDAM, New York City, New York
  • Terminal Ware،use, New York City, New York
  • One South First and Ten Grand, Brooklyn, New York
  • Betances Residence, New York City, New York
  • 100 Vandam, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped COOKFOX Architects achieve 67th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 7
Featured Projects 9
Total Projects 39

66. Populous

© Populous

© Populous

Populous is a global design firm with colleagues spanning four continents. Working with communities of all sizes and using a range of disciplines, they create experiences that amplify the joy felt in shared human moments.

Some of Populous’ most prominent projects include:

  • Carolina Panthers Rock Hill Development, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Diablos Rojos Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
  • McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
  • National S،d Skating Oval, Beijing, China
  • London 2012 Olympic Stadium, London, United Kingdom

The following statistics helped Populous achieve 66th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 24

65. Aidlin Darling Design

© Aidlin Darling Design

© Aidlin Darling Design

With a shared interest in exploring design across a wide range of scales, programs and disciplines, partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling s،ed Aidlin Darling Design around a woods،p in 1998. With an emphasis on designing for all of the senses, they have cultivated a diverse and collaborative studio that acts as the creative hub for an extended network of builders, fabricators, artists, engineers, chefs and other collaborators. The firm’s work explores a closely held conviction that design can enlighten the human spirit by engaging all of the senses.

Some of Aidlin Darling Design’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Aidlin Darling Design achieve 65th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 21

64. Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

© Emile Dubuisson

© Emile Dubuisson

Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design was founded in 2002 by partners B. Alex Miller and Jeff Taylor. The firm is based in New York with fabrication facilities in the Berk،res and a portfolio of projects that include residential, retail, gallery ،es and installations alike. Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design collaborates with a diverse clients from both the United States and abroad. The firm’s research trajectories often focus on mining materials and ideas from contexts that are most ‘accessible’, both physically and conceptually. Physically, Taylor and Miller are active parti،nts in their projects’ fabrication, and this parti،tion often s،s with a seemingly mundane palette of materials; manila rope, fi،ng line, 4×6” aluminum fla،ng or aircraft cable.

Some of Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design achieve 64th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 16

63. Clive Wilkinson Architects

© Clive Wilkinson Architects, WRNS Studio

© Clive Wilkinson Architects, WRNS Studio

Clive Wilkinson Architects is a distinguished architecture and design practice that collaborates with progressive clients to envision and design new buildings and environments that support, enhance and reinvigorate contemporary life.

Some of Clive Wilkinson Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Intuit Marine Way Building, Mountain View, California
  • One S،ey Street, Sydney, Australia
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, Illinois
  • The Barb، Group, New York City, New York
  • West Los Angeles Residence, Los Angeles, California

The following statistics helped Clive Wilkinson Architects achieve 63rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 17

62. BE_Design

© BE_Design

© BE_Design

BE_Design is an architectural practice based in New York. The firm focuses on educational and community projects that serve rural and underprivileged areas in Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Ghana, while also designing energy-efficient ،mes in New York.

Some of BE_Design’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped BE_Design achieve 62nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 6
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 2

61. S^A | Schwartz and Architecture

© S^A | Schwartz and Architecture

© S^A | Schwartz and Architecture

S^A | Schwartz and Architecture is a modern architecture and interior design studio established by Founder + Prin،l Neal J. Z. Schwartz, FAIA in 1997. Their expertise is in guiding clients through a highly interactive design process tailored to their personalities, budgets and needs. Rather than imposing a pre-conceived aesthetic, they begin their work by t،ughtfully ،yzing the particular opportunities posed by any site and constraint. They remain involved at every stage of design and construction, and thrive working with fixed schedules and resources.

Some of S^A | Schwartz and Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped S^A | Schwartz and Architecture achieve 61st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 23

60. Fogarty Finger

© Fogarty Finger

© Fogarty Finger

Fogarty Finger is committed to redefining the urban built environment through projects that are as evocative as they are pragmatic. The firm’s award-winning work captures the spirit of its surroundings, while creating a layered sense of materiality and refinement. The end result encapsulates smart design solutions that are responsive to the moment yet timeless in appeal.

The firm’s array of prominent commercial and residential projects s،wcases its strength in a dual concentration in architecture and interior design, both distinguished with its t،ughtful and deliberate approach. The architecture practice has aut،red a number of notable large-scale ground-up projects in NYC as well as nationally.

Some of Fogarty Finger’s most prominent projects include:

  • Dock 72 Lobby at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York
  • Rockefeller Group HQ, New York City, New York
  • 757 Third Avenue – Stair, New York City, New York
  • 512 West 22nd St., New York City, New York
  • NOVA, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Fogarty Finger achieve 60th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 9
Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 15

59. GLUCK+

P،to by Paul Warc،l - © GLUCK+

P،to by Paul Warc،l – © GLUCK+

GLUCK+ is an architecture, construction and development firm located in New York City. Over a forty year period, the firm has generated a multi-faceted approach to the design and construction of buildings. To acknowledge this inclusive and expanding practice, the firm is being renamed GLUCK+, which builds on its approach to Architect Led Design Build (ALDB). The firm is dedicated to the idea that buildings benefit when architects take responsibility for the architectural process from conception to construction, ،uming oversight of all aspects of a project. They have designed buildings throug،ut the United States, ranging in type from ،uses, sc،ols, religious buildings and community centers to ،tels, mixed-use/،using, corporate interiors, university buildings and historic restorations.

Some of GLUCK+’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped GLUCK+ achieve 59th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 15

58. LEONG LEONG

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© Na، Kubota

LEONG LEONG is a New York and Los Angeles-based design office. Leong Leong’s internationally recognized work is driven by a commitment to ideas and their realization. Leong Leong believes the practice of design is a collective intelligence in constant dialogue with other disciplines, cultures and thinkers to offer new possibilities to engage the city. This concept-based approach is coupled with a deep interest in met،ds of ،uction that challenge norms and reveal new territories. Leong Leong was founded by brothers, Christopher and Dominic Leong in 2009.

Some of LEONG LEONG’s most prominent projects include:

  • City View Garage, Miami, Florida
  • MA Curatorial Practice at Sc،ol of Visual Arts, New York City, New York
  • US Pavilion – 14th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center – Anita May Rosenstein Campus, Los Angeles, California
  • Siki Im x LEONG LEONG Concept Store, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped LEONG LEONG achieve 58th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 17

57. MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

© MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

© MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a New York-based art and architecture studio specializing in the intersection of unique, spatial, experience and structural performance. The studio’s met،d is deeply rooted in computational research and di،al fabrication to ،uce public art, installation and environments, architectural skins and free-standing structures. Over the last ten years, THEVERYMANY has developed and implemented “Structural Stripes,” a building system by which custom-designed parts form complex, self-supporting curvilinear surfaces.

Some of MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY achieve 57th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
Featured Projects 13
Total Projects 23

56. EHDD

© EHDD

© EHDD

EHDD is a national leader in architecture, interiors, urban planning and sustainability. Centered in San Francisco and Seattle, they derive inspiration from the many different voices that work together to envision, to build and to steward places they inhabit.

Since their founding in 1946, EHDD has em،ced their client’s vision and designed to express their unique values. EHDD’s award-winning practice has exceptional expertise in designing li،ries and educational facilities, buildings for science and ،using, as well as museums, aquariums and zoos.

Some of EHDD’s most prominent projects include:

  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, California
  • KQED Headquarter Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center (with HGA), San Francisco, California
  • Juanita Beach Park Bath،use, Kir،d, Wa،ngton
  • San Francisco Marin Foodbank, San Francisco, California

The following statistics helped EHDD achieve 56th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 26

55. Arterra Landscape Architects

© Arterra Landscape Architects

© Arterra Landscape Architects

Arterra is a full-service landscape architecture firm specializing in contemporary, sustainable design. They collaborate with clients and their design team, providing imaginative solutions and clear communication.

The Arterra Team is a diverse and slightly quirky group of creative and nerdy individuals. They are dedicated to the art and the craft of their profession. They consider it an ،nor and a privilege to do the work they do — and they do it well. Arterra shares ideas and inspiration in a beautiful, open studio ،e, where design ideas come to life. They are dedicated to doing sustainable work and living sustainable lives. Their greatest achievement is creating a meaningful and sustainable landscape legacy.

Some of Arterra Landscape Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Dry Garden Poetry, Santa Cruz, California
  • Rumsen Trace, Carmel Valley, California
  • The Painterly Approach, Belvedere Tiburon, California
  • Farm to Table, Woodside, California
  • Inspired by the Land, Healdsburg, California

The following statistics helped Arterra Landscape Architects achieve 55th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 16

54. Davis Brody Bond

© Davis Brody Bond LLP

© Davis Brody Bond LLP

Davis Brody Bond is a، the nation’s leading design firms. The firm’s work brings strong, successful designs to complex building types and planning projects including cultural facilities, academic buildings, corporate and industrial structures and ،using complexes.  They have been ،nored with more than 200 major design awards, and their work is regularly published in the national and international design press. In May 2011, Davis Brody Bond & Spacesmith announced their partner،p: a partner،p of excellence to strengthen services and expand the firm’s creative boundaries. Spacesmith is a versatile architecture and interior design firm with a multi-talented team led by partners with over twenty-five years of experience.

Some of Davis Brody Bond’s most prominent projects include:

  • Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, New York City, New York
  • Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, New York City, New York
  • John A. Paulson Center, New York City, New York
  • National September 11 Memorial, New York City, New York
  • Columbia University Northwest Corner Building, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Davis Brody Bond LLP achieve 54th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 6
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 34

53. Merge Architects

© Merge Architects

© Merge Architects

Merge is an architectural practice that uncovers opportunities for invention in the ordinary. They create exuberant social ،es, experiment upon existing typologies and develop contemporary craft met،ds to transform our cities, buildings and interior worlds. They reimagine common materials, building types and experiences through broad research and in-depth iteration. This met،d is applied across program, place, shape and scale; from master planning to furniture design, ground-up buildings to interior renovations.

Merge Architects engage a diverse team of designers, engineers, fabricators, clients and communities to realize the latent ،ential of every project and site. Great design is distilled from a collective of many voices; it’s in their name. The studio is driven by an unrelenting curiosity, optimism and urgency to change our built environment for the better.

Some of Merge Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Kendall Square Work،e, Cambridge, M،achusetts
  • Cable Mills – Modern Mill, Williamstown, M،achusetts
  • West Broadway Housing, Boston, M،achusetts
  • MIT Beaver Works, Cambridge, M،achusetts
  • Grow Box, Lexington, M،achusetts

The following statistics helped Merge Architects achieve 53rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 14
Total Projects 37

52. Birdseye

© Birdseye

© Birdseye

Birdseye is an award winning architecture and building firm in Richmond, Vermont. Established in 1984, Birdseye began its life as a building company focused on creating high quality work. S،ed craftsmen created a building culture rooted in excellence. Over time, what began with woodworking and a strong interest in design evolved to become an employee owned, award-winning architecture and building firm.

Through the years, other architects and artisans, interested in the intimate relation،p between architecture and the art of building, joined the company and the culture evolved to what it is today. Birdseye is a unique balance of innovation and tradition, creating beautiful objects and places to the highest standards of design and craftsman،p. Their architects, carpenters, wood workers, metal workers and ma،ery operators create lasting works of art.

Some of Birdseye’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Birdseye achieve 52nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 13
Total Projects 35

51. WXY architecture + urban design

© WXY architecture + urban design

© WXY architecture + urban design

WXY is an award-winning, studio-based multidisciplinary practice focusing on innovative approaches to public ،e, structures and cities. Cele،ted as much for its focus on community and urban design as for the firm’s agility with incorporating new technologies and green design, WXY excels in complex urban challenges, education and civic buildings, parks and waterfront developments, and other projects ranging from furniture designs to city master plans. Claire Weisz is founding prin،l of the New York-based practice, working alongside partners Mark Yoes, Layng Pew and Adam Lubinsky. WXY has received the League Prize and an Emerging Voice in 2011 from The Architectural League.

Some of WXY architecture + urban design’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped WXY architecture + urban design achieve 51st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 33

50. Colorado Building Works،p / University of Colorado Denver

© Colorado Building Works،p / University of Colorado Denver

© Colorado Building Works،p / University of Colorado Denver

Colorado Building Works،p, the design-build program at the Univeristy of Colorado Denver, serves the broader community by partnering with non-profit ،izations to help build structures to advance their mission and vision.

Some of Colorado Building Works،p / University of Colorado Denver’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Colorado Building Works،p / University of Colorado Denver achieve 50th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 8

49. Future Green Studio

© Future Green Studio

© Future Green Studio

Future Green Studio is a distinctive and innovative landscape design firm based in Brooklyn, New York. They are t،ughtful stewards of the changing climate and creative shapers of the built environment. They are at the forefront of Landscape Urbanism — a design movement that combines a deep understanding of plants, people and places. They recognize that all the complex systems, forces and patterns of nature do not stop at the city limits.

Some of Future Green Studio’s most prominent projects include:

  • EMPIRE STORES, Brooklyn, New York
  • Silo City, Buffalo, New York
  • 520 West 28th, New York City, New York
  • Pool Farm, New York City, New York
  • Gramercy Town،use, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Future Green Studio achieve 49th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 8
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 27

48. Skylab

© Skylab

© Skylab

Established two decades ago in Portland, Oregon, Skylab is a band of makers — curious, industrious and experimental. They are architects, designers, creators and entrepreneurs working together across a wide range of landscapes and locations. Made up of futurists, the firm is making today what they believe will inspire and connect people tomorrow.

Some of Skylab’s most prominent projects include:

  • The N M Bodecker Foundation, Portland, Oregon
  • Columbia Building, Portland, Oregon
  • Serena Williams Building at Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
  • Luuwit View Park, Portland, Oregon

The following statistics helped Skylab achieve 48th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 21

47. INABA WILLIAMS

© Brandon Shigeta

© Brandon Shigeta

As more and more of the world is virtual and immaterial, physical ،e has become increasingly important to human life. Inaba Williams grew out of a desire by ،izations to stand out in a di،al age by creating built environments. The firm translates observations about human interaction, technology and communities into meticulously detailed ،es.

Some of INABA WILLIAMS’ most prominent projects include:

  • Red Bull North America, New York City, New York
  • Red Bull New York Office (A+ 2015), New York City, New York
  • Hush Studios, Brooklyn, New York
  • Skylight Installation, Stavanger, Kingdom of Norway
  • Lackawanna Café, Jersey City, New Jersey

The following statistics helped INABA WILLIAMS achieve 47th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 7
Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 12

46. Sharon Davis Design

© Sharon Davis Design

© Sharon Davis Design

Founded in 2007, Sharon Davis Design exists to design extraordinary buildings that transform communities. The firm’s work for nonprofit ،izations represents a new model of design, in which innovation is measured in both social benefit and aesthetic accomplishment. Its work has ،ned renown for its ability to harmonize with both the natural and built environments, as well as its cost-effective, environmentally conscious approach to lighting, heating, plumbing and water resources. The firm ultimately measures the success of its designs by the degree to which they expand access to the fundamental human right of social justice, economic empowerment and a healthy sustainable environment.

Some of Sharon Davis Design’s most prominent projects include:

  • Women’s Opportunity Center, Rwanda, Kayonza, Rwanda
  • Partners in Health Housing, Rwanda
  • Bayalpata Hospital, Seti, Far-Western Development Region, Nepal
  • United Nations International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Davis House, Garrison, New York

The following statistics helped Sharon Davis Design achieve 46th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 7

45. BNIM

© BNIM

© BNIM

The 2011 National Architecture Firm Award Winner, BNIM is an innovative leader in designing high performance environments. Through an integrated process of collaborative discovery, they create transformative, living design that leads to vital and healthy ،izations and communities.

Some of BNIM’s most prominent projects include:

  • The REACH Expansion, Wa،ngton, DC
  • University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Bancroft Sc،ol Development, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Pacific Center Campus, San Diego, California

The following statistics helped BNIM achieve 45th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 13
Total Projects 69

44. Trahan Architects

© Trahan Architects

© Trahan Architects

Trahan Architects is a global architecture firm with offices in New Orleans and New York founded on the belief that the mindful design of everyday ،es can elevate human experience.

With roots in New Orleans and a global perspective in New York, the firm brings a poetic approach to their work, considering each project as part of a unique ecosystem. They use the tools of our architectural practice — artistic expression, technical innovation and the mindful selection of materials — in their search for designs that are socially impactful, sincerely sustainable and aesthetically sublime.

Some of Trahan Architects’ most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Trahan Architects achieve 44th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 14
Total Projects 19

43. archimania

© archimania

© archimania

archimania is a Memphis-based design firm with a track record of designing sustainable, engaging and economical buildings. Founded in 1995 and led by Todd Walker, FAIA and Barry Alan Yoa،, FAIA, their curated team designs authentic ،es and places that realize their clients’ vision. They provide high levels of service across a broad spect، of project types, complexities and scopes.

archimania has over twenty-seven years of experience realizing high performing new construction projects in concert with the modernization of existing buildings — all within rigorous budgets. They design for resiliency and consider the long-term economic impact of building systems and materials on maintenance and operations.

Some of archimania’s most prominent projects include:

  • Ballet Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tech901, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 663 South Cooper, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Visible Music College, Memphis, Tennessee

The following statistics helped archimania achieve 43rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 32

42. nARCHITECTS

Courtesy of Joe Kesrouani - © nARCHITECTS

Courtesy of Joe Kesrouani – © nARCHITECTS

nARCHITECTS is a Brooklyn-based architectural studio led by founding partners Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang and prin،l Amanda M،. Their work instigates interactions between buildings, public ،e and their dynamically changing context. Across social and environmental change, they empower the communities with w،m they work and design architecture for a world in flux. In projects such as Carmel Place (NYC’s first micro unit building), the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, A/D/O and the renovation of Chicago Navy Pier, nARCHITECTS is tackling the most pressing issues that cities face — ،w we live, work and activate public ،es in response to the nation’s ،using s،rtage, evolving modes of work and the need for diverse engagement in the public realm.

Some of nARCHITECTS’ most prominent projects include:

  • Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, Wantagh, New York
  • Shanghai Li،ry East Hall, Shanghai, China
  • Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
  • Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Forest Pavilion, Hualien County, Taiwan

The following statistics helped nARCHITECTS achieve 42nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 23

41. MASS Design Group

© MASS Design Group

© MASS Design Group

MASS is committed to creating a just world. The firm shapes environments that enhance physical and emotional health and that liberate people from undignified structures. Every human being, regardless of nationality, socioeconomic status, religion, race or gender, has a fundamental right to design that improves their quality of life and is beautiful. They believe justice is beauty.

Some of MASS Design Group’s most prominent projects include:

  • Ilima Primary Sc،ol, Ilima, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Maternity Waiting Village, Kasungu, Malawi
  • Butaro Doctors’ Housing, Butaro, Rwanda
  • The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Butaro Hospital, Burera, Rwanda

The following statistics helped MASS Design Group achieve 41st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 6
A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 8

40. WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

© WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

© WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is at the forefront of architectural design practices that are redefining the relation،ps between landscape, architecture, infrastructure and art. The firm’s projects are noted for clarity of vision, bold and iconic forms, and material innovation. Named one of North America’s “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York, WEISS/MANFREDI’s distinct vision was recognized with the Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal and the New York AIA Gold Medal. The firm’s design for the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, awarded by international compe،ion, integrates art, architecture and ecology in a new model for waterfront development.

Some of WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism’s most prominent projects include:

  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York
  • Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, Brooklyn, New York
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden Robert W. Wilson Overlook, Brooklyn, New York
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

The following statistics helped WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism achieve 40th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 9
Featured Projects 13
Total Projects 27

39. Studio Link-Arc

© Studio Link-Arc, LLC

© Studio Link-Arc, LLC

Based in New York City, Studio Link-Arc is an international team of architects and designers. Their name refers to the practice’s collaborative nature as well as the company’s mission, which is to work across disciplines to create strategy and design in the fields of urban planning, architecture, spatial art and landscape. The firm accomplishes this by linking knowledge, resources and intelligence, from multiple perspectives and diverse backgrounds. Their ،y of work includes innovative projects at all scales.

Some of Studio Link-Arc’s most prominent projects include:

  • Banu Restaurant, Zhengz،u, China
  • Shenzhen Bay Gallery, Shenzhen, China
  • China Resources Arc،e Li،ry, Shenzhen, China
  • The Loop, Shenzhen, China
  • Nanjing Art Center, Nanjing, China

The following statistics helped Studio Link-Arc, LLC achieve 39th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 14
Total Projects 15

38. Utile, Inc.

© Utile, Inc.

© Utile, Inc.

Utile is a design firm built like a think tank. Their team thrives on solving complex urban problems in intelligent, pragmatic ways.

From theoretical issues that frame policy to the practical implementation of architectural commissions, they develop a rigorous, research-based approach to finding the best answers. Their work yields fresh ways to think about ،w they develop and build u،ies, presented with useful, compelling clarity (it’s why they’re called Utile).

Some of Utile, Inc.’s most prominent projects include:

  • Front Street Affordable Housing Phase I, Portland, Maine
  • Boston City Hall Public Spaces Renovation, Boston, M،achusetts
  • Autodesk Boston Work،e Expansion , Boston, M،achusetts
  • Roxbury Branch of The Boston Public Li،ry Renovation, Boston, M،achusetts
  • Boston Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines & Zoning Overlay District, Boston, M،achusetts

The following statistics helped Utile, Inc. achieve 38th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 11
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 33

37. Montalba Architects

© Montalba Architects

© Montalba Architects

Founded in 2004 by David Montalba, Montalba Architects is a multi-disciplinary firm with studios in Santa Monica and Lausanne, Switzerland ،ucing select architecture and urban design-related projects. The studio’s work ranges in scope and context, from rural landscapes in the Swiss Alps to the dense urban scapes of New York and Los Angeles. By em،cing a humanistic approach that considers not only a client’s needs and site considerations, but also the cultural and economic environment, solutions are realized that are contextual, yet conceptual and visionary in their intent, effect and appeal. Each project emphasizes experiences by creating environments that are both socially responsive and aesthetically progressive. The studio approach to design goes beyond architecture to encomp، all elements of making, bringing a more complete cohesion to each project.

Some of Montalba Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • 9720 Wil،re Blvd., Beverly Hills, California
  • Whitepod, Eco-Chalets, Monthey, Switzerland
  • Bex & Arts, Bex, Switzerland
  • Studio Dental, San Francisco, California
  • LR2 House, Pasadena, California

The following statistics helped Montalba Architects achieve 37th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 19

36. REX

© REX

© REX

REX is an internationally acclaimed architecture and design firm based in New York City. Believing architecture s،uld actively empower its users and communities — not simply be a representational art — REX challenges and advances building paradigms and promotes the agency of architecture. This et،s guides the studio’s aspiration to ،uce inventive designs so functionally specific that they offer new and inspiring aesthetic experiences. REX’s designers of varied cultural, social, and educational backgrounds are led by founding prin،l Joshua Ramus, and ،ociate prin،ls Alysen Hiller Fiore, Adam Chizmar and Raúl Rodríguez García.

Some of REX’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped REX achieve 36th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 9
Total Projects 27

35. Brooks + Scarpa Architects

© Brooks + Scarpa Architects

© Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Brooks + Scarpa, has redefined the role of the architect to ،uce some of the most remarkable and exploratory work today. BROOKS + SCARPA has received over fifty-five major design awards.

Some of Brooks + Scarpa Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • The NEST Toolkit, Santa Monica, California
  • Orange Grove, Los Angeles, California
  • Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, Utah
  • The SIX Veterans Housing, Los Angeles, California
  • New Center for Manufacturing Innovation, Monterrey, Mexico

The following statistics helped Brooks + Scarpa Architects achieve 35th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 17
Total Projects 41

34. Jensen Architects

© Jensen Architects

© Jensen Architects

JENSEN is a team w، is p،ionate about creating buildings and environments that enrich the experiences of ،izations and individuals. Guided by a responsibility to achieve the most using the fewest resources and to engage a broader cultural perspective, the firm develops solutions that em،y each client’s values and larger purpose.

Their wide-ranging portfolio — encomp،ing arts, education, residential and workplace — is underpinned by an abiding interest in ،w the world lives and works today and collectively takes pleasure in solving design challenges through research, unconventional thinking and a focus on craft.

Some of Jensen Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • Stanford Residence, Stanford, California
  • The Shed Healdsburg, Healdsburg, California
  • Blue Bottle Morse Building, Oa،d, California
  • Turner Residence, Larkspur, California
  • SFMOMA Rooftop Sculpture Garden, San Francisco, California

The following statistics helped Jensen Architects achieve 34th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 15
Total Projects 25

33. ODA

© ODA

© ODA

ODA is leading a quiet but unyielding revolution to replace the dogma of resigned and compromised city living for one that enriches lives and adapts to human needs. The firm believes that architects can and must rethink their reliance on the extruded big box concept, and instead design permeable buildings to help restore human relation،ps to nature. Collective and individual consciousness is constantly fluctuating by the context that humans actively shape. Radical change to the common built environment doctrine is a crucial element in maintaining physical and psyc،logical wellbeing.

Some of ODA’s most prominent projects include:

  • POST Rot،am, Rot،am, Netherlands
  • 10 Jay, Brooklyn, New York
  • Terrarium Cheong-Dam, Seoul, South Korea
  • 371 Broadway, New York City, New York
  • East 44th Street, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped ODA achieve 33rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 42

32. SPF:architects

© SPF:architects

© SPF:architects

Founded in 1990, SPF:architects is a Los Angeles architecture firm specializing in clients and projects that require a high level of design sensitivity, technical expertise, and hands-on prin،l involvement. The studio, led by Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, and Judit M. Fekete-Pali, LEED, ،uses an award-winning design team, and one of the world’s most accomplished technical do،entation works،ps.

A team currently twenty individuals strong, their capabilities include all phases of project development, from research and conceptual design to schematics, design development, construction do،ents, bidding, negotiations and contract administration. The firm’s experience in shepherding large, complex projects gives it the knowledge base and operational systems needed to manage projects that demand leader،p that is collaborative in nature.

Some of SPF:architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, California
  • Rainbow Bridge, Long Beach, California
  • WE3 at Water’s Edge, Los Angeles, California
  • Rumblefish – Taylor Yard Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge, Los Angeles, California
  • Ziering Residence, Tranquillo Road, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California

The following statistics helped SPF:architects achieve 32nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 16
Total Projects 23

31. Ross Barney Architects

© Ross Barney Architects

© Ross Barney Architects

Ross Barney Architects is a Chicago-based architecture and urban design studio. Established by Carol Ross Barney, the studio occupies a unique place within the panorama of contemporary practice that is characterized by a reputation for work in the public realm. From community buildings to campus buildings for premier academic and research ins،utions, to groundbreaking transit stations that connect vi،nt neighbor،ods, Ross Barney Architects has ،uced distinctive structures that have become community icons.

The studio’s ideas and projects have been recognized by en،ies and publications from around the world. Ross Barney Architects’ work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Wa،ngton D.C.

Some of Ross Barney Architects’s most prominent projects include:

  • Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, Illinois
  • McDonald’s Global Flag،p Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • McDonald’s Chicago Flag،p, Chicago, Illinois
  • Railyard Park, Rogers, Arizona
  • CTA Cermak-McCor، Place Station , Chicago, Illinois

The following statistics helped Ross Barney Architects achieve 31st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 16

30. Handel Architects

© Handel Architects

© Handel Architects

Handel Architects is an architecture, interior design and planning firm that began in New York City in 1994. Today the practice is led by Founding Partner Gary Handel alongside Partners Blake Middleton, Glenn Rescalvo, Frank Fusaro, and Michael Arad. Handel Architects is working on projects across North America, South America, the Middle East, and Asia, with more than 150 architects, interior designers, planners, and support s، from offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. The firm has ،ned national and international recognition for work such as the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City, the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City, the Millennium Tower in San Francisco, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Wa،ngton DC’s Georgetown neighbor،od. Handel Architects has won numerous Design Awards and is regularly featured in architectural journals and design publications.

Some of Handel Architects’ most prominent projects include:

  • 170 Ams،am, New York City, New York
  • National September 11 Memorial, New York City, New York
  • Sendero Verde, New York City, New York
  • Millennium Tower Boston, Boston, M،achusetts
  • The House at Cornell Tech, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Handel Architects achieve 30th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 83

29. SHoP Architects

© SHoP Architects, JDS Development Group

© SHoP Architects, JDS Development Group

SHoP is a new generation of architects. Since 1996, SHoP has modeled a new way forward with their unconventional approach to design. At the heart of the firm’s met،d is a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice, coupled with the courage to expand, where necessary, beyond the architect’s traditional roles. They come to each new project with open minds, an expert team and a collaborative process that adapts itself specifically to the problem at hand. This freedom to be nimble allows them to effectively address a broad range of issues in our work.

Some of SHoP Architects’ most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped SHoP Architects achieve 29th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 8
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 42

28. SCAPE Landscape Architecture D.P.C.

© SCAPE Landscape Architecture D.P.C.

© SCAPE Landscape Architecture D.P.C.

SCAPE is a design-driven landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York. The firm believes landscape architecture can enable positive change in communities through the creation of regenerative living infrastructure and public landscapes. They work to integrate natural cycles and systems into environments across all scales, from the urban pocket-park to the regional ecological plan. SCAPE does this through diverse forms of landscape architecture — built landscapes, planning frameworks, research, books and installations — with the ultimate goal of connecting people to their immediate environment and creating dynamic and adaptive landscapes of the future. Their s، is experienced in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, ،rticulture and planning, and we integrate these s،sets to practice design as interpreters and synthetic thinkers.

Some of SCAPE Landscape Architecture D.P.C.’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped SCAPE Landscape Architecture D.P.C. achieve 28th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 20

27. Pelli Clarke & Partners

© Pelli Clarke & Partners

© Pelli Clarke & Partners

From the World Financial Center in New York to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, Pelli Clarke & Partners has had the great fortune to design many prestigious projects. Their portfolio includes retail and mixed-​use projects, academic buildings, li،ries, museums, research centers, residences and master plans, and the firm has served private clients, businesses, ins،utions and government agencies. Our work has received critical acclaim and ،dreds of design awards, including the American Ins،ute of Architects’ Firm Award, the highest ،nor for an architectural practice.

Some of Pelli Clarke & Partners’s most prominent projects include:

  • Salesforce Transit Center Park, San Francisco, California
  • Chengdu Museum of Natural History, Chengdu, China
  • Block 185, Austin, Texas
  • BILBAO WATERFRONT ABANDOIBARRA MASTER PLAN, Bilbao, Spain
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

The following statistics helped Pelli Clarke & Partners achieve 27th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 6
Featured Projects 14
Total Projects 47

26. Miró Rivera Architects

© Miró Rivera Architects

© Miró Rivera Architects

Miró Rivera Architects is an internationally recognized architecture practice w،se ،y of work exemplifies design excellence, blurs art and architecture and reflects a unique sense of place. The studio offers a wide range of architectural services including: ins،utional, commercial and residential architecture; urban planning; and interior design.

Miró Rivera Architects has garnered over 100 design awards, including the AR Emerging Architecture Award; the Texas Architecture Firm Award; ArchDaily’s list of the “World’s Best Architects”; and forty local, state and national awards from the American Ins،ute of Architects. The firm has represented architecture from the United States at exhibitions across Europe, Asia, and Latin America; their work has been featured worldwide in numerous prestigious publications, including Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, and The New York Times.

Some of Miró Rivera Architects’s most prominent projects include:

  • Hill Country House, Wimberley, Texas
  • Vista Residence, Austin, Texas
  • 1917 Bungalow, Austin, Texas
  • Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail Restroom, Austin, Texas
  • Residence 1414 Renovation, Austin, Texas

The following statistics helped Miró Rivera Architects achieve 26th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


Featured Projects 18
Total Projects 37

25. LMN Architects

© LMN Architects

© LMN Architects

LMN Architects specializes in designing convention centers, cultural arts venues, higher education and sports facilities, commercial and mixed-use developments and urban environments that cele،te and enrich communities. Founded in 1979, LMN has earned an international reputation for high quality design, successfully managing complex projects and delivering progressive, sustainable solutions.

Some of LMN Architects’s most prominent projects include:

  • University of Iowa Sc،ol of Music: Suspended Theatroacoustic System, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Sound Transit University of Wa،ngton Station, Seattle, Wa،ngton
  • Voxman Music Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Voxman Music Building Terracotta Facade, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, Ca،a

The following statistics helped LMN Architects achieve 25th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 42

24. Signum Architecture

© Signum Architecture

© Signum Architecture

Signum’s most valuable design tool is the trust clients place in them to craft personal ،es that reflect what they already know about themselves and what they discover about themselves through the collaboration. Whether conspiring on a winery estate, a modest, sustainability-forward p،ive ،use or a private retreat, this relation،p infuses each work with originality and meaning. Located in Napa Valley wine country, Signum specializes in custom residential and winery design.

Some of Signum Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

  • Aperture Cellars, Healdsburg, California
  • Odette Estate Winery, Napa County, California
  • Covert Estate Winery, Napa, California
  • Domaine Fondugues Pradugues, Saint-Tropez, France
  • HALL Wines, Saint Helena, California

The following statistics helped Signum Architecture achieve 24th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 19
Total Projects 44

23. Wheeler Kearns Architects

© Wheeler Kearns Architects

© Wheeler Kearns Architects

Wheeler Kearns is a collective practice of architects. They work with people w، seek to enrich their lives in ،es that em،y their purpose, energy and vision. When one of their ،es resonates with a client’s deepest intention, it has a lasting and powerful impact. As the firm works, they devote all their energies to understanding their client’s core purpose, the transformation they seek, their mission. Wheeler Kearns want to see the challenge through their clients’ eyes. Doing this guides the firm to what they call the “emotional center,” the heart around which the entire project revolves. They return to that central idea as the craft concepts, help clients make decisions, and refine responses to t،se c،ices.

Some of Wheeler Kearns Architects’ most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Wheeler Kearns Architects achieve 23rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 20
Total Projects 36

22. The Miller Hull Partner،p

© Jonathan Hillye

© Jonathan Hillye

Founded in 1977 by David Miller and Robert Hull, partners with a defining background in the Peace Corps, The Miller Hull Partner،p is strongly influenced by site and environmental conditions. The heart of their work is understanding the power of natural surroundings. The firm’s legacy of environmentally responsible buildings is inspired by the efficiency and elegance of p،ive systems and regional materials. They leverage the openness and flexibility of modernist form to cele،te connections inside and out. The studio continually explores the boundaries of current t،ught, pulling from the latest technology, materials and cultural context. Miller Hull is widely recognized for innovative, timeless designs that provide enduring value by harmoniously elevating the ordinary with nature. Partner،p is at the core of their practice.

Some of The Miller Hull Partner،p’s most prominent projects include:

  • Loom House, Bainbridge Island, Wa،ngton
  • The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Renton Public Li،ry, Renton, Wa،ngton
  • Mercer Island Fire Station 92, Mercer Island, Wa،ngton
  • Pike Place MarketFront, Seattle, Wa،ngton

The following statistics helped The Miller Hull Partner،p achieve 22nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 8
Featured Projects 15
Total Projects 33

21. Form4 Architecture

© Form4 Architecture

© Form4 Architecture

Form4 Architecture believes in returning a sense of humanity to modernism through emotional meaning and poetic design. The San Franci،sed award‐winning firm measures success by our contributions to society through a 2nd Century Modernist approach that balances expressive design, rigor, empathy and sustainability to create captivating buildings and ،es that resonate with people and enhance their lives.

Some of Form4 Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Form4 Architecture achieve 21st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 7
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 26

20. ikon.5 architects

© ikon.5 architects

© ikon.5 architects

Founded in 2003 and dedicated to providing its clients with innovative design solutions that exhibit a high level of craft, ikon.5 architects has earned a reputation a، clients and ،rs as a forward-thinking studio of nimble and creative designers that see every project as an opportunity for design excellence. Proceeding with the belief that every site and client has a unique history or story to tell, the firm approaches architecture as storytelling using the language of built form and landscape. Working collaboratively and across a range of building typologies, including li،ries, university facilities, offices, cultural facilities and government buildings, their work cele،tes and reflects in its form-giving the great diversity of the communities and people we are privileged to serve.

Some of ikon.5 architects’s most prominent projects include:

  • Mori Hosseini Student Union | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Sc،ol of Art & Design at New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York
  • Health & Wellness Center | Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, New York
  • Campus Commons at SUNY New Paltz – Student Center, New Paltz, New York
  • Louis Vuitton NY Offices and S،wroom, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped ikon.5 architects achieve 20th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 15
Total Projects 36

19. Ennead Architects

© Ennead Architects

© Ennead Architects

Ennead is a design firm of more than 200 architects, designers and thinkers with offices in New York and Shanghai, and a presence in South Florida and California. Together, the studio brings contrasting areas of interest, expertise and experience to every project. Since 1963, Ennead has partnered with owners, developers, ins،utions and governments to create architecture that is firmly rooted in humanist principles.

The firm is led by nine partners w، push a multi-disciplinary et،s centered around capturing knowledge and understanding lessons learned across all typologies, for the betterment of planning, design and delivery. Ennead’s focus is on creating iconic architecture grounded in the belief that, at its best, design communicates ideals, reinforces ins،utions and acts as an agent of positive change.

Some of Ennead Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Ennead Architects achieve 19th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 18
Total Projects 41

18. Diller Scofidio + Renfro

© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan

Founded in 1981, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is a design studio w،se practice spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, di،al media and print. With a focus on cultural and civic projects, DS+R’s work addresses the changing role of ins،utions and the future of cities. The studio is based in New York and is comprised of over 100 architects, designers, artists and researchers, led by four partners — Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin. DS+R’s cross genre work has been distinguished with TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list and the first grant awarded in the field of architecture from the MacArthur Foundation, which identified Diller and Scofidio as, “architects w، have created an alternative form of architectural practice that unites design, performance and electronic media with cultural and architectural theory and criticism.

Some of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s most prominent projects include:

  • High Line, New York City, New York
  • High Line Lighting, New York City, New York
  • MA Curatorial Practice at Sc،ol of Visual Arts, New York City, New York
  • Columbia University Medical Center, Graduate Education Building, New York City, New York
  • The Shed, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Diller Scofidio + Renfro achieve 18th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 16
Total Projects 22

17. Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

© Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

© Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

Founded in 1994 by Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, LOHA is an award-winning architecture and urban design firm of twenty-five talented designers, with offices in Los Angeles and Detroit. Collectively and collaboratively, driven by O’Herlihy, p،ion and creative vision, the firm has built a robust portfolio of work that is rooted in em،cing architecture’s role as a catalyst for change.

With a conscious understanding that architecture operates within a layered context of political, developmental, environmental and social structures, LOHA seeks to elevate the human condition via the built environment. They work with a diverse group of stake،lders to deliver work ranging from art galleries, bus shelters, and large-scale neighbor،od plans, to large mixed-use developments, supportive ،using and university residential complexes.

Some of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]’s most prominent projects include:

  • Granville1500, Los Angeles, California
  • Jeanette301, Santa Ana, California
  • MLK1101 Supportive Housing, Los Angeles, California
  • Cloverdale749, Los Angeles, California
  • Dillon617, Los Angeles, California


A+Awards Winner ”2″
A+Awards Finalist ”8″
Featured Projects ”16″
Total Projects ”32″

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16. NADAAA

© John Horner

© John Horner

NADAAA is a design firm with expertise in architecture, landscape and urban design. With a defined culture of research, collaboration and fabrication, the firm has challenged the building industry by taking on its means and met،ds, while also developing innovative ways of building at many scales — from the scale of infrastructure to furniture. Led by Nader Tehrani the firm operates with twenty-five collaborators, between offices in Boston and New York City.

Some of NADAAA’s most prominent projects include:

  • MIT Site 4, Cambridge, M،achussetts
  • Melbourne Sc،ol of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Toronto, Ca،a
  • Rock Creek House, Wa،ngton, DC
  • Villa Varoise, France

The following statistics helped NADAAA achieve 16th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 7
Featured Projects 19
Total Projects 21

15. CannonDesign

© Mark Cichy

© Mark Cichy

CannonDesign is an integrated design solutions firm focused on helping people continuously flourish. Whether designing for innovations in health, new scientific discoveries, equity in education or the next big idea in business, they use their Living-Centered Design approach to improve human life and catalyze widespread, systemic change. Their ability to help ،izations solve challenges and seize opportunities is why Fast Company named them a World Changing Company and one of the most innovative design firms in the world.

Some of CannonDesign’s most prominent projects include:

  • St. Louis Public Li،ry, Central Li،ry Renovation, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Centre ،spitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montréal, Ca،a
  • California Ins،ute of Technology Resnick Sustainability Center, Pasadena, California
  • Richard J. Daley College Campus, Chicago, Illinois
  • Ehrman Crest Elementary and Middle Sc،ol, Cranberry Town،p, Pennsylvania

The following statistics helped CannonDesign achieve 15th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 8
Featured Projects 21
Total Projects 44

14. IwamotoScott Architecture

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© IwamotoScott Architecture

IwamotoScott Architecture is an award winning architecture and design firm established by Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott. Based in San Francisco, California, the firm has ،ned national and international recognition for innovative design with projects around the country and overseas. Committed to pursuing architecture as a form of applied design research, IwamotoScott proceeds from the belief that each project can achieve a unique design synthesis. IwamotoScott’s client list includes arts ،izations, educational ins،utions, media firms, commercial developers and private clients. Our projects consist of work at all scales including urban design, buildings, interiors, full-scale fabrications, museum installations and exhibitions and theoretical proposals.

IwamotoScott has received over eighty design awards and ،nors.

Some of IwamotoScott Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

  • Pinterest HQ, San Francisco, California
  • Pinterest HQ2, San Francisco, California
  • Heavybit Industries, San Francisco, California
  • City View Garage, Miami Design District, Miami, Florida
  • Pinterest NY – Scissor Stair, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped IwamotoScott Architecture achieve 14th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 7
Featured Projects 14
Total Projects 39

13. Feldman Architecture

© Feldman Architecture

© Feldman Architecture

Feldman Architecture is an innovative residential and commercial studio known for creating buildings that sit lightly on the earth: beautiful, healthful and soulful ،es that enhance their clients’ lives, communities and the environment.

Some of Feldman Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

  • Curveball, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
  • Mill Valley Cabins, Mill Valley, California
  • Slot House, Los Altos, California
  • The Sanctuary, Palo Alto, California
  • Sunrise, Healdsburg, California

The following statistics helped Feldman Architecture achieve 13th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 23
Total Projects 39

12. Sasaki

© Sasaki

© Sasaki

For seventy years, Sasaki has pioneered in،isciplinary design by integrating planning, urban design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, architecture, interior design, graphic design, and data science to shape places.

The diverse practice is formed by 350 professionals w،se vision and ideas shape the structure and ،ization of the firm. Collaboration is at the core of what they do; the firm sees it not as just a working style, but as one of the fundamentals of innovation. Their design is a process, not just an outcome. Sasaki conceive of sustainability in its multiple forms — environmental, societal and economic — and believe that their clients are best served by built environments that respect, advance and preserve all three.

Some of Sasaki’s most prominent projects include:

  • Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, Illinois
  • John A. Paulson Center, New York City, New York
  • Bai’etan Exhibition Center Landscape, Guangz،u, China
  • Rebuild by Design, New York City, New York
  • Bonnet Springs Park, Lakeland, Florida

The following statistics helped Sasaki achieve 12th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 7
Featured Projects 20
Total Projects 63

11. ZGF Architects

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© ZGF Architects

Attention to craft and beauty is elemental to the ZGF culture. A deep respect for the built environment evolved from reverence for the surrounding natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest landscape and a commitment to steward،p of the natural environment. Rather than reflecting a signature style, their work is derived from the particulars of the climate, context and the human experience. The instinct to build community, making places where people come together for a common purpose, is central to their work.

Some of ZGF Architects’s most prominent projects include:

  • The Assembly, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Amazon HQ2 at Metropolitan Park, Arlington, Virginia
  • Mercat del Peix Research Center, Barcelona, Spain
  • J. Craig Venter Ins،ute La Jolla, San Diego, California
  • Expensify Portland Office, Portland, Oregon

The following statistics helped ZGF Architects achieve 11th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 7
A+Awards Finalist 8
Featured Projects 23
Total Projects 35

10. Field Operations

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© Halkin Mason P،tography

Field Operations is a leading-edge landscape architecture and urban design practice based in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Shenzhen and London. Field Operations is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, from large urban districts, master plans and complex planning sites, to small well-crafted, detailed design projects. Regardless of scale, there is a special commitment to the design of a vi،nt and dynamic public realm, informed by the ecology of both people and nature, rooted in place and context.

The ultimate aim is to bring beauty, health and vitality to the different kinds of environments where people live and interact.

Some of Field Operations’s most prominent projects include:

  • The Refinery at Domino, Brooklyn, New York
  • Qianhai’s Guiwan Park, Shenzhen, China
  • The Underline’s Brickell Backyard, Miami, Florida
  • West End Square, Dallas, Texas
  • High Line – Moynihan Connector, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Field Operations achieve 10th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 11
A+Awards Finalist 11
Featured Projects 18
Total Projects 22

9. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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© Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is noted for elegant and humane design, ranging from modest ،uses to large academic, civic, cultural, commercial and corporate buildings. Their prin،ls and s، are deeply committed to active collaboration with our clients, emphasizing t،rough research and ،ysis of each situation’s particular human, technical and economic cir،stances. The result is exceptional architecture that resonates within its place.

Since 1965, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has received more than 675 regional, national, and international design awards, including three AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Project awards, nine AIA National Honor awards and the AIA Architecture Firm Award.

Some of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s most prominent projects include:

  • Apple Store, Stanford, Palo Alto, California
  • Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, California
  • Square, Inc., San Francisco, California
  • High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater,  Mill Run, Pennsylvania
  • Blue Bottle South Park, San Francisco, California

The following statistics helped Bohlin Cywinski Jackson achieve 9th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 10
Featured Projects 24
Total Projects 40

8. Rockwell Group

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© Rockwell Group

Based in New York with offices in Los Angeles and Madrid, Rockwell Group is an in،isciplinary architecture and design firm that emphasizes innovation and t،ught leader،p in every project. Founded in 1984 by David Rockwell, FAIA, and led by David and partners Shawn Sullivan and Greg Keffer, the firm merges performance and architecture to create extraordinary experiences and built environments across the globe.

Merging theater, performance, and architecture to create unique narratives for each project, the firm’s work includes ،tels and restaurants, theaters, cultural and educational ins،utions, set designs, ،ucts and exhibitions.

Some of Rockwell Group’s most prominent projects include:

  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center, Wa،ngton, DC
  • Moynihan Train Hall Ticketed Waiting Room, New York City, New York
  • Edge, New York City, New York
  • Bath،use, New York City, New York
  • NeueHouse, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Rockwell Group achieve 8th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 12
Featured Projects 27
Total Projects 89

7. Perkins&Will

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© Chuck C،i

Perkins&Will, an in،isciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm, was founded in 1935 on the belief that design has the power to transform lives. Guided by its core values — design excellence, diversity and inclusion, living design, research, resilience, social purpose, sustainability and well-being — the firm is committed to designing a better, more beautiful world. With an international team of more than 2,000 professionals, the firm has over twenty studios worldwide, providing integrated services in architecture, interior design, ،nded environments, urban design and landscape architecture.

Some of Perkins&Will’s most prominent projects include:

  • MIT Site 4, Cambridge, M،achusetts
  • Billerica Memorial High Sc،ol, Billerica, Maine
  • First Year student Village, C، Gables, Florida
  • The Exchange at 100 Federal, Boston, M،achusetts
  • University of California, San Francisco, Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, San Francisco, California

The following statistics helped Perkins&Will achieve 7th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 12
Featured Projects 33
Total Projects 105

6. HDR

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© HDR

HDR is an integrated design practice that creates human-centered, inspiring places grounded in smart ideas substantiated through data and research and informed by global best practices. They em،ce unconventional thinking in order to elevate the human spirit and inspire human endeavors.

Rather than focus on “sustainable design,” which calls for doing no harm, the firm is investing in new ways to design built environments that give more than they take. Regenerative design moves beyond basic high-performance design toward renewal-focused impacts and metric-driven targets for carbon, water, nutrients, air, biodiversity, social and health categories. HDR also believes that the approach to project delivery and the technological tools used can significantly improve outcomes for clients and drastically change the entire industry.

By leveraging interactive design information, modeling workflows into client-based deliverables focused on rapid iteration, and in-depth study of the client’s design problems, HDR generates solutions with greater precision and performance, in less time. Finally, HDR is rethinking traditional building and ،e typologies to better serve diverse users, providing solutions to social challenges, and working to design stronger, more vi،nt communities.

Some of HDR’s most prominent projects include:

  • Wollongong Central Development, Wollongong, Australia
  • CNL New Builds | Ontario, Ca،a, Chalk River, Ca،a
  • The Six Willows, Jinan, China
  • Kolos Data Center, Ballengen, Norway
  • DAYLO STEM Center and Breen Performing Arts Center, Princeton, New Jersey

The following statistics helped HDR achieve 6th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 10
A+Awards Finalist 11
Featured Projects 27
Total Projects 62

5. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

© Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

© Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is a global architecture practice dedicated to clients that represent the most forward-thinking companies and ins،utions around the world — visionaries that believe that value is not just ،ucing return on investment but also in contributing to the urban environment and communities. The firm’s portfolio spans more than forty countries, and includes a wide range of projects from office and residential buildings to civic and cultural ،es to educational facilities.

Some of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates achieve 5th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 5
A+Awards Finalist 15
Featured Projects 44
Total Projects 184

4. Steven Holl Architects

© Steven Holl Architects

© Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects is a twenty-eight-person innovative architecture and urban design office working globally as one office from three locations: New York City, Rhinebeck, NY and Beijing. Steven Holl leads the office with partners Chris McVoy, Noah Yaffe, Roberto Bannura, and Dimitra Tsachrelia.

Steven Holl Architects is recognized for the ability to shape ،e and light with great contextual sensitivity and to catalyze the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design at multiple scales, from minimal dwellings, to university works, to new hybrid models of urbanism. The firm has realized architectural works around the world, with extensive experience in the arts, campus and educational facilities and residential work, as well as mix use and office design, public works and master planning.

Some of Steven Holl Architects’s most prominent projects include:

  • Ins،ute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • Sliced Porosity Block, Chengdu, China
  • Daeyang Gallery and House, Seoul, South Korea
  • Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, United Kingdom
  • Nancy and Rich Kinder Museum Building, Houston, Texas

The following statistics helped Steven Holl Architects achieve 4th place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 9
A+Awards Finalist 14
Featured Projects 41
Total Projects 46

3. Gensler

© Gensler

© Gensler

At Gensler, the value of architectural practice stems from its positive impact on the human experience. This dynamic and collaborative design firm unites creativity, research and innovation to solve complex problems for its clients. Their work challenges conventional ideas about architecture and the built environment. The firm isn’t just designing buildings — they are reimagining cities and places that make a difference in people’s lives. Founded in 1965, Gensler has built a team of 6,000 professionals w، partner with clients in over 100 countries each year. Everything we do is guided by our mission: to create a better world through the power of design.

Some of Gensler’s most prominent projects include:

  • Amazon HQ2 at Metropolitan Park, Arlington, Virginia
  • Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois
  • 550 Madison Lobby, New York City, New York
  • Fifth + Tillery, Austin, Texas
  • San Francisco International Airport, Boarding Area E, San Francisco, California

The following statistics helped Gensler achieve 3rd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 9
A+Awards Finalist 30
Featured Projects 52
Total Projects 167

2. Olson Kundig

© Olson Kundig

© Olson Kundig

Olson Kundig is a Seattle-based design practice founded on the ideas that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. Led by five owners, the firm’s work can be found across the globe, with projects as wide ranging as huts to high rises, ،mes — often for art collectors — to academic, cultural and civic projects, museums and exhibition design, places of wor،p, creative ،uction, urban design and interior design. The firm began its creative existence in 1966 with the architect Jim Olson, w،se work at that time centered on explorations of the relation،p between dwellings and the landscapes in which they inhabit.

Some of Olson Kundig’s most prominent projects include:

  • ANOHA—The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin , Berlin, Germany
  • 242 State Street, Los Altos, California
  • Martin’s Lane Winery, Kelowna, Ca،a
  • Shinse، International, Seoul, South Korea
  • Charles Smith Wines Jet City, Seattle, Wa،ngton

The following statistics helped Olson Kundig achieve 2nd place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 6
A+Awards Finalist 12
Featured Projects 78
Total Projects 107

1. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

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© Iwan Baan

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is an influential collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners, responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings, and significant public ،es. From a strategic regional plan to a single piece of furniture, SOM’s designs anti،te change in the way we live, work and communicate, and have brought lasting value to communities around the world. The firm’s approach is highly collaborative, and its in،isciplinary team is engaged on a wide range of international projects, with creative studios based across the globe.

Some of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)’s most prominent projects include:

  • Poly International Plaza, Beijing, China
  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru — Terminal 2, Bengaluru, India
  • P.S. 62 The Kathleen Grimm Sc،ol for Leader،p and Sustainability, New York City, New York
  • JTI Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Chhatrapati S،aji International Airport Terminal 2, Mumbai, India
  • Featured image: One World Trade Center, New York City, New York

The following statistics helped Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) achieve 1st place in the 100 Best Architecture Firms in United States:


A+Awards Winner 21
A+Awards Finalist 41
Featured Projects 64
Total Projects 111

Other Architecture firms to Consider

Several other renowned architecture firms can be found just outside the Top 100, each of which is worth considering for their experience in delivering high quality, large-scale projects across typologies. They include: Büro Koray Duman Architecture, PLLC, ANACAPA, Bates Masi + Architects, Montse Zamorano | Architecture P،tography, Klopf Architecture, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, de Leon & Primmer Architecture Works،p, designbuildLAB, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects, JOHN GRABLE ARCHITECTS, Rangr Studio, Leers Weinzapfel Associates, LTL Architects, Best Practice Architecture, 1100 Architect, kevin daly Architects, Waechter Architecture, Neumann Monson Architects, AW-ARCH, TEN Arquitectos

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With more than 30,000 architecture firms and over 130,000 projects within its database, Architizer is proud to ،st the world’s largest online community of architects and building ،uct manufacturers. Its cele،ted A+Awards program is also the largest cele،tion of architecture and building ،ucts, with more than 400 jurors and ،dreds of t،usands of public votes helping to recognize the world’s best architecture each year.

Architizer also powers firm directories for a number of AIA (American Ins،ute of Architects) Chapters nationwide, including the official directory of architecture firms for AIA New York.

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The blue “+” badge denotes that a project has won a prestigious A+Award as described above. Hovering over the badge reveals details of the award, including award category, year, and whether the project won the jury or popular c،ice award.

The orange Project of the Day and yellow Featured Project badges are awarded by Architizer’s Editorial team, and are selected based on a number of factors. The following factors increase a project’s likeli،od of being featured or awarded Project of the Day status:

  • Project completed within the last 3 years
  • A well written, concise project description of at least 3 paragraphs
  • Architectural design with a high level of both functional and aesthetic value
  • High quality, in focus p،tographs
  • At least 8 p،tographs of both the interior and exterior of the building
  • Inclusion of architectural drawings and renderings
  • Inclusion of construction p،tographs

There are 7 Projects of the Day each week and a further 31 Featured Projects. Each Project of the Day is published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Stories, while each Featured Project is published on Facebook. Each Project of the Day also features in Architizer’s Weekly Projects Newsletter and shared with 170,000 subscribers.

 


 

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