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The Top 500 Design Firms

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The design profession has been hit hard over the past six years. By some estimates, as many as 40% of architects were unemployed during the height of the recession, in 2009. Engineers fared better but not by much. Everybody did more with less. Now, after several fits and starts over the past few years, the market finally is in recovery mode. It's no bull market, but strength is building. Still, many "lean and mean" project delivery methods born of the recession remain in place.

The table below shows only rankings and firm name. For complete data from the Top 500 Design Firms list see the following links.

KEY TO TYPE OF FIRM A architect, E engineer, EC engineer-contractor, AE architect-engineer, EA engineer-architect, ENV environmental, GE geotechnical engineer, L landscape architect, P planner and O other, Other combinations are possible. Firms classified themselves.

The Top 500 Design Firms
RANK FIRM FIRM TYPE
2014 2013
101
99
S&ME Inc., Raleigh, N.C.
E
102
110
Kadrmas Lee & Jackson Inc. (KLJ), Bismarck, N.D.
E
103
98
ECS, Chantilly, Va.†
E
104
108
Hammel Green and Abrahamson Inc. (HGA), Minneapolis, Minn.
AE
105
104
David Evans and Associates Inc., Portland, Ore.
EA
106
118
Volkert Inc., Mobile, Ala.†
E
107
112
KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle, Wash.†
E
108
132
Populous, Kansas City, Mo.†
A
109
102
Gresham, Smith and Partners, Nashville, Tenn.
AE
110
59
exp US Services Inc., Chicago, Ill.†
EA
111
101
DLR Group, Minneapolis, Minn.
AE
112
97
Woolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio†
AEP
113
103
Merrick & Co., Greenwood Village, Colo.†
AE
114
117
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Northbrook, Ill.
EA
115
135
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, Mobile, Ala.†
E
116
123
GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Norwood, Mass.†
EC
117
124
GAI Consultants Inc., Homestead, Pa.†
E
118
115
Whitman, Requardt & Associates LLP, Baltimore, Md.
EA
119
139
Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
E
120
125
DLZ, Columbus, Ohio†
EA
121
95
Ambitech Engineering Corp., Downers Grove, Ill.
E
122
122
GEI Consultants Inc., Woburn, Mass.†
E
123
116
Affiliated Engineers Inc., Madison, Wis.†
E
124
121
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Waltham, Mass.
E
125
94
Middough Inc., Cleveland, Ohio†
EA
126
134
Haley & Aldrich Inc., Burlington, Mass.†
E
127
141
Ausenco, Concord, Calif.†
E
128
119
Page, Washington, D.C.
AE
129
96
Freese and Nichols Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
EA
130
128
Alfred Benesch & Co., Chicago, Ill.
E
131
140
CRB, Kansas City, Mo.
EA
132
129
Corgan, Dallas, Texas†
A
133
**
Apex Cos. LLC, Rockville, Md.†
ENV
134
136
Syska Hennessy Group, New York, N.Y.†
E
135
148
HAKS Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors, New York, N.Y.
EA
136
**
Braun Intertec Corp., Minneapolis, MInn.†
GE/ENV
137
109
EA Engineering Science and Tech. Inc., Hunt Valley, Md.†
ENV
138
138
Day & Zimmermann, Philadelphia, Pa.†
EA
139
133
Olsson Associates, Lincoln, Neb.
E
140
120
H.W. Lochner Inc., Chicago, Ill.†
E
141
166
Vanderweil Engineers, Boston, Mass.
E
142
162
RCM Technologies Inc., Pennsauken, N.J.†
E
143
131
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., St. Paul, Minn.†
E
144
150
Clark Nexsen PC, Norfolk, Va.
AE
145
151
EN Engineering LLC, Warrenville, Ill.
E
146
137
C&S Cos., Syracuse, N.Y.
EA
147
201
Bowman Consulting, Chantilly, Va.
E
148
155
Mead & Hunt Inc., Madison, Wis.
EA
149
152
Huitt-Zollars Inc., Dallas, Texas
EA
150
164
Flad Architects, Madison, Wis.†
AE
151
159
McCormick Taylor Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.
E
152
130
EYP Architecture & Engineering, Albany, N.Y.†
AE
153
145
Greeley and Hansen LLC, Chicago, Ill.†
E
154
146
MulvannyG2 Architecture, Bellevue, Wash.
A
155
143
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, San Francisco, Calif.
EA
156
173
Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants, Mountainville, N.Y.†
E
157
147
Burgess & Niple Inc., Columbus, Ohio
EA
158
171
GPD Group, Akron, Ohio
AE
159
199
COWI North America, Seattle, Wash.†
E
160
149
SWCA Environmental Consultants, Phoenix, Ariz.
ENV
161
207
Brown & Gay Engineers Inc., Houston, Texas
E
162
142
HMC Architects, Los Angeles, Calif.
A
163
153
Hanson Professional Services Inc., Springfield, Ill.†
EA
164
193
Anvil Corp., Bellingham, Wash.†
E
165
192
Heery International Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
AEC
166
168
Halff Associates Inc., Richardson, Texas
EA
167
157
EwingCole, Philadelphia, Pa.
AE
168
223
The Lauren Corp., Abilene, Texas†
E
169
165
WATG / Wimberly Interiors, Irvine, Calif.
A
170
144
Smith Seckman Reid Inc., Nashville, Tenn.†
E
171
163
Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc., Nashville, Tenn.†
EA
172
181
Waldemar S. Nelson and Co. Inc., New Orleans, La.
EA
173
189
AKF Group LLC, New York, N.Y.†
E
174
167
Henderson Engineers Inc., Lenexa, Kan.†
E
175
154
Psomas, Culver City, Calif.
E
176
206
Bartlett & West Inc., Topeka, Kan.
E
177
180
Processes Unlimited International Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.†
E
178
256
Electrical Consultants Inc., Billings, Mont.†
E
179
184
Wilson & Co. Inc., Engineers & Architects, Albuquerque, N.M.
EA
180
174
Strand Associates Inc., Madison, Wis.
E
181
202
Garver, North Little Rock, Ark.
EA
182
175
DOWL HKM, Anchorage, Alaska
E
183
204
Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc., San Antonio, Texas
E
184
183
American Structurepoint Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.
EA
185
188
Mesa Associates Inc., Madison, Ala.
EA
186
156
Weidlinger Associates Inc., New York, N.Y.†
E
187
281
LJA Engineering Inc., Houston, Texas
E
188
205
Walter P Moore, Houston, Texas
E
189
186
Ammann & Whitney, New York, N.Y.
EA
190
182
Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP (RAMSA), New York, N.Y.†
A
191
179
The Burke Group, Rosemont, Ill.†
E
192
160
Cuningham Group Architecture Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
A
193
214
Maser Consulting PA, Red Bank, N.J.
E
194
212
SHW Group, Plano, Texas†
AE
195
215
Shannon & Wilson Inc., Seattle, Wash.
GE
196
190
Bergmann Associates Inc., Rochester, N.Y.†
AEP
197
220
GeoEngineers Inc., Seattle, Wash.
GE/E
198
161
Weston & Sampson, Peabody, Mass.†
E
199
197
Neel-Schaffer Inc., Jackson, Miss.†
E
200
196
Hardesty & Hanover LLC, New York, N.Y.
E

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