Most lists of top architecture firms are nothing more than a straight-up ranking of top revenue-producers. Not the ARCHITECT 50. Now in its fifth year, the program aspires to much more: A qualitative look at how firms stack up across a broad range of categories, from business to sustainability to design. We consider net revenue per employee, profits invested in research, and energy-efficiency metrics (how well firms are meeting the AIA’s 2030 challenge, for instance). To measure design excellence, we asked firms for the first time to submit project portfolios, and had an esteemed panel of judges score them. The result? This year’s list features perennial heavyweights such as Skidmore, Owings & Merill, but also design darlings like John Ronan and Julie Snow. Paul Murdoch Architects showed that small firms can compete with big multinationals.

Below, you'll find information the overall Number 1 winner and a sortable version of the rankings for the overall Top 50 firms.

You'll find the overall Business category winner and the Top 50 firms in the Business category here, the overall Sustainability category winner and the Top 50 firms in the Sustainability category here, and the overall Design category winner and the Top 50 firms in the Design category here. Delve into some other relevant data and insights here.

Check out our survey's methodology here. Don’t be afraid to tell us what you think.