We compile the ARCHITECT 50 ranking each year based on a seemingly endless stream of data supplied by the firms who enter. To help architects gauge how well their firms did in various categories, we’ve compiled some of the most important data points taken from the top 50 firms below. Scroll through the charts below to get a by-the-numbers look at best practices.

 

2.1%:

The median percentage of billable hours the top 50 firms dedicated to pro bono projects











10%:

The median
percent
increase

9%:

The median
percent
decrease





5%:

The median percentage of profits that the top 50 firms allocated in 2012





39%:

The median percentage of gross square footage of completed or in progress projects in 2012 that the top 50 firms reported were designed to meet the energy targets of the 2030 challenge

















See all the ARCHITECT 50 results here.