This year’s installment of the Architect 50 is a testament to the program’s staying power and momentum. The depth and talent of the participating firms—160 completed submissions—was unparalleled. As always, we calculated scores in three categories (business, sustainability, and design) and added them together to create an overall ranking. This year, the biggest change came in how we calculated the sustainability ranking (see the methodology here).

The result? The list featured a nice mix of small boutique firms and giant multinationals, repeat winners and new practices that scaled the charts. WRNS Studio earned the overall top ranking for the second time. Check out the list of the Top 50 firms below and read more about WRNS Studio's big year here.

Also check out the list of the Top 50 firms in business, sustainability, and design to discover how Hastings, the Miller Hull Partnership, and Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects also had banner years.

For a deeper dive into the data, click here.

And finally, register for next year's Architect 50 here.