The ARCHITECT 50 attempts to answer a simple question: Who had the best year?

In this latest installment of our annual ranking, we crunched the data from 182 firms, ranked them in three categories (business, sustainability, and design), and then added those three scores together to create the overall ranking. For a more detailed look at how we calculated the scores, see our methodology.

Lake|Flato Architects claimed the overall top spot, combining enviable design chops with a keen sensitivity to sustainability. Read more about the Texas-based firm's big year here.

Also check out the Top 50 firms in business, sustainability, and design to discover how Marmol Radziner, BNIM, and Trahan Architects had their own banner years.

For a deeper dive into the data, click here.

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