Who had the best 2014? The competition for this year’s Architect 50 was especially fierce, as many firms posted massive gains in revenue. We updated our methodology to include new metrics: percentage of women and minority designers; range and value of employee benefits; rate of employee turnover. Many respected firms missed the cut; some small boutique firms rose through the ranks. The result? A list featuring a diverse array of great practices.

Check out the list to find out which firms rose to the top, and discover who made the cut in each of the three categories: business, sustainability, and design. To find out how we generated the rankings, read our methodology, and take a look at some of the data submitted by firms