The List

Here are the 25 largest architecture firms in the New York area

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Bilkent Erzurum Lower School / FXFOWLE 2014 (©Thomas Mayer)
Bilkent Erzurum Lower School / FXFOWLE 2014 (©Thomas Mayer)

Crain’s has released its annual Book of Lists, which includes a listing of the largest 25 New York-area architecture firms, ranked by the number of New York-based architects. The New York area, in this case, includes New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, as well Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties in New Jersey. All of the information is based on 2016 numbers, and most of the information was self-reported by firms. The project totals includes projects in the design stage, under construction, or completed in 2016. In the case of a tie, firms were listed alphabetically. Without a doubt, these are the giants that are shaping New York’s built environment, and far beyond.

Aerial rendering of NVIDIA headquarters project. (Courtesy Gensler)

1. Gensler

New York-area architects: 254
Worldwide architects: 1,177
U.S. projects: 6,806
International projects: 1,742

2. Perkins Eastman

New York-area architects: 253
Worldwide architects: 452
U.S. projects: 650
International projects: 200

3. HOK

New York-area architects: 224
Worldwide architects: 1,171
U.S. projects: 981
International projects: 814

4. Skidmore, Owings & Merill

New York-area architects: 157
Worldwide architects: 374
U.S. projects: 375
International projects: 357

50 Hudson Yards, foreground, with (Rendering by Foster + Partners / courtesy Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group)

50 Hudson Yards, foreground, with (Rendering by Foster + Partners / courtesy Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group)

5. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

New York-area architects: 127
Worldwide architects: 212
U.S. projects: 44
International projects: 164

6. Spector Group

New York-area architects: 86
Worldwide architects: 88
U.S. projects: 169
International projects: 10

7. CetraRuddy Architecture

New York-area architects: 84
Worldwide architects: 84
U.S. projects: 76
International projects: 3

8. FXFOWLE

New York-area architects: 75
Worldwide architects: 75
U.S. projects: 136
International projects: 8

Ennead’s Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Jeff Goldberg/Esto)

9. Ennead Architects

New York-area architects: 72
Worldwide architects: 75
U.S. projects: n/d
International projects: n/d

10. STV Architects Inc.

New York-area architects: 71
Worldwide architects: 93
U.S. projects: 1,712
International projects: 13

11. Robert A.M. Stern Architects

New York-area architects: 64
Worldwide architects: 64
U.S. projects: 186
International projects: 41

12. Gerner Kronick & Valcarcel

New York-area architects: 60
Worldwide architects: n/d
U.S. projects: 75
International projects: 0

13. SLCE Architects

New York-area architects: 57
Worldwide architects: 58
U.S. projects: 63
International projects: 1

14. Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners

New York-area architects: 54
Worldwide architects: 78
U.S. projects: 261
International projects: 21

(Courtesy Dattner and WXY)

DSNY Manhattan District 1/2/5 Garage & Salt Shed. (Courtesy Dattner and WXY)

14. Dattner Architects

New York-area architects: 54
Worldwide architects: 54
U.S. projects: 98
International projects: 0

14. Stephen B. Jacobs Group

New York-area architects: 54
Worldwide architects: 56
U.S. projects: 30
International projects: 2

17. HLW International

New York-area architects: 48
Worldwide architects: 74
U.S. projects: n/d
International projects: n/d

18. CannonDesign

New York-area architects: 47
Worldwide architects: 453
U.S. projects: n/d
International projects: n/d

19. AECOM

New York-area architects: 46
Worldwide architects: 1,491
U.S. projects: n/d
International projects: n/d

20. H2M Architects & Engineers

New York-area architects: 43
Worldwide architects: n/d
U.S. projects: n/d
International projects: n/d

Hotel and restaurant, Tivoli Hjørnet / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects. (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners)

21. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects

New York-area architects: 36
Worldwide architects: 36
U.S. projects: 24
International projects: 21

22. Francis Cauffman

New York-area architects: 33
Worldwide architects: 83
U.S. projects: 176
International projects: 1

22. TPG Architecture

New York-area architects: 33
Worldwide architects: 33
U.S. projects: 1,238
International projects: 11

24. EwingCole

New York-area architects: 32
Worldwide architects: 150
U.S. projects: 400
International projects: 0

Floatyard / Perkins + Will. (Courtesy Perkins + Will)

25. Perkins & Will

New York-area architects: 30
Worldwide architects: 684
U.S. projects: 3,263
International projects: 1,088

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