So this year there’s seven Australian firms in the list of the world’s largest 100 firms for 2012:
Woods Bagot – ranked 14th (69th in 2011) with 581 architects with an annual fee income of US$130 – 139 million. (US$53 million within Australasia)
HASSELL – ranked 30th (33rd in 2011) with 384 architects and an annual fee income of US$110 – 119 million. (US$94 million within Australasia)
HBO + EMTB – ranked 38th (41st in 2011) with 283 architects and an annual fee income of US$80 – 89 million. (US$28 million within Australasia)
COX Architecture – ranked 45th (42nd in 2011) with 232 architects and an annual fee income of US$60 – 69 million. (US$51 million within Australasia)
The Buchan Group – ranked 75th with 135 architects and an annual fee income of US$50 – 59 million.
Suters Architects – ranked 81st with 119 architects and an annual fee income of US$20 – $29 million. (US$20 million within Australia)
Thomson Adsett Architects – ranked 89th (81st in 2011) with 100 architects and an annual fee income of US$20 – 29 million.
So the new entries this year were Suters and The Buchan Group. Those dropping off the list from last year were Woodhead, BVN and Denton Corker Marshall. Woods Bagot made a huge jump up the list, wonder what that’s all about?!
Interestingly, in the Australasia region, with practices ranked based on their earnings within the region, the top five firms were Australian firms – HASSELL, Woods Bagot, COX Architecture, HBO + EMTB and Suters Architects. The following five firms were Populous, Archetype Group, Foster & Partners, HKS Inc, Leo A Daly and DWP.
Thanks to Australian Design Review for the wrap-up.