2012 World’s Top 100 Architecture Firms

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.

2010 results

2011 results

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7 thoughts on “2012 World’s Top 100 Architecture Firms

  1. Take the numbers with a large lump of salt…

    As far as I understand it the BD WA100 Survey is based on submissions by the firms themselves (with little checking) and so figures can and are inflated for self-interest.

    The real winner for Oz fee revenue is not even on the list

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  4. Here’s a thought for you all based on these interesting set of numbers . The average fee income per architect across the top 6 practices in Australia and in fact some of the biggest in the world is roughly 307k US per annum or roughly 292k AUS .
    Given you all can set up practice if you turn over that amount as a sole director of a privately listed company you’re actually doing as well as all of the major practices in Australia.
    Food for thought yes .

  5. And that’s just base income – turn over more and you’re actually doing better . Apply multiples to a small highly skilled staff base and increase your margin exposure through other avenues and you will actually be more profitable than any medium to large scale practice in Australia . Makes you wonder why they bother ?

  6. Can we request you change the tag “Cox Architects” to “Cox Architecture”? Otherwise you’re talking about the wrong people.

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