It seems a little early in the year to announce the world’s top 100 architecture firms, but it seems BD has compiled the figures already.
This year there is no free information available to little bloggers like me, yet, so thanks again to Architecture and Design for their wrap-up.
In 2010, Australia had six of the world’s hundred largest firms, then in 2011 this jumped to eight, and then last year, seven. This year there are only four. American and Asian firms seem to be rapidly increasing in size, perhaps related to the amount of work in their regions. It would be interesting to see, overall, if global markets are increasing or decreasing, but I’m not privy to that information.
Woods Bagot have slipped slightly, to 17th in the world (14th last year)
HASSELL were ranked 30th, as they were last year.
COX Architecture were 39th, up from 45 last year.
HBO + EMTB were ranked 42nd, down from 38th last year.
Within the highest earners in the Australasia region, 9 of the firms were Australian, including HASSELL, GHD, Woods Bagot, COX Architecture, HBO+EMTB, Hames Sharley, Sinclair Knight Merz, Thomson Adsett and Suters Architects. Tying at tenth place was Thai firm DWP.
Check out Architecture&Design’s post for more info.