2017 Architect 50 Official Site


The ARCHITECT 50 is a nationwide ranking of architecture firms published by ARCHITECT magazine. The 2017 version will appear in the November issue of the magazine. Click here to see rankings from previous years.

The Architect 50 is different from most rankings, which simply list firms by size or revenue, and instead is based on how firms perform in these three categories:

  • Business and profitability 
  • Sustainability 
  • Design

Participating firms respond to survey questions and submit a design portfolio. Scores are then tabulated to create the list of the top 50 firms. Architect also publishes a list of the top 50 firms in each of the three categories. To see more details about last year's methodology, click here. We revise the questions each year to reflect changes and advances in the profession.

All firms are invited to participate, so long as they have a U.S.-based office. Sole proprietorships are not eligible. 

Please register your firm or read more.


Survey Closed


The 2017 Architect 50 is now closed. If you have any questions, please email


Revised 8/15/17

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