Architect 50 Official Site


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

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 
  • 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 the 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. 



2018 Architect 50

The Architect 50 turns 10!

2018 marks the decade anniversary of our annual ranking of architecture firms. We are working hard on getting the survey ready for this year and anticipate sending it out in early June.

In the meantime, click here to register, even if you have registered in previous years.

As we get closer to launch we’ll update the website and be in touch by e-mail with further information. Click here to see our FAQ or contact us with any questions.


Revised 3/14/2018