Southern California firms make Architect magazine's Top 100 list
Architect magazine's ranking of the top 100 U.S. firms is out, and nine firms from Southern California made the list.
The rankings are based on three criteria: profitability (revenue per employee, based on 2008 gross revenue), sustainability (with variables such as green policies) and design quality (based on awards in 2008).
"Size is just one, not-terribly-revealing measure of an architecture firm," wrote the magazine. As a result, the names on the list range from internationally recognized brand names to smaller boutique firms.
Here are the SoCal-based firms that placed on this year's ranking:
#12 -- CO Architects (Los Angeles)
#14 -- RBB Architects (Los Angeles)
#28 -- A.C. Martin Partners (Los Angeles)
#46 -- KTGY Group (Irvine)
#48 -- The Jerde Partnership (Venice)
#60 -- Rios Clementi Hale (Los Angeles)
#62 -- Kanner Architects (Santa Monica)
#64 -- Ehrlich Architects (Culver City)
#72 -- WWCOT (Santa Monica)
For a full explanation of the magazine's ranking guidelines, you can read the complete article.
— David Ng
Photo: A design rendering of the Palomar Medical Center West in San Diego, a project by CO Architects. Credit: CO Architects