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Southern California firms make Architect magazine's Top 100 list

May 28, 2009 |  5:32 pm


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