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Perkins+Will Ranks No. 3 on the 2017 Architect 50 List of Leading Design Firms

Ranking recognizes business success, commitment to sustainability, and design excellence

Perkins+Will is now the third leading architecture and design firm in the U.S., according to the magazine Architect, which last week published its annual Architect 50 list. Perkins+Will was also ranked fourth nationwide for sustainability.

Criteria for the 2017 Architect 50 list included metrics on 2016 business performance, sustainability, and design, including net revenue, profitability, business practices, resource usage, LEED-accredited employees, and pro bono work. Recently added criteria included number of female and minority designers, range and value of employee benefits, and rate of employee turnover.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the leading firms in the U.S., especially since this year’s program was the most competitive it’s ever been,” says Perkins+Will CEO Phil Harrison. “We are grateful to Architect for noting and celebrating our commitment to sustainability, resilience, diversity, design excellence, and health.”

Harrison notes two recent examples of Perkins+Will’s leadership in sustainability and resilience, in particular: last week’s unveiling of its enhanced Transparency website and Precautionary List; and the USGBC’s decision to formally adopt the resilient design standard known as RELi, which was authored largely by Perkins+Will architect Doug Pierce.

Perkins+Will has consistently ranked among the top firms on the Architect 50 list since the magazine debuted the list in 2009. The firm was ranked No. 10 overall in 2016, and No. 5 overall in 2015. To view the full results for 2017, click here.