Architectural Record has ranked Perkins and Will No. 2 on its list of Top 300 U.S. Architecture Firms for 2018. The ranking is a reflection of the firm’s steady growth over the last several years: Perkins and Will held the No.5 spot in 2014, the No. 4 spot in 2015, and the No. 3 spot in 2016 and 2017. The rankings are based on annual revenue.
Phil Harrison, Perkins and Will’s CEO, attributes the firm’s success to global diversification, research, leadership development, and technology integration. He specifically cites Perkins and Will’s recent merger with Denmark-based Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects; the firm’s focus on practical insights and intelligence via its in-house research labs; the firm’s highly popular annual Leadership Institute, an internal program that equips the firm’s next generation of leaders with skills for success; and Perkins and Will’s targeted investment in integrated technology.
“These success factors mutually reinforce each other, and together, they are defining Perkins and Will,” Harrison says. “The result is that the best clients in the world want to work with us.”