Interior Design's 2015 Rising Giants


Fees & Salaries

Growth

Market
Segments

Issues & Trends


It’s always pleasant to be the bearer of good news, and the annual business-trends survey tracking Interior Design ’s Rising Giants, the 100 firms right behind the top 100 Giants , shows that the risers continue to rise. Total design fees increased a robust 10 percent, to $471 million, in the most recent reporting period, and the Rising Giants are now forecasting another 14 percent jump, to $536 million. If those numbers play out, fee revenue for this group will have doubled in five years. Good news, indeed.

 

 

Rising Giants 101-200

Rank 2015 Firm Headquarters

Design Fees
(millions)

Value

(millions)

Sq. Ft.

(millions)

Design

Staff

Rank

2014

1 HFS CONCEPTS 4 Long Beach, California $8.200 $90.000 NR 40 15
2 ANDERSON MIKOS ARCHITECTS Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois $8.095 $148.000 1.40 44 -
3 DBI ARCHITECTS Reston, Virginia $8.010 $170.000 2.50 38 -
4 KASIAN Vancouver, British Columbia $8.000 NR NR 54 -
5 PARTNERS BY DESIGN Chicago $7.980 $186.960 2.28 42 37
6 ARIA GROUP ARCHITECTS Oak Park, Illinois $7.700 $118.000 0.95 83 1
7 ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS New York $7.655 $43.415 4.62 18 -
8 DESIGN REPUBLIC PARTNERS ARCHITECTS New York $7.600 $250.000 0.60 43 -
9 BASKERVILL Richmond, Virginia $7.574 $625.000 6.50 20 14
10 HARTMAN DESIGN GROUP Rockville, Maryland $7.500 $9.000 0.55 18 20
11 SKB ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Washington $7.425 $90.000 0.85 24 25
12 HENDRICK Atlanta $7.350 $120.000 6.00 28 7
13 INTEC GROUP Fairfax, Virginia $7.300 NR NR 28 24
14 TVSDESIGN Atlanta $7.200 NR NR 46 16
15 LPA Irvine, California $7.125 $195.588 2.79 38 3
16 RNL Denver $7.000 $245.000 3.50 19 22
17 JGA Southfield, Michigan $7.000 $68.000 0.70 27 8
18 SIMEONE DEARY DESIGN GROUP Chicago $7.000 NR NR 44 50
19 RMW ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS San Francisco $6.964 $172.958 0.69 51 -
20 SMMA/SYMMES MAINI & McKEE ASSOCIATES Cambridge, Massachusetts $6.900 $66.000 2.50 28 30
21 LOONEY & ASSOCIATES Dallas $6.800 $600.000 4.25 45 29
22 EDG INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN Novato, California $6.800 $160.000 0.45 59 19
23 MARGULIES PERRUZZI ARCHITECTS Boston $6.650 $140.000 0.90 30 -
24 DESIGN DUNCAN MILLER ULLMANN Dallas $6.650 $48.000 5.50 84 26
25 TSOI/KOBUS & ASSOCIATES Cambridge, Massachusetts $6.588 $115.532 0.22 10 42
26 WHITNEY Oak Brook, Illinois $6.587 NR 1.00 36 -
27 DYER BROWN ARCHITECTS Boston $6.555 $250.000 3.80 35 23
28 ARRAY ARCHITECTS Conshohocken, Pennsylvania $6.500 $224.000 2.73 22 -
29 STG DESIGN Austin, Texas $6.349 $127.000 2.00 30 18
30 SMALLWOOD, REYNOLDS, STEWART, STEWART & ASSOCIATES Atlanta $6.341 NR NR 26 2
31 KZF DESIGN Cincinnati $6.261 $566.561 5.16 22 13
32 FOX ARCHITECTS McLean, Virginia $6.200 $231.000 3.08 49 11
33 H. CHAMBERS COMPANY Baltimore $5.880 $70.000 2.10 26 28
34 BRAYTONHUGHES DESIGN STUDIOS San Francisco $5.749 NR NR 36 36
35 FORRESTPERKINS Dallas $5.605 $150.000 NR 40 9
36 AWDA Irvine, California $5.500 NR NR 32 -
37 FOGARTY FINGER ARCHITECTURE New York $5.493 $11.517 0.60 42 -
38 LOFFREDO BROOKS ARCHITECTS New York $5.300 $200.000 1.75 22 41
39 LAUCKGROUP Dallas $5.100 $265.000 3.70 37 31
40 CARRIER JOHNSON + CULTURE San Diego $5.088 $27.622 5.09 13 39
41 SMITH-FIRESTONE ASSOCIATES Santa Barbara, California $5.070 $14.300 NR 25 55
42 AAI San Jose, California $5.000 $10.000 4.00 28 68
43 ODA-ARCHITECTURE New York $5.000 $4.000 5.00 20 -
44 BRERETON ARCHITECTS San Francisco $4.996 $192.900 3.70 29 54
45 TAL STUDIO Las Vegas $4.868 $98.000 NR 23 34
46 RATCLIFF ARCHITECTS Emeryville, California $4.823 NR 1.08 11 62
47 HICKOK COLE ARCHITECTS Washington $4.589 $20.000 1.10 25 -
48 RULE JOY TRAMMELL Atlanta $4.484 $146.570 2.50 24 76
49 H. HENDY ASSOCIATES Newport Beach, California $4.400 $138.000 2.30 28 49
50 OPX Washington $4.368 $55.000 0.90 25 33
51 KAMUS + KELLER INTERIORS/ARCHITECTURE Westlake Village, California $4.312 $40.350 1.20 29 69
52 RD JONES & ASSOCIATES Baltimore $4.300 NR NR 26 61
53 DAVIS, CARTER, SCOTT McLean, Virginia $4.230 NR 3.50 21 48
54 NICHOLSBOOTH ARCHITECTS San Francisco $4.225 $6.000 0.30 25 44
55 McCALL DESIGN GROUP San Francisco $4.000 NR NR 28 46
56 SHEA Minneapolis $3.915 $43.500 0.26 19 53
57 J BANKS DESIGN GROUP Hilton Head Island, South Carolina $3.793 $9.750 0.95 23 73
58 FAULKNER DESIGN GROUP Dallas $3.780 $8.780 0.75 40 75
59 VERMILION ZHOU DESIGN GROUP Shanghai $3.758 $334.008 0.11 46 -
60 JOI-DESIGN Hamburg, Germany $3.750 $50.000 NR 30 47
61 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Agoura Hills, California $3.750 $30.000 NR 14 65
62 ROWLAND + BROUGHTON ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN Aspen, Colorado $3.722 $45.000 0.70 15 52
63 ABEL DESIGN GROUP Houston $3.708 NR NR 21 71
64 JRS ARCHITECT Mineola, New York $3.700 $67.500 1.40 15 60
65 L2PARTRIDGE Philadelphia $3.616 $89.000 0.62 24 -
66 KING RETAIL SOLUTIONS Eugene, Oregon $3.500 $825.000 33.00 66 74
67 MOJO STUMER ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS Greenvale, New York $3.480 $260.000 0.15 23 58
68 ADM GROUP Tempe, Arizona $3.400 $154.294 1.29 11 72
69 KAY LANG + ASSOCIATES Los Angeles $3.400 $78.000 0.75 16 64
70 SLIFER DESIGNS Edwards, Colorado $3.392 $8.850 NR 15 59
71 HATCH DESIGN GROUP Costa Mesa, California $3.281 $117.761 0.36 25 79
72 DAWSON DESIGN ASSOCIATES Seattle $3.200 $165.000 NR 28 81
73 MEYER Ardmore, Pennsylvania $3.180 $15.481 NR 29 56
74 BAR NAPKIN PRODUCTIONS Phoenix $3.000 $40.000 0.58 21 -
75 API(+) Tampa, Florida $3.000 NR NR 24 -
76 PARKER-TORRES DESIGN Sudbury, Massachusetts $2.900 NR NR 23 63
77 POLYTECH ASSOCIATES San Francisco $2.880 NR NR 8 -
78 C 2 LIMITED DESIGN ASSOCIATES Fairfield, Connecticut $2.802 $55.750 NR 11 78
79 SYKES, O'CONNOR, SALERNO, HAZAVEH Atlantic City $2.800 $56.696 0.09 10 35
80 FORUM ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN Altamonte Springs, Florida $2.680 $20.000 0.30 37 80
81 KLAWITER AND ASSOCIATES Los Angeles $2.640 $40.000 0.45 13 86
82 DAS ARCHITECTS Philadelphia $2.600 $58.500 0.49 15 84
83 SPACESMITH New York $2.513 $20.500 0.20 19 83
84 COLE MARTINEZ CURTIS & ASSOCIATES Marina del Rey, California $2.500 $65.000 1.20 8 -
85 INDIDESIGN Los Angeles $2.500 $27.500 NR 16 91
86 LEGAT ARCHITECTS Chicago $2.460 $227.126 5.98 6 66
87 STYLE INTERIOR DESIGN Irvine, California $2.410 $24.000 4.00 13 85
88 PUCCINI GROUP San Francisco $2.400 $34.300 0.22 29 93
89 DESIGNONE STUDIO Atlanta $2.369 $110.000 1.15 12 -
90 ROWLAND DESIGN Indianapolis $2.342 NR NR 20 -
91 STEFFIAN BRADLEY ARCHITECTS Boston $2.320 $28.000 1.40 22 -
92 CETRARUDDY New York $2.300 $90.000 0.70 17 90
93 EDG (CHINA) CORPORATION Shanghai $2.297 NR NR 121 38
94 BALLINGER Philadelphia $2.280 NR 0.56 15 -
95 ORSINI DESIGN ASSOCIATES New York $2.165 $30.000 NR 7 70
96 HIXSON Cincinnati $2.124 NR NR 18

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97 C+TC DESIGN STUDIO Atlanta $2.110 $72.000 1.17 20 94
98 FLICK-MARS Dallas $2.100 NR NR 11 -
99 GRAY DESIGN GROUP St. Louis $2.026 $336.000 2.80 24 96
100 HVS DESIGN Rockville, Maryland $2.000 $29.500 2.25 15 -

 


Methodology

The second installment of the two-part annual business survey of Interior Design Giants comprises the second 100 largest firms ranked by interior design fees for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014. The first 100 Giants firm ranking was published in January. Interior design fees include those attributed to:


1. All types of interiors work, including commercial and residential.


2. All aspects of a firm’s interior design practice, from strategic planning and programming to design and project management.


3. Fees paid to a firm for work performed by employees and independent contractors who are “full-time staff equivalent.”


Interior design fees do not include revenues paid to a firm and remitted to subcontractors who are not considered full-time staff equivalent. For example, certain firms attract work that is subcontracted to a local firm. the originating firm may collect all the fees and retain a management or generation fee, paying the remainder to the performing firm. The amounts paid to the latter are not included in fees of the collecting firm when determining its ranking. Ties are broken by the dollar value of products installed. Where applicable, all percentages are based on responding giants, not their total number. The data was compiled and analyzed by the Interior Design market research staff in New York, led by Wing Leung, research director.


Related links:

2015 Rising Giants: Fees and Salaries

2015 Rising Giants: Growth

2015 Rising Giants: Market Segments

2015 Rising Giants: Issues and Trends

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