Top Design Firms of 2005
Significant Growth Continues in the Southwest
Welcome to Southwest Contractor's annual ranking of the top
design firms. The information you will find on the following pages was gathered
through surveys that were sent to hundreds of architects and engineers in Arizona,
New Mexico and Nevada. We thank all of the firms who provided us with their information,
allowing us to produce the most detailed ranking of its kind in the Southwest.
The Top 125 Design Firms were ranked by the combined total
of AZ, NV and NM revenue for 2004. There are also state-by-state rankings, as
well as rankings in various specialties, such as healthcare, surveying and transportation.
139 participating firms reported $1.36 billion in design work for 2004, a healthy
increase of 8.7% over 2003. This continues the region's winning streak, building
upon a 16% increase from 2003 to 2002.
Arizona saw a 7% increase over last
year's numbers, while Nevada jumped 20%.
Though New Mexico slipped 4.1%,
overall the region has seen very robust growth in architectural and engineering
revenue over the past three years, which bodes well for the continued health of
the construction industry in the Southwest.
Among the category breakdowns,
2004 saw land development as an increasingly important specialty among designers
with an increase of over 143% over the previous year. Land development stands
just behind transportation as the second highest revenue-generating specialty.
Environmental, healthcare, interior, MEP engineering, and manufacturing were also
strong categories in this year's ranking. Landscaping design, geotechnical and
public projects were the only significant decliners.
Several firms saw
dramatic increases in 2004: MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc. of Phoenix,
Ariz. moved up from 12th overall last year to sixth in annual revenue, while JMA
Architecture Studios, Las Vegas, Nev. moved from 26th to 13th.
on how your company can participate in future rankings, please contact Southwest
Contractor at 602-631-3080.
The following companies were not included in
the overall ranking due to space constraints: Sherman Group, Inc., JVC Architects,
T2 Architecture Group, LLC, Searer Robbins & Stephens, Hayes Architecture/Interiors,
Inc., Moran Architects, P.C., Evolution Design, Inc., Arlington Design, Archaeo
Architects, HMN Architects, Inc., Frame Architecture, Inc., Harris & Associates,
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