New York is arguably the epicenter of the architectural industry in the United States, with more than 20,000 licensed architects and well over 1,000 firms working in the state. At its heart, New York City (NYC) is home to a thriving community of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, engineers and contractors, with projects ranging from residential and retail to cultural and commercial. Construction firms generated an estimated $84 billion in economic activity in 2018, representing 10 percent of New York City’s total economic output.
With so many architecture firms to choose from, it’s challenging for clients to identify the industry leaders that will be an ideal fit for their project needs. Fortunately, Architizer is able to provide guidance on the top design firms in NYC based on more than a decade of data and industry knowledge.
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2. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
A+Awards won: 13
Projects of the Day: 10
Featured Projects: 31
Total Projects: 92
International firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) was founded back in 1936 and has since become one of the world’s most renowned practices, particularly famous for its iconic skyscraper designs in Chicago, New York and beyond. The firm comprises architects, engineers, urban planners and more, all participating in a highly collaborative effort to bring incredibly complex, large-scale developments to reality. SOM’s use of innovative materials and emerging technologies has made them a leading force in the design of modern commercial projects.