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The 7 Largest Firms in the US Are Sourcing Materials on Architizer

Thousands of architects are now actively searching for building-products on the platform.

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It’s been a breakthrough year for Architizer’s marketplace for building-products. Hundreds of architects have searched for thousands of products and materials on the platform, with top brands helping them create high-quality buildings. Architects from a wide range of firms across the United States are now active members of the marketplace, including notable design-led practices such as BIG, OMA, Studio Gang, Selldorf Architects and REX.

Perhaps the most notable highlight from Architizer’s free-to-download 2017 Report has been the increase in the number of truly massive firms joining the platform. The presence of America’s largest practices on the platform is now comprehensive — every single US firm with 650 architects or more now has architects sourcing products for their buildings through Architizer’s marketplace. Here’s a rundown of these globally recognized firms, ranked by the number of licensed architects they employ:

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Manhattan College by Perkins Eastman, Bronx County, NY

7. Perkins Eastman

Number of Licensed Architects: 658

Fee Income (2017): Undisclosed

Specializing in a wide range of sectors including education, healthcare and transport, Perkins Eastman was founded on the idea that “design can have a direct and positive impact on people’s lives.” The firm appreciates the importance of selecting high-quality materials from trustworthy brands to help achieve this mission. Architects from Perkins Eastman began searching for building-products on Architizer in June 2017.

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US Bank Stadium by HKS Architects, Minneapolis, MN

6. HKS Architects

Number of Licensed Architects: 685

Fee Income (2017): $230-239M

HKS Architects has completed large-scale projects across the globe, but is perhaps most well-known for designing several famous sporting arenas in recent years — including the striking U.S. Bank Stadium, host of the 2018 Superbowl. HKS sees architecture as “a means to enhance the human experience”. Architects at the firm joined Architizer’s marketplace in March 2017, helping them find materials for buildings that will do just that.

5. HOK

Number of Licensed Architects: 821

Fee Income (2017): $270-279M

Architects from the international, multi-disciplinary practice HOK began searching for materials through Architizer in April 2017. For six consecutive years, DesignIntelligence has ranked the as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design, and specification of the right building-products is central to maintaining its record in this area. Architects from HOK began using Architizer to find building-products in April 2017.

4. HDR

Number of Licensed Architects: 1,072

Fee Income (2017): $310-319M

HDR, one of just a handful of firms boasting over 1,000 licensed architects on staff worldwide, places great importance on materials as it strives for architectural excellence. HDR’s award-winning projects demand high quality finishes crafted from wood, concrete and steel, making the firm a perfect fit for Architizer’s marketplace. Architects from HDR became active on the platform in April last year.

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Albion District Library by Perkins+Will, Toronto Canada

3. Perkins+Will

Number of Licensed Architects: 1,140

Fee Income (2017): $350-359M

Architects at globally renowned practice Perkins+Will work across a broad range of sectors, including corporate/commercial, civic, healthcare, higher education, K-12, and science/technology. The firm also boasts a Research Group dedicated to “innovation of materials, tools and processes to create a new generation of ideas.” Architects from Perkins+Will’s Dallas office joined the Architizer marketplace in June 2017.

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Barclays Center by SHoP Architects and AECOM, Brooklyn, NY


Number of Licensed Architects: 1,491

Fee Income (2017): $320-329M

AECOM’s services span the gamut of architecture, engineering and infrastructure design, and the firm’s architects work closely with other specialist to deliver many of the world’s largest projects. Architects from three different AECOM offices across the United States — New York, Tampa and Roanoke — are now sourcing materials and building-products through Architizer.

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CityCenter by Gensler and others, Las Vegas, NV

1. Gensler

Number of Licensed Architects: 2,570

Fee Income (2017): $1-1.5B

The world’s largest firm according to Building Design’s WA100 survey, Gensler boasts an incredible 27 offices across North America alone. The firm’s services extend beyond architecture to urban design, interior design and even product design, for which it collaborates with building-product manufacturers to develop innovative new furniture and lighting for commercial use. Architects from Gensler began search for building-products on Architizer in November last year.

If you are a building-product manufacturer interested in connecting with the world’s largest architecture firms, it’s never been a better moment to become a member. If you’re already a member brand, log in now and check the latest opportunities in your sector.

For more insights into Architizer’s marketplace growth, download the full 2017 Report for free now.

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