Search for world’s biggest architectural practice begins

WA100 2021

Building Design has launched its survey to find the world’s biggest architect.

Now in its 17th year, the WA100 is an annual ranking of the world’s top one hundred firms.

The WA100 is the key reference for clients looking for architects on every continent. It includes detailed breakdowns of the biggest operators by work sector in each region of the world. It also polls architects on their feelings about the state of the world economy and the countries with the greatest potential for growth in 2021.

The biggest practice in the 2020 report – for the fifth year running – was Gensler with 2,817 architects. BDP was the top ranked UK firm in 24th place with 466 architects with EPR and Squire & Partners making an appearance in the list for the first time.

The rankings are established by participating in the WA100 survey. To make sure you have a chance of making it into the world’s most authoritative list of international practices please click here. Firms have until October 5 to complete the survey.

The WA100 2021 will be published in December. All Building Design subscribers will receive a copy in the post. To ensure you don’t miss your copy of WA100 2020, subscribe to Building Design now.