First increase after two years of decline
The number of architects employed by the world’s 100 biggest practices has hit a record high, according to the 2019 WA100 survey which is published today. Turnover remains steady at $600-699m.
The survey, which ranks firms by the number of architects employed, revealed that the top 100 firms collectively employ 37,787 architects, a 6.5% increase on 2018. The increase follows two years of declining numbers of architects employed, averaging 2.5% a year.
US giant Gensler is again the world’s biggest architect for the fourth year running with 2,627 architects, an increase of 2.6% on 2018. The firm declined to reveal its turnover.
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