Architecture Firms Ranked

Oct. 31, 2006

Natick, MA (October, 2006) - Management consulting and research firm ZweigWhite has identified the best architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firms to work for in a new ranking of top A/E industry firms. The firms were selected based on their commitment to provide a positive work environment and challenging and interesting design opportunities for their employees.

Architecture and interiors FRCH Design Worldwide of Cincinnati, earned the top place in the inaugural ranking of Best Architecture Firms to Work For. The firm's entrepreneurial spirit, along with an outstanding benefits program, dedication to employee training and development, and open-book policies were just a few of the reasons it stood out as the number one firm. FRCH, along with 19 other leading firms, was recognized at an awards reception in September at ZweigWhite's Best Firm to Work For Summit in Chicago.

The 2006 Ranking of the Top 20 Best Architecture Firms to Work For are:

1. FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, OH

Number of employees: 200

2. Little, Charlotte, NC

Number of employees: 275

3. Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects & Planners Inc., Des Moines, IA

Number of employees: 300

4. Sasaki Associates Inc., Watertown, MA

Number of employees: 250

5. EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Number of employees: 200

6. BSA LifeStructures, Indianapolis, IN

Number of employees: 215

7. Scott & Goble Architects, Tulsa, OK

Number of employees: 70

8. RNL Design, Denver, CO 

Number of employees: 200

9. Mackey Mitchell Associates, St. Louis, MO

Number of employees: 45

10. Kahler Slater, Milwaukee, WI

Number of employees: 125

11. Harley Ellis Devereaux, Southfield, MI

Number of employees: 500

12. MulvannyG2 Architecture, Bellevue, WA

Number of employees: 400

13. JLG Architects, Grand Forks, ND

Number of employees: 25

14. Hnedak Bobo Group Inc., Memphis, TN

Number of employees: 100

15. WESKetch Architecture, Millington, NJ

Number of employees: 30

16. Dominick Tringali Architects Inc., Bloomfield, MI

Number of employees: 25

17. Perkowitz+Ruth Architects, Long Beach, CA

Number of employees: 320

18. Cuhaci & Peterson, Architects, Orlando, FL

Number of employees: 100

19. SGA Companies Inc., Bethesda, MD

Number of employees: 15

20. Maxwell Johanson Maher Architects, Nashville, TN

Number of employees: 40

The Best Architecture Firms to Work For ranking was sponsored by Architectural Products Magazine ( and ArchitectureWeek (

ZweigWhite ( is the nation's leading source of management consulting, information, and education for the design and construction industry. ZweigWhite brings together experts in strategic business planning, organization, operations, business valuation, ownership transition, human resources, recruitment, finance and administration, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, market research, marketing, project management and project delivery methods. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Natick, MA, San Francisco and Washington.For further information, contact Laura Rothman, [email protected]. For all other inquiries, e-mail ZweigWhite at [email protected] or call (800) 466-6275.

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