Architect Magazine recently released its list of the top 50 architects of 2015. Architect Magazine considers several factors when compiling their list – including revenue, involvement of women and minority designers, and company culture.

The list also presented the perfect excuse to explore the portfolios of the industry’s best, brightest, and most passionate to ogle the projects that contributed to these firms’ top spots.

Now for some eye candy:

Firm: Gensler

Rank: #3

Project: PNC Place – 800 17th St.

Editor’s Note: We served as sustainability consultant for PNC Place before it was sold in a record breaking sale in DC.

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Firm: Perkins + Will

Rank: #5

Project: National Institute of Health, Bethesda MD

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Firm: Lake | Flato Architects

Rank: #6

Project: Epoch Winery, Templeton CA

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Firm: ZGF Architects

Rank: #12

Project: US General Services Administration, Seattle District HQ, Seattle WA

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Firm: Mithun

Rank: #13

Project: Sustainability Treehouse, Mount Home WV

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Firm: THA Architecture

Rank: #15

Project: Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch

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Firm: Miller Hull Partnership

Rank: #19

Project: Bullitt Center, Seattle WA

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Firm: HOK

Rank: #24

Project: Union Station, Washington DC

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Firm: SRG Partnership

Rank: #26

Project: Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport OR

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Firm: Ayers Saint Gross

Rank: #29

Project: Milken Institute of Public Health, Washington DC

Editor’s note: Proud to say that Paladino worked on this one!

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Firm: NBBJ

Rank: #30

Project: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Firm: HKS

Rank: #32

Project: Texas Women’s University T. Boone Pickens Institute of Public Health

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Firm: LMN Architects

Rank: #43

Project: 1101 Dexter Station, Seattle WA

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Firm: DLR Group

Rank: #48

Project: Alfonza W. Davis Middle School

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Firm: Smith Group JJR

Rank: #50

Project: Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center

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You should explore the honorees’ portfolios to see their great work for yourself. The complete Architect Magazine list can be found here.

Deborah Hanamura2

Deborah Hanamura is director, marketing & communications at Paladino and Company. 

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