The May 29 issue of ENR California will feature the annual ranking of Top Design Firms. Preliminary analysis shows another big jump in revenue among architects and engineers in California. The 98 participating firms reported a total of $4.87 billion of work in California billed during 2016. That’s up 14% from the $4.27 billion of work reported by firms in 2015. In just three years, revenue has grown by 33%.

New this year, ENR California will include Hawaii design revenue.

Also, one firm from those appearing on the list was selected as ENR California's Design Firm of the Year, based on revenue, innovation, sustainability, community service and other factors. That firm, BKF Engineers, has seen its revenue climb by nearly 60% in two years. The 100+-year-old civil engineer, surveyor and planning firm has worked on numerous iconic projects throughout California, and has been named a ‘Best Place to Work’ numerous times by several publications.

You can read more about BKF’s current projects and thought leadership in the Top Design Firms issue.

Thank you to the firms listed below (in alphabetical order) that participated in this year’s survey. In the May 29 edition, you will find the overall chart with revenue, plus breakout charts which will rank each firm based on specialty—such as civil engineer or architect—as well as market sectors, including health care, commercial, power and transportation.

Please note that we may not have space in the print magazine to rank all 98 firms. 

Top Design Firms (in Alphabetical Order)


Affiliated Engineers Inc.

Arcadis North America

Architectural Nexus

Architecture Design Collaborative


ATI Architects and Engineers

Atkins North America

AZTEC Engineering Group Inc

BAR Architects


BKF Engineers

Burns & McDonnell



Carollo Engineers Inc.

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

CO Architects

Collins Engineers Inc.


COWI North America Inc.


Dahlin Group Inc.

David Evans Enterprises Inc.

DES Architects + Engineers


DLR Group

Dokken Engineering

Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture

Electrical Consultants Inc.

Gannett Fleming

GEI Consultants Inc.


Guttmann & Blaevoet

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Harris Group Inc.

Hawley Peterson Snyder


HKS, Inc.

HMC Architects

HNTB Corporation



Integral Group

Interface Engineering

JCJ Architecture

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Inc.



KOA Corporation


LEE & RO Inc.


LPA, Inc.

Manhard Consulting

Mazzetti Inc.

MBH Architects

ME Engineers

Mead & Hunt Inc.

Michael Baker International

Mott MacDonald

Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects and Engineers

Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical & Environmental Sciences Consultants

PBS Engineers Inc.

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Perkins Eastman


Project Design Consultants


Quad Knopf Inc., dba QK

Quattrocchi Kwok Architects


RBB Architects Inc.

RNL Design Inc.

RS&H Inc.

Salas O'Brien

SANDIS Civil Engineers Surveyors Planners

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


Solomon Cordwell Buenz

SPEC Services Inc.


SWCA Environmental Consultants

Syska Hennessy Group

T.Y. Lin International

TAIT & Associates Inc.

Taylor Design

Terracon Consultants Inc.

Thornton Tomasetti Inc.



Watkins Landmark Construction

Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers and Architects

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Wood Rodgers Inc.

Woodard & Curran


ZGF Architects LLP