Multinational Design Firm Fee Survey, 2015


Many U.S.-based firms are finding growth outside U.S. borders, and this phenomenon isn’t strictly for the biggest players. Our 2015 analysis of U.S.-based architecture practices working abroad shows continued growth in global opportunities for firms that are prepared to make the commitment.

This special issue ranks the U.S. firms that are working around the globe. You’ll discover:

  • The U.S.-based multinational design firms
  • How much their international billings are
  • Historical perspectives on multinational work by U.S. firms
  • Where in the world the multinationals work

And also in this issue are feature articles from some of the most notable architecture and design firm leaders, offering experience and strategic optimism:

  • Cross Border Strategies are Changing
    A destabilization of older markets yields new zones of opportunity
    —James P. Cramer
  • DesignIntelligence 2015 Multinational Design Firm Fee Survey
    A survey of top U.S.-based multinational design firms
  • Think Big, Act Smart
    Transcending boundaries, literally and figuratively
    —Scott Simpson
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans: The Pros and Cons
    Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of ESOPs
    —Chris Staloch
  • Global Architecture and Urbanism
    Different approaches achieve purpose
    —Gordon Beckman
  • Global Reach for the Mid-Sized Firm
    An interview with Dagmar Epsten
  • Data-driven Approach to Identifying Top Export Markets
    Valuable insights from an ITA report on Building Products and Sustainable Construction
  • The Secret to BIG Success
    An interview with Sheela Maini Søgaard, CEO and founder of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
    —Bob Fisher
  • Dynamic, Adaptive Building Envelopes
    Making use of new technologies to create more adaptive building envelopes
    —Edwin B. Hathaway
  • Design From the Developer’s Viewpoint
    What architects can learn about design from real estate developers
    —Peter Hendee Brown
  • DFC Announces Senior Fellow Inductees for 2015



    124 pages, full color