Boston’s Top 7 Architectural Firms – 2013 Book of Lists Sneak Peek

Boston’s Top 7 Architectural Firms – 2013 Book of Lists Sneak Peek

The Boston Business Journal has just released the giant Book of Lists, including hundreds of the best companies in their fields by ranking. At Artaic, our primary focus is top notch construction, design and innovation. The top 25 Architectural Firms in Boston is ranked by 2011 Mass. billings and includes firms that excel in technological innovation, design excellence and architectural advancement.

7. Cannon Design

Since 1945, the Cannon brothers crafted their vision of architecture and engineering through Cannon Design. Today the firm is a leader in design experimentation, innovation, and research. With an enormous portfolio and over  65 years of experience, Cannon Design has received 300 awards for design excellence, technological innovation and imaginative thought leadership.

Cannon Seidman Cancer Center

Image: Cannon Design – Seidman Cancer Center

6. ADD Inc

In 2012 ADD Inc received  the Award of Excellence, Hospitality Industry Excellence Award, Merit Award of Excellence for Renovation and the Community Development Award for 225 Centre Street which will will serve as the corner stone of a redevelopment effort in Jackson Square. In addition to numerous awards, the firm is rapidly emerging as a leader in small-space residential design and is currently working on several Boston waterfront projects which will include dozens of small-size units for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg  competition to create “micro-units”.

Boston Wharf Tower

Image: Add – Wharf Tower, Boston, MA

5. ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge

Founded in 1969, ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge is a nationally recognized architectural, planning and interior design firm.  ARC major project in recent years include; a renovation of the former 1961 Archdiocese of Boston’s Chancery Building on Commonwealth Avenue for Boston College, the 516,000 SF Albert Sherman Center for University of Massachusetts Medical School and a 105,000 SF vertical expansion for  Tufts School of Dental Medicine.

ARC Tufts Dental Sch

Image: Warren Patterson – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


4. SMMA/Symmes Maini & Mckee Associates

Symmes Maini & McKee Associates is an integrated design firm offering architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning services. Founded in 1955, SMMA is a company of 175 professionals with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Providence, Rhode Island. The firm won top honors along with EMC in CoreNet Global New England’s 2012 Awards of Excellence for for developing and sharing new benchmarks for companies seeking LEED certification.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Location: Providence, RI, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

Image: SMMA Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence, RI

3. Jacobs

Jacobs, with revenues of over $10 billion, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. With more than 60 years in the industry Jacobs has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies every year since the award’s inception in 2006.

Jacobs Armed Forces Retirement

Image: Thomas Mcconnell – Armed Forces Retirement, Biloxi, MS

2. CBT Architects

Taking the number two spot, CBT Architects  had  $14.2 million in  interior design fees in 2012 and installed over 4.8 Million SF of space.  The firm was founded in 1967 and has more than 175 awards recognizing excellence and creativity in design of new buildings and renovations of existing structures. CBT’s recent projects include a 590,000-square-foot commercial office building as part of Liberty Mutual’s Headquarters campus. The building is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and will be nearly 20 percent more energy efficient than a typical large modern office building.

CBT Atlantic Wharf Boston

Image: CBT – Atlantic Wharf Boston, MA

1. Elkus Manfredi Architects

Elkus Manfredi Architects is a full-service design firm providing architecture, master planning, urban design, interior architecture, and workplace consulting. Founded in 1988, the firm’s  highly acclaimed and award-winning projects include; The Paramount Center at Emerson CollegeInterContinental Boston Hotel & Residences at 500 Atlantic Avenue; The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; The Peninsula Chicago hotel and retail base at 730 North Michigan Avenue; The Grove in Los Angeles; Neiman Marcus in Natick, Massachusetts; the Time Warner Center in New York City; Harvard University Graduate Commons; South Campus Gateway at The Ohio State University; State Street Financial Center; and the Liberty Wharf on Boston’s Waterfront which houses an Artaic mosaic, Fish in Turmoil.

Artaic Fish In Turmoil Legal Seafoods

Fish In Turmoil Mosaic in Legal Haborside at Liberty Wharf

For more information, head over to The Boston Business Journal site to get the full 2013 Book of Lists.

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