Being an architect entails a lot challenges. If you really want to be a successful one in the future, and work for a reputable architecture company in Malaysia, you need to work hard and believe in yourself. Apart from improving your architecture design skills, you also need to focus on developing your social skills and negotiation skills. Below is a list of the top firms in the world. Keep this list for future reference.

1. Jacobs (United States)

Employed architects – 636

Income – £1-1.5 billion

2. Junglim Architecture (South Korea)

Employed architects – 596

Income – $80 to 89 million

3. Kunwon (South Korea)

Employed architects – 530

Income – $80 to 89 million

4. Stantec (Canada)

Employed architects – 530

Income – $340 to 349 million

5. SmithGroupJJR (United States)

Employed architects – 522

Income: $160 to 169 million


6. Gensler (United States)

Employed architects – 2,570

Income – $1 to 1.5 billion

7. Nikken Sekkei (Japan)

Employed architects – 1,796

Income – $500 to 599 million

8. AECOM (United States)

Employed architects – 1,491

Income – $320 to 329 million

9. Perkins+Will (United States)

Employed architects – 1,140

Income -$350 to 359 million

10. HDR (United States)

Employed architects – 1,072

Income – $310 to 319 million

11. IBI Group (Canada)

Employed architects – 851

Income – $220 to 229 million

12. Woods Bagot (Australia)

Employed architects – 840

Income – $150 to 159 million

13. HOK (United States)

Employed architects – 821

Income – $270 to 279 million

14. Aedas (China)

Employed architects – 788

Income – $230 to 239 million

15. DP Architects (Singapore)

Employed architects – 767

Income – $110-119 million


16. Sweco (Sweden)

Employed architects – 700

17. HKS (United States)

Employed architects – 685

Income – $230 to 239 million

18. White Arkitekter (Sweden)

Employed architects – 681

Income – $100 to 109 million

19. Foster + Partners (United Kingdom)

Employed architects – 671

Income – $230 to 239 million

20. Perkins Eastman (United States)

Employed architects – 658