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Utah Design Firms Ranked in Top 500 List

Sarah Cutler

May 3, 2012

The U.S. construction market appears to be rising out of the recession and Utah design firms are taking part in that. Engineering News-Record recently released its 2012 list of The Top 500 Design Firms and this year is the first time in three years that the group of 500 combined experienced revenue growth.

The list is published annually and ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue.

Among the Top 500 are four Utah-based design firms. Salt Lake-based Architectural Nexus saw a significant jump in its ranking, from No. 465 in 2011 to No. 313 this year.

FFKR Architects ranked No. 484 in the national listing. The company has been included on the list for three years now.

“We’re gratified once again to be included with such notable firms and to be recognized for our client-driven design,” said Ken Louder, FFKR president and CEO. “The ranking demonstrates our firm’s ongoing and successful commitment to growth and development across the Intermountain region.”

Below is a list of all of the Utah firms that ranked on the Top 500 list. To see the entire list visit:



2012    2011                                                                                        Firm type

313      465     Architectural Nexus, Salt Lake City, Utah                      A

347       389     Horrocks Engineers, Pleasant Grove, Utah                E

484      493     FFKR Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah†                          A

499        **      GSBS Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah                             A



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