Interior design industry giants. 2013 edition.

“2013 Top 100 Giants”

Each year, Interior Design Magazine publishes its list of Interior Design industry Giants. Interior Design Giants comprises the 100 largest firms ranked by interior design fees for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2012. For Interior Design’s Top 100 Giants, the industry is looking good and continues to gain momentum. The volume of design projects are on the rise and new construction is making a comeback.

“Total interiors fees for Interior Design’s Top 100 Giants piled up to $2.6 billion in 2012, beating last year’s forecast by a cool $706 million. Still, total interiors fees rose 7 percent over 2011, and expected fees in 2013 should only rise a few token points to $2.7 billion. Even with that modest total growth, firms are feeling good,” announced the Interior Design Magazine.

Companies with foreign projects hit 25 percent in 2012, an all-time high. Some 85 percent of global firms did work in Asia and the Pacific Rim, the highest number since “Interior Design” began tracking it in 2008.

Canada is also heating up, with 58 percent of Giants finding work there, compared to 39 percent three years ago. Other fast-growing areas: Central and South America (37 percent, up from 26) and Africa (up to 27 percent from 22). The Middle East holds steady at around 46 percent, down from 61 percent in 2009. The Giants expect the biggest international growth opportunities in China as well as Central and South America for 2013.Who’s fading? The United Arab Emirates. In 2010, 28 percent said it was hot; this year, only 11 percent. The biggest growth potential in 2013, according to 83 percent of the Giants, will come from the U.S.—the highest number in four years.

After years of upward trending, sustainability has leveled out and taken a permanent place in the business philosophies of most Giants (89 percent), according to the magazine. A per-firm average of 35 percent of staffers are LEED-accredited, and 59 percent of all products specified—$38 billion worth—are sustainable. An average of 48 percent of all firm fees come from green design, up from 37 percent last year.

Marc-Michaels Interior Design has received the prestigious honor of being included in the “2013 Top 100 Giants” list for the 14th year in a row. This year, Interior Design also named Marc-Michaels the No. 1 Residential Interior Design Firm. Firms like Marc-Michaels Interior Design have been using the Internet to generate new work and showcase their impressive design portfolio on the web. “We are using a lot of image driven social media websites to get the word out about our firm’s beautiful work,” says Marc-Michaels Director of Marketing Kelly Boudreau. “Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Houzz are just the beginning for us.”

Top 50 Interior Design Giants:

1. Gensler
2. Jacobs: including Jacobs Kling Stubbins
3. HOK
4. Perkins+Will
5. HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates
6. Cannon Design
7. Leo A Daly
8. Callison
9. IA Interior Architects
10. NBBJ
12. HKS
14. Wilson Associates
15. Cheng Chung Design
16. Perkins Eastman
17. SmithGroupJJR
18. PageSoutherlandPage
19. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
20. HDR Architecture
21. Peter Marino Architect
22. Fentress Architects
23. HLW International
24. TPG Architecture
25. DLR Group
26. EwingCole
27. Rockwell Group
28. Space Matrix Design Consultants
29. Bilkey Llinas Design Associates
30. M Moser Associates
31. ZGF Architects
32. Flad Architects
33. Corgan Associates
34. Ted Moudis Associates
35. STUDIOS Architecture
36. FRCH Design Worldwide
37. dwp I design worldwide partnership
38. Yabu Pushelberg
39. Shepley Bulfinch
40. Vocon
41. VOA Associates
42. Little
43. Checkland Kindleysides
44. RTKL Associates
45. ASD
46. Daroff Design + DDI Architects
47. Marc-Michaels Interior Design
48. CBT Architects
49. Gresham, Smith and Partners
50. Mancini-Duffy/TSC.