Hospitality Comes Out Ahead
And if the Hospitality Giants are any indication, a lot of people have begun eating at home and sleeping in hotels.
Judith Davidsen -- Interior Design, 10/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
The 50 Hospitality Giants are something special. During the last reporting period, they garnered 82 percent of all the hospitality design fees earned by the top 100 Giants plus the second 100 Giants. Fees for this year's Hospitality Giants totaled $200,304,331, an increase of 10.5 percent over last year—and almost twice the projected increase. The largest earner brought in $26,006,560, just shy of 13 percent of the Hospitality Giants' total; the smallest hospitality income was $1,135,000, and the median 2,310,500, just a little over one percent of the total.
For the 48 respondents who broke down their reports by project type, hotels accounted for 51.6 percent of total fees, followed by restaurants at 19.2 percent, resorts and spas at 16 percent, casinos at five percent, country clubs at 4.25 percent, cruise ships at one percent, and "other" (which includes travel lounges, entertainment and recreational venues, and time-shares) at 2.77 percent. An increase of 8.2 percent is projected for the next reporting period.
During the study year, the Hospitality Giants installed 72,772,595 sq. ft.—down 13 percent from the previous year and 26 percent less than projections. Despite the loss in area, however, furnishings, fixtures, and construction rose 15.9 percent to $6,267,522,000. Projections include an increase of 17 percent in square footage, and a decrease of 7.1 percent in furniture, fixtures, and construction.
Among the 44 Hospitality Giants who answered our query about project types, the largest restaurant contained 353 seats, the smallest 60, the median 150. The largest single hotel common area was 6,500,000 sq. ft., the smallest 2,500 sq. ft., the median 26,970 sq. ft.; the largest number of guest rooms in a single hotel was 433, the smallest 58, the median 242. One firm alone worked on 29 cruise ships.
Just over half of the Hospitality Giants earned 50 percent or more of their income from repeat clients; two reported earning 100 percent from this source. But while maintaining repeat clients has long been considered a prerequisite for a successful design practice, some of the highest earners among the Hospitality Giants reported a return rate of under 50 percent, and some of the highest return rates belonged to lower earners. Only 46 percent expect repeat clients to account for half or more of earnings during the next reporting period, and none expect all of their earnings to come from that source.
Eleven Hospitality Giants took a new turn into country club design, while eight each entered time-share and resort/spa work, and four began working on casinos. Hotels were new for three, and restaurants for another three. Two worked on cruise ships, and one each on racetrack and transportation hospitality.
Six Hospitality Giants believe opportunities are opening for hotels, especially on the international scene, while five see opportunities in resorts, especially in Latin America. Single mentions include corporate "entertainment experiences," and megaresorts at dockside gaming facilities.
Regionally, three firms have high hopes for Asia and Eastern Europe, and one sees promise in Newark, New Jersey.
Resorts got seven votes as the project type most likely to grow, followed by time-shares with five, hotels and restaurants with four each, and gaming establishments with three. International locales garnered about two-fifths of the growth votes, while domestic locations took roughly three-fifths.
Thirteen Hospitality Giants find the hotel market, especially limited-service hotels, saturated, while five feel that way about gaming, and three about restaurants. Locations considered saturated were more likely to be in the United States than overseas. Five respondents believe that hotels are on hold, and two believe resorts are on hold. The on-hold locations are primarily overseas, but one respondent says domestic projects are having trouble obtaining permanent financing.
At 21 of the firms, every single job last year was domestic, and at another 12 firms, over 90 percent was domestic. At only six firms--half of them in the top 10 Hospitality Giants--did overseas work account for 50 percent or more of the jobs, and only one was 100 percent.
The largest amount of money—26 percent of the U.S. total—was earned in the Southeast, with hotels accounting for 68.5 percent of the regional figure, country clubs 10.5 percent, cruise ships 8.6 percent, restaurants 7.1 percent, and resorts 5.2 percent. The Northeast accounted for 17.75 percent of the national total, 75.7 percent of that coming from hotels, 15.3 percent from restaurants, 5.9 percent from country clubs, and three percent from casinos.
The Midwest and the Pacific states came close to a tie, with the Midwest garnering 10.6 percent of the national total, and the Pacific states 10.5 percent. In the Midwest, hotels accounted for 73 percent of the total, restaurants 17.6 percent, and casinos 9.6 percent. In the Pacific states, hotels accounted for 85 percent, restaurants 10.45 percent, country clubs three percent, and cruise ships less than one percent. Given the ratio of restaurants to hotels in the most populous regions, a late-night comedian might detect a trend toward dining in and sleeping out.
The Midatlantic contributed 7.7 percent of the national total, 55 percent of that hotels, 33.7 percent country clubs, and 9.7 percent restaurants. The Southwest contributed 4.1 percent, 59.5 percent in hotels, 20 percent in restaurants, and 9.1 percent in country clubs. The Mountain states earned 3.2 percent of the total, 50.2 percent in hotels, resorts 32.9 percent, restaurants 16.8 percent. Bringing up the rear, the Plains states contributed less than one percent, 64.5 percent of that in hotels, 20.2 percent in restaurants, and 15.2 percent in resorts.
Asia accounted for 47 percent of the Hospitality Giants' international earnings, with hotels making up a whopping 98.3 percent of that total, restaurants 1.3 percent, and resorts a small fraction of one percent. The Middle East followed with 26.3 percent of international fees, with hotels accounting for 93.9 percent, and resorts the balance. Europe came in third, with 16.3 of foreign earnings, all accounted for by hotels. Latin America contributed seven percent of foreign earnings, 68.3 percent from resorts, 29.7 percent from hotels, and 1.9 percent from restaurants. Canada accounts for 2.9 percent of international income, 70.6 percent from resorts, 27.1 percent from hotels, and 2.2 percent from restaurants.
Among the Hospitality Giants' staff, 1,368 work on hospitality projects—11.2 percent of all first and second 100 Giants' design staff combined. The largest number per firm is 179, the smallest is six and the mean is 29. Four-fifths of them spend half or more of their professional time on hospitality projects. Top-paying Hospitality Giants offer lower compensation than the top-paying 100 Giants: the top-earning principals and partners take in half of what their counterparts do in 100 Giants firms, project managers earn 40 percent less, designers 20 percent less, CAD operators 30 percent less, and manual drafters 30.8 percent less. Maximum billing rates are the same at Hospitality and 100 Giants for principals and partners, but ten percent lower among Hospitality Giants for project managers, 14.3 percent lower for designers, 25.3 percent lower for CAD operators, and 25 percent lower for manual drafters.
One of the 50 Hospitality Giants reported that 100 percent of design-staff work time is billable; another 12 bill 90 percent of hours or more, and 21 bill between 80 and 90 percent. Only 75 to 80 percent of work time is billable at four of the top ten Hospitality Giants, and four of the bottom ten are among those billing 90 percent or more. One respondent reports billing only five percent. Among of the top 100 Giants, 29 bill over 90 percent of their time, and 51 bill between 80 and 90 percent, a ratio not too much higher than the 50 Hospitality Giants. However, only two in the top fifth of the 100 Giants bill less than 80 percent, while nine in the lowest fifth bill over 90 percent. The largest discrepancy: 12 percent of the Hospitality Giants declined to respond to this question, while only three percent of the top 100 Giants declined.
The highest amount-per-employee earned for a single firm was $475,000, the lowest $52,800. The average was $147,830, the median $128,579. Five of the highest earners were in the top fifth, as was one of the lowest earners. Hospitality Giants were twice as likely as top 100 Giants to pay commissions, with 31.9 percent favoring the practice, compared with 16 percent of the 100 Giants; 80 percent in the hospitality group calculated the commission on the size of the firm's fee, while 69 percent of the 100 Giants used this formula.
The reporting period under study here coincided with the crest of an economic boom, when the demand for designers was high both inside and outside the profession. Almost ten percent—or 131—of the Hospitality Giants' professional staff moved on, the vast majority to other design firms, allied industries, or, in the case of a handful, their own independent practices. The largest loss for an individual firm was 15, and the average was three; 11 firms didn't lose any. On the other hand, the Hospitality Giants planned to hire 156 professionals—21 percent more than they lost—including 65 designers, 17 CAD operators, 13 project managers, 13 senior designers, 12 architects, three job coordinators, three directors, two FF&E specialists, and one design assistant, job captain, marketing person, and entry-level worker. Only four firms had no hiring plans.
That, of course, was during what we have since come to think of as the last of the good times, at least for a while. But knowing the Giants, while the rest of us were gnashing our teeth over what the economy had done to us, they were analyzing the situation and figuring out how to win. Again.
Top 50 Hospitality Giants Fee Scales
|Job Title||Annual Salaries (Median)||Hourly Rates (Median)|
Hospitality Fees/Percentage Of Work By Category
Firms With Largest Hospitality Fee Increase (In Dollars)
|Company||2001 Rank||Fee Increase|
|Hirsch Bedner Associates||1||1,806,560|
|Brayton & Hughes, Design Studio||18||1,520,000|
|The H. Chambers Company||12||1,350,000|
|Leo A Daly||21||1,280,000|
Fastest Growing Firms (By Ranking)
|Firm||2001 Rank||2000 Rank|
|Brayton & Hughes, Design Studio||18||37|
|Leo A Daly||21||35|
|Cole Martinez Curtis and Associates||36||48|
|The Gettys Group||13||16|
|Skidmore, Owings & Merrill||27||30|
|Duncan & Miller Design||22||25|
|Elias Design Group||17||20|
|Howard Snoweiss Design Group||15||18|
Percentage Of Total Firm Earnings In Hospitality Work
|Firm Name||2001 Rank||Actual 2001 Hosp %||Forecast 2002 Hosp %|
|Hirsch Bedner Associates||1||100%||100%|
|Wilson & Associates||2||100||100|
|Barry Design Associates||11||100||100|
|The Gettys Group||13||100||100|
|Duncan & Miller Design||22||100||100|
|Engstrom Design Group||28||100||90|
|Indesign Design Consultants||31||100||100|
|Hugh W. Dear & Associates||34||100||100|
|Creative Design Concepts||43||100||100|
|Pamela Temples Interiors||47||97||100|
|Aramark Design Solutions||16||95||95|
|Design Development Co.||20||95||95|
|R.D. Jones & Associates, Inc.||29||93||90|
|Daroff Design Inc. & Ddi Architects||7||90||90|
|Elias Design Group||17||90||90|
|J/Brice Design International||25||85||85|
|Haverson Architecture And Design||39||80||75|
|Ahearn Schopfer and Associates||40||80||80|
|Morrison Seifert Murphy||50||78||70|
|Hochheiser Ross Design Group||24||77||NR|
|The H. Chambers Company||12||75||75|
|Howard Snoweiss Design Group||15||73||73|
|Brennan Beer Gorman Monk/Interiors||10||65||60|
|Hnedak Bobo Group||26||64||64|
|Carole Korn Interiors||9||50||50|
|Brayton & Hughes, Design Studio||18||45||NR|
|ABA Avery Brooks & Associates||49||40||65|
|Looney Ricks Kiss Architects||44||32||30|
|Cole Martinez Curtis and Associates||36||24||50|
|FRCH Design Worldwide||33||15||17|
|ISI (Interior Space International)||46||15||20|
|The Hillier Group||14||10||15|
|Leo A Daly||21||8||NR|
|Skidmore, Owings & Merrill||27||5||7|
|CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares||41||5||10|
Companies New To Hospitality Giants
|Engstrom Design Group||2,081,939||28|
|R.D. Jones & Associates||2,029,700||29|
|FRCH Design Worldwide||1,800,000||33|
|CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares||1,500,000||41|
|Creative Design Concepts||1,469,612||43|
|ABA Avery Brooks & Associates||1,142,330||49|
|Morrison Seifert Murphy||1,135,000||50|
Top Firms Working Outside Of The U.S.A.
|Firm||2001 Rank||% Of Work Outside U.S.A.|
|Indesign Design Consultants||31||100%|
|Wilson & Associates||2||55|
|Hirsch Bedner Associates||1||40|
|Skidmore, Owings & Merrill||27||35|
Hospitality Giants 2001
|Rank 2001/Rank 2000||Overall Top 200 Ranking||Firm Name/headquarters||Hospitality Fees*||Projects to be completed in 2001|
|In the event of a tie, the firm with the larger dollar value of installed work is listed first.
NR = Not Reported
All data listed is for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2000
*Fees in millions
Methodology: The third installment of the three-part annual business survey of Interior Design Giants comprises the top 50 largest hospitality firms ranked by interior design fees for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2000. The Top 100 firm ranking was published in January, 2001; the Second 100 firm ranking was featured in July, 2001. Interior design fees include fees attributed to: 1 All types of hospitality interiors work, including hotels, restaurants, resorts, spas, casinos, country clubs, and cruise ships. 2 All aspects of a firm's interior design practice, from strategic planning and programming to design and project management. 3 Fees paid to a firm for work performed by employees and independent contractors who are "full-time staff equivalent." Interior design fees do not include revenues paid to a firm and remitted to subcontractors that are not considered full-time staff equivalent. For example, certain firms attract work that is subcontracted to a local firm. The originating firm may collect all the fees and retain a management or generation fee, paying the remainder to the performing firm. The amounts paid to the latter are not included in the fees of the collecting firm in determining its ranking. The data was compiled and analyzed by the Interior Design market research staff in New York: Laura Girmscheid, tabulation supervisor; and Wing Leung, research manager. Judith Davidsen is a contributing editor to Interior Design.
|Total||$ Value||Sq. ft.|
|1/1||14||Hirsch Bedner Associates, Santa Monica, CA||26.01||1534.13||14.61||St. Regis Monarch Beach (size NR) Dana Pt., CA Fullerton (size NR) Singapore Marriott Tomorrow Square (size NR) Shanghai, China Badrutt's Palace (size NR) St. Moritz, Switzerland Mandarin Oriental (size NR) Miami, FL|
|2/2||18||Wilson & Associates, Dallas, TX||18.90||1000.00||NR||Livingston Lodge (size NR) Zambia Caesar's Palace Suites (size NR) Las Vegas, NV Taj Bengal Hotel (size NR) Calcutta, India Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch (size NR) Beaver Creek, CO Hollywood Resort & Casino (size NR) Shreveport, LA|
|3/3||34||DiLeonardo International, Warwick, RI||12.54||418.00||3.22||International Resort (size NR) Malta Tianjin International Hotel (size NR) Tianjin, China Al Faisaliah Center (size NR) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Plaza Fifty (size NR) New York, NY Marriott Hotel (size NR) Nashville, TN|
|4/9||41||Graham-Kim International, Woburn, MA||11.60||76.00||2.86||Renaissance Hotel (680,000 sq. ft.) Seoul, Korea Southbridge Hotel & Conf. Ctr. (648,000 sq. ft.) Southbridge, MA Intercontinental Hotel (580,000 sq. ft.) Kiev, Ukraine Grand Court Hotel (420,000 sq. ft.) Jerusalem, Israel Kempinski Hotel (340,000 sq. ft.) London, England|
|5/5||67||Concepts 4, Long Beach, CA||8.28||332.00||5.28||Marriott (875 rooms) Anaheim, CA Westin (456 rooms) Ottawa, Canada Marriott (400 rooms) San Ramon, CA Blue Ash Lodge (235 rooms) Cincinnati, OH Robles Del Rio Lodge (69 rooms) Carmel Valley, CA|
|6/6||69||AAD, Scottsdale, AZ||8.10||73.00||2.80||Fox Sports Skybox @ Safeld Park (17,000 sq. ft.) Seattle, WA Budweiser Brew House (3,000 sq. ft.) Nationwide Jose Cuervo Tequileria (3,000 sq. ft.) Nationwide Expedia.com Cafe (2,100 sq. ft.) San Jose, CA Flatbreadz (1,200 sq. ft.) Nationwide|
|7/4||63||Daroff Design Inc. & DDI Architects, Philadelphia, PA||7.85||360.00||2.20||Renaissance Harbor Place (400,000 sq. ft.) Baltimore, MD Rainforrest Café @ Disney (40,000 sq. ft.) Anaheim, CA Showboat Casino/Restaurant (20,000 sq. ft.) Atlantic City, NJ Chicago Union League (size NR) Chicago, IL|
|8/7||10||Callison, Seattle, WA||6.20||172.00||2.60||The Lodge at Whistler (270,000 sq. ft.) Whister, Canada Camlin Hotel (110,000 sq. ft.) Seattle, WA Sunstone Lodge (107,000 sq. ft.) Mammoth Lakes, CA White Pine Lodge (80,000 sq. ft.) Schweitzer, ID Teton Club Restaurant (3,000 sq. ft.) Jackson Hole, WY|
|9/10||42||Carole Korn Interiors, Boca Raton, FL||5.70||40.00||0.40||Ocean Point Resort (262,256 sq. ft.) Sunny Isles, FL Club Pelican (125,000 sq. ft.) Naples, FL Castillo Grand (115,765 sq. ft.) Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jupiter Yacht Club (15,000 sq. ft.) Jupiter, FL|
|10/8||68||Brennan Beer Gorman Monk/Interiors, New York, NY||5.25||273.00||2.50||Westin Stamford Hotel (size NR) Singapore Hyatt Regency @ the Arcade (size NR) Cleveland, OH Marriott Renaissance Center (size NR) Detroit, MI Georgian Terrace Hotel (size NR) Atlanta, GA|
|11/12||108||Barry Design Associates, Los Angeles, CA||5.00||55.00||NR||Balboa Bay Club (size NR) Newport Beach, CA Ritz-Carlton (size NR) Marina del Rey, CA Westin La Paloma (size NR) Tucson, AZ Hilton Torrey Pines (size NR) La Jolla, CA Four Seasons Aviara (size NR) Carlsbad, CA|
|12/14||87||The H. Chambers Company, Baltimore, MA||4.95||45.00||0.60||West Shore Country Club (38,000 sq. ft.) Harrisburg, PA Beechmont Country Club (35,000 sq. ft.) Cleveland, OH The Landings (30,000 sq. ft.) Savannah, GA Wykagyl Country Club (28,000 sq. ft.) New Rochelle, NY Pine Tree Golf Club (19,000 sq. ft.) W. Palm Beach, FL|
|13/16||119||The Gettys Group, Chicago, IL||4.30||110.00||NR||Hotel Lexington (size NR) New York, NY Plaza Restaurant (size NR) New York, NY|
|14/13||13||The Hillier Group, Princeton, NJ||3.80||63.00||0.80||Concord Hotel (1,200,000 sq. ft.) Lake Kiamesha, NY Newark Airport Hilton (160,000 sq. ft.) Newark, NJ Marriott Marquis (size NR) New York, NY|
|15/18||116||Howard Snoweiss Design Group, Coral Gables, FL||3.25||68.00||NR||Ritz Carlton Golf Resort (290,000 sq. ft.) Naples, FL Royal Caribbean's Voyager III (57,000 sq. ft.) Miami, FL Ritz Carlton Resort & Spa (56,000 sq. ft.) Naples, FL Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort (52,000 sq. ft.) Ft. Lauderdale, FL Royal Caribbean's Radiance I (32,000 sq. ft.) Miami, FL|
|16/17||140||Aramark Design Solutions, Philadelphia, PA||3.10||180.00||0.29||AG Edwards Corp Dining (60,000 sq. ft.) St. Louis, MO PNC Park concessions (60,000 sq. ft.) Pittsburgh, PA Boston University Dining (30,000 sq. ft.) Boston, MA James Madison Univ. Dining (30,000 sq. ft.) Harrisonburg, VA UNCG Food Court (25,000 sq. ft.) Greensboro, NC|
|17/20||146||Elias Design Group, New York, NY||3.10||47.00||1.20||Marriott Glennpointe (150,000 sq. ft.) Teaneck, NJ McLean Hilton (120,000 sq. ft.) McLean, VA The Fontain Bleau (120,000 sq. ft.) Miami, FL Sofitel (60,000 sq. ft.) Miami, FL Novotel (45,000 sq. ft.) New York, NY|
|18/37||124||Brayton & Hughes, Design Studio, San Francisco, CA||3.00||NR||NR||Disney Grand California (300,000 sq. ft.) Anaheim, CA Ritz Half Moon Bay Resort (270,000 sq. ft.) Half Moon Bay, CA|
|19/—||29||HLM Design, Charlotte, NC||3.00||NR||NR||Connthia Palace Hotel (size NR) Budapest, Hungary Blackfriar’s Crown Plaza Hotel (size NR) London, England Eton Townhouse Hotel (size NR) London, England Connthia Park Towers Hotel (size NR) Prague, Czech Republic XIV Arima Resort Hotel (size NR) Arima, Japan|
|20/15||150||Design Development, Tarzana, CA||2.93||85.00||NR||Outrigger Restaurant Hula Moons (15,000 sq. ft.) Maui, HI Oritalia Rest. @ Westin Hotel (size NR) Portland, OR Bleu Restaurant (size NR) New Orleans, LA Petterinos (size NR) Chicago, IL Elephant Bar (size NR) various locations|
|21/35||7||Leo A Daly, Omaha, NE||2.78||34.75||0.59||Ishim Hotel (800,000 sq. ft.) Astana, Kazakhstan SunCoast Hotel & Casino (680,000 sq. ft.) Las Vegas, NV Guest Quarter Osan AFB (330 rooms) Osan, Korea Pueblo Sandia Casino (200,000 sq. ft.) Albuquerque, NM Resort Hotel (160,000 sq. ft.) Irvine, CA|
|22/25||170||Duncan & Miller Design, Dallas, TX||2.70||81.00||4.50||Renaissance (20,000 sq. ft.) Dallas, TX Radisson (300 rooms) San Salvador, El Salvador Marriott (250 rooms) Sawgrass, FL Radisson Dallas (216 rooms) Dallas, TX Embassy Suites River Walk (190 rms) San Antonio, TX|
|23/—||183||Zakaspace, Ft. Lauderdale, FL||2.45||51.40||0.26||NR|
|24/23||155||Hochheiser Ross Design Group, Richmond, VA||2.42||24.85||1.40||Sheraton National (350,000 sq. ft.) Arlington, VA SUNY (325,000 sq. ft.) Stony Brook, NY Annapolis Marriott (125,000 sq. ft.) Annapolis, MD Double Tree (75,000 sq. ft.) Skokie, IL Huntington Hilton (50,000 sq. ft.) Long Island, NY|
|25/24||163||J/Brice Design International, Boston, MA||2.40||125.00||10.00||Marriott Hotel (size NR) Newport, RI Renaissance Hotel (size NR) Bedford, MA Hilton Hotel (size NR) Charlotte, NC Double Tree Hotel (size NR) Waltham, MA Sheraton Hotel (size NR) Syracuse, NY|
|26/21||133||Hnedak Bobo Group, Memphis, TN||2.22||5.05||0.14||Harrah's Hotel (265,000 sq. ft.) E. Chicago, IN Harrah's Jouet Hotel (80,000 sq. ft.) Jouet, IL Harrah's Casino (75,000 sq. ft.) Metropolis, IL|
|27/30||4||Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL||2.18||16.00||0.40||Mangaf Resort (250,000 sq. ft.) Kuwait JFK Terminal Lounges (140,000 sq. ft.) New York, NY Carlyle Hotel Suite (6,000 sq. ft.) New York, NY|
|28/—||190||Engstrom Design Group, San Rafael, CA||2.08||25.00||0.19||Napa Valley Grill Restaurant & Bar (11,000 sq. ft.) Chicago, IL Mark Restaurant/5.2.1. Lounge (11,000 sq. ft.) San Francisco, CA Finn & Porter Restaurant & Bar (8,500 sq. ft.) Alexandria, VA Bradley Ogden Restaurant & Bar (8,000 sq. ft.) Santa Clara, CA Nordstrom Café & e-Bars (700 - 3,000 sq. ft.) Nationwide|
|29/—||187||R.D. Jones & Associates, Baltimore, MD||2.03||87.00||1.39||Hyatt Regency (500 rooms) Reston, VA Wyndham Bonaventure Spa/Resort (498 rooms) Ft. Lauderdale, FL Marriott Horizons Timeshare (400 rooms) Orlando, FL/Branson, MO Hilton (286 rooms) Santa Clara, CA Residence Inn (size NR) Bethesda, MD|
|30/—||43||RSP Architects, Minneapolis, MN||1.96||90.00||0.53||Destination Resort (277,000 sq. ft.) location NR Camp Herzell Dining/Commons Facil. (30,000 sq. ft.) Webster, WI Am. Express Corp. Dining Facil. (30,000 sq. ft.) Minneapolis, MN Burger King Service Design (4,650 sq. ft.) Nationwide United Health Dining Facil. (4,000 sq. ft.) Minnetonka, MN|
|31/26||193||Indesign Design Consultants, Studio City, CA||1.95||30.00||0.25||NR|
|32/33||109||Shea Architects, Minneapolis, MN||1.90||20.02||0.35||Morton's (12,000 sq. ft.) South Court Plaza, CA Palm (8,000 sq. ft.) Tampa, FL Pickled Parrot (8,000 sq. ft.) Eden Prairie, MN Champp's (8,000 sq. ft.) Bumsville, MN Haagen Dazs @ Disney (2,000 sq. ft.) Anaheim, CA|
|33/—||39||FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, OH||1.80||NR||NR||Marriott (210,000 sq. ft.) Beachwood, OH Marriott (205,000 sq. ft.) Pewaukee, WI Orlando World Ctr. Marriott (35,000 sq. ft.) Orlando, FL|
|34/31||—||Hugh W. Dear & Associates, Williamsburg, VA||1.78||17.60||NR||Grande Bay Resort (540 rooms) Myrtle Beach, SC Camelot Resort (500 rooms) Myrtle Beach, SC Bay Watch Golf + Beach (480 rooms) Myrtle Beach, SC Grande Dunes Beach Club (20,000 sq. ft.) Myrtle Beach, SC Hotel Utica (200 rooms) Utica, NY|
|35/—||—||Forrest Perkins, Dallas, TX||1.73||100.00||2.00||St. Louis Gateway (280,000,000 sq. ft.) St. Louis, MO San Destin Conference (size NR) Destin, FL|
|36/48||83||Cole Martinez Curtis and Associates, Marina del Rey, CA||1.60||195.00||1.90||Renaissance Hotel (650 rooms) Hollywood, CA Hilton Hawaiian Village Kalia Tower (450 rooms) Honolulu, HI Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon Tower (230 units) Honolulu, HI The Lodge at Sea Island (42 rooms) Sea Island, CA|
|37/27||—||AiGroup, Atlanta, GA||1.60||125.00||2.00||Westin Peachtree Plaza (167,500 sq. ft.) Atlanta, GA LAX Crowne Plaza (615 rooms) Los Angeles, CA Sheraton Station Sq. (125,000 sq. ft.) Pittsburgh, PA Georgian Terrace Hotel (78,000 sq. ft.) Atlanta, GA Wild Dunes Resort (28,000 sq. ft.) Isle of Palm, SC|
|38/28||—||Vivian/Nichols Associates, Dallas, TX||1.57||22.98||0.53||Omni Hotel (20,000 sq. ft.) Chicago, IL La Paz Resort (160 keys) La Paz, Mexico Hotel Santa Fe (size NR) Santa Fe, Mexico Omni Hotel (size NR) Richardson, TX Springhill Suites (size NR) Seattle, WA|
|39/22||192||Haverson Architecture and Design, Greenwich, CT||1.57||20.00||0.06||GM Heritage Center (40,000 sq. ft.) Detroit, MI Smith & Wollensky (30,000 sq. ft.) Boston, MA Manhattan Ocean Club (25,000 sq. ft.) Las Vegas, NV Experience Cafe (15,000 sq. ft.) Detroit, MI 719 Restaurant & Catering (15,000 sq. ft.) Teaneck, NJ|
|40/36||—||Ahearn Schopfer and Associates, Boston, MA||1.50||22.00||0.50||Three E Comm 2 (size NR) Albany, NY Hotel Commonwealth (size NR) Boston, MA Boca Raton Resort and Club (size NR) Boca Raton, FL Sheraton (size NR) Hyannis, MA Radisson (size NR) Boston, MA|
|41/—||65||CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares, Boston, MA||1.50||8.00||0.10||Ritz Carlton (100,000 sq. ft.) Boston, MA Black Rock Golf Community (30,000 sq. ft.) Hingham, MA Woods Hole Country Club (12,000 sq. ft.) Woods Hole, MA|
|42/—||—||JBD, Warwick, RI||1.48||36.00||0.70||Foxwoods Resort & Casino (size NR) Mashantucket, CT|
|43/—||—||Creative Design Concepts, Simi Valley, CA||1.47||7.35||0.54||Jockey Club (189,000 sq. ft.) Las Vegas, NV Kona Hawaii Village (80,000 sq. ft.) Kailua-Kona, HI Fairfield Resorts (46,000 sq. ft.) Flagstaff, AZ Cedar Breaks Lodge (27,000 sq. ft.) Brianhead, UT Comfort Inn (18,000 sq. ft.) Santa Fe, NM|
|44/42||114||Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Memphis, TN||1.43||NR||NR||Stein Eriksen Lodge (82,000 sq. ft.) Park City, UT Embassy Suite (241 suites) Sacramento, CA Embassy Suite (218 suites) Memphis, TN Echelon @ Ballpark Clubhouse (size NR) Memphis, TN Collection River Clubhouse (size NR) Bluffton, SC|
|45/41||35||Design Forum, Dayton, OH||1.32||37.40||3.74||Long John Silver's/A&W Rootbeer (2,000 sq. ft.) Knoxville, TN|
|46/46||30||ISI (Interior Space International), Chicago, IL||1.30||22.00||0.45||Hotel (300,000 sq. ft.) Grand Rapids, MI Hotel (300,000 sq. ft.) Chicago, IL Hotel (200,000 sq. ft.) Krakow, Poland|
|47/29||—||Pamela Temples Interiors, Orlando, FL||1.28||70.00||NR||Ambassador Hotel (size NR) Hollywood, FL Bahamia Resort (size NR) Nassau, Bahama Atlantis Vacation Ownership (size NR) Paradise Island Thomblade Country Club (size NR) Greenville, NC Big Cedar Lodge (size NR) Branson, MO|
|48/—||55||LS3P Associates, Charleston, SC||1.20||30.00||0.75||Convention Ctr. (200,000 sq. ft.) North Charleston, SC Performing Arts Ctr. (75,000 sq. ft.) N. Charleston, SC Grove Park Inn (65,000 sq. ft.) Ashville, NC French Quarter Inn (60,000 sq. ft.) Charleston, SC Grand View Inn (40,000 sq. ft.) Charleston, SC|
|49/—||174||ABA Avery Brooks & Associates, Las Vegas, NV||1.14||33.00||0.17||Four Seasons @ Emerald Bay (350,000 sq. ft.) Bahamas Green Valley Ranch Resort (143,984 sq. ft.) Las Vegas, NV The Doral Resort & Club (size NR) Miami, FL Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge (size NR) Orlando, FL The Sorrento Hotel (size NR) Seattle, WA|
|50/—||—||Morrison Seifert Murphy, Dallas, TX||1.14||NR||NR||Four Seasons Lounge (size NR) Austin, TX Sheraton Miami Airport (size NR) Miami, FL Hawthorn Suites (size NR) Ruidoso, NM Four Seasons Las Colinas Cafe (size NR) Irving, TX Four Seasons Las Colinas Hotel (size NR) Irving, TX|