Design-build firms provide architecture and construction services via one contract and one team, eliminating the headaches that arise from attempting to keep a client on the same page as the multiple partners deliver on a project. The streamlined approach often means projects can be executed with shorter timelines and more efficient budgets. It’s a perfect approach for New Yorkers who want it done well and want it done now, all with the impeccable quality that New York provides. The 10 design-build firms on this list are executing luxury projects using comprehensive methods.
The New York City skyline is an emblem of industry, commerce, and our ability to push the limits of engineering and design. The landscape is punctuated by Art Deco, Gothic, and contemporary towers that reflect the melange of individuals who pass through their grand lobbies and green plazas. Though the design firms behind the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building are no more, other practices — some with a long history and others with less than a decade under their belts — are designing the structures that will one day define the city. Here are the top firms shaping New York City’s future.