Quinn Evans, a multi-office firm specializing in sustainable and accessible design and historic preservation has been ranked the top design firm in the nation for museums and galleries for the second year in a row in the latest “2021 Giants 400 Report” compiled by Building Design + Construction magazine. The firm, which posted more than $55.3 million in 2020 revenue, was among the top-ranked firms in the Cultural Facilities sector overall, and appeared among the leaders in several categories including Government, Office, Sports, University/College Facilities, K12 Schools, Multifamily Housing, Hospitality, and Transit Facilities.

A rendering of people looking at museum exhibits.
Molina Family Latino Gallery
A photo of a museum study center with two women at a table reading.
Baltimore Museum of Art's Center for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

In addition to appearing at #1 for the design of museums and galleries, the firm, which has completed numerous projects for the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and other museum and arts-related clients, is ranked #4 in Cultural Facilities overall—a step up from the 2019 ranking according to BD+C. Within that category, Quinn Evans also moved up from #6 to #4 in Public Libraries and from #24 to #18 in Performing Arts and Concert Venues.

A rendering of a museum plaza with people walking.
National Air and Space Museum
A photo of the interior of a large theater.
Eisenhower Theater at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Quinn Evans ranks #15 in the Government sector, #32 in the Office sector, and #22 in the Reconstruction, #17 in Office Building/Core+Shell, #33 in Sports Facilities, and #28 in Transit Facilities.

Quinn Evans has regional offices in Washington, D.C.; Ann Arbor and Detroit, Mich.; Baltimore, Md.; and Richmond, Va. The firm continues to expand through new staff and projects in all locations, covering a wide range of specialty areas in the planning, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation professions. The firm has increased its minority representation from 6.5 percent in 2014 to 22 percent today, with company ownership by women also significantly increasing to nearly 50 percent. Quinn Evans also has five architects on staff who have been elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows.