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These Are the Top Retail Design Firms for 2023

It’s our annual ranking of the world's leading firms based on design fees from the previous year




FOR 29 CONSECUTIVE YEARS, and as part of its annual Retail Design Firm Resource Guide, VMSD has ranked the top retail design firms around the world, based on submitted design firm fees from the previous year.

Complemented by our comprehensive listing of design/architecture firms and independent designers found on, from the U.S. and abroad, our ranking showcases the perseverance of the retail design industry through all the challenges of the past few years. (Our listing can be found year-round here.)

Information included in this ranking was provided by individual firms and has not been independently verified by VMSD magazine. For information about the 2024 guide, please contact VMSD Editor-in-Chief Carly Hagedon at

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1 Gensler $172,041,750.00
2 JLL Design Solutions $64,000,000.00
3 WD Partners $62,300,000.00
4 MG2 $57,000,000.00
5 Core States Group $49,283,550.00
6 CRTKL $41,180,483.00
7 MBH Architects $40,004,000.00
8 NELSON Worldwide $39,000,000.00
9 GPD Group $29,800,000.00
10 NORR LLC $29,700,000.00
11 Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Inc. $29,336,944.70
12 Chipman Design Architecture $25,800,000.00
13 ChangeUp $24,000,000.00
14 Benoy $20,299,298.00
15 CESO Inc. $19,560,290.00
16 ms consultants $17,600,000.00
17 Stantec Architecture $12,479,476.00
18 Onyx Creative Inc. $10,500,000.00
19 RGLA Solutions $8,450,000.00
20 api(+) $6,000,000.00
21 LGA Partners $5,800,000.00
22 Red Design Group $4,000,000.00
23 Oculus Inc. $3,973,990.00
24 Bergmeyer $3,575,000.00
25 KTGY $3,400,552.50
26 Echeverria Design Group Inc. $3,100,000.00
27 Verdant Studio $2,746,461.00
28 FRDC (Future Research Design Company) $2,437,500.00
29 Winter Holben Architecture + Design $2,300,000.00
30 Kraido $2,200,000.00
31 Ideation Studio Inc. $1,800,000.00
32 Finn Daniels Architects $1,794,440.00
33 Four Dimensions Retail Design India Pvt. Ltd. $1,682,720.00
34 William Duff Architects $1,606,737.85
35 Aluzian $1,500,000.00
36 Designwork Studios $1,350,000.00
37 Jencen Architecture $1,308,589.00
38 Studio D Creative a division of VGS Inc. $1,000,000.00
39 Neon Carrot $700,000.00
40 Shea Inc. $357,000.00
41 Smart Associates / InUnison $300,000.00
42 retail REHAB $250,000.00
43 Design Well Spent Co. $163,000.00

These Are the Top Retail Design Firms for 2023 📷 Nicole England

EDITORIAL CORRECTION: Due to an editorial oversight, Larson Design Group was incorrectly left out of the Top Firms Ranking of 2023. If correctly included, Larson Design Group would have been ranked at #14 with 2022 design firm fees of $23,223,368.00 USD. VMSD apologizes for the editorial error.



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