While some of these firms are eight people strong, others have hundreds of employees. All have been mentioned in Architectural Record in the past five years (2014-2019), and some even have their own publications about their firm. They are from all around the world, and have been separated by size of the company. Any discrepancies between the amount of firms in each category is revealing of the nature of firm management. Women are most commonly the executives of small and medium sized firms, with a significant less amount within larger firms.
The AIA defines firm size as small being 1-9 employees, medium 10-49, and large with over 50 employees.
Guide created by Claire Markuson, Graduate Assistant.