BELLEVUE, WA-For the second consecutive year, the fastest growing architectural firm in the country is MulvannyG2 of Bellevue, according to The Zweig Letter, a respected industry publication. No other Washington or Oregon firm was ranked in the top 50.

MulvannyG2 is ranked the No. 1 architectural firm – and No. 7 overall – in the publication’s “Hot Firm 2001″ ranking, which lists the 100 fastest growing architectural, engineering, professional and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. The Hot Firm 2001 ranking puts MulvannyG2′s gross revenues at $38.4 million in 2000, a 237% increase from 1997, when the firm brought in $11.4 million. Mulvanny says its gross revenues are currently on track to make further gains in 2001.

MulvannyG2 was unofficially formed by the 1999 merger of Mulvanny Architecture and G2 Architecture. It is that merger that has fueled much of the company’s growth the past two years, and MulvannyG2 president says another acquisition is possible. “We are open to any and all alliances that make sense for us,” says Smith. “We’re not stopping here.”

The official name change to MulvanyG2 came earlier this year as part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebration, which also included moving its headquarters to the recently opened and MulvannyG2-designed One Twelfth @ Twelfth office campus in Bellevue. Founded in 1971, MulvannyG2 now has 320 employees, six offices, and specializes in the office, retail, industrial, international and interiors practice areas. The firm is licensed in 48 states and Canada.

MulvannyG2′s Clients include Advanced Technology Services (ATL), the Boeing Company, China Construction Bank, Costco Wholesale, Graybar Electric, Hines, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Nike, and Unigard Insurance. MulvannyG2′s projects include the 932,000-sf Elliott Grand Hyatt Seattle; the 236,000-sf Tacoma Convention Center; the 42-acre Factoria TownSquare urban redevelopment in Bellevue, Wash.; the 610,000-sf LakeRidge Square office campus in Redmond, Wash.; and the 780,000-sf Jiangsu Power Company headquarters building in Nanjing, China.

The Hot Firm 2001 rankings were published in The Zweig Letter’s June 25 issue and were based on a national survey of hundreds of industry firms. To keep a fair balance between small and large firms, the rankings were based equally on percentage growth and overall dollar growth.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.