We have collected the 200 Most Followed US Architects/Firms on Instagram, for you to be able to sort through all of the different inspiration and ideas they present. We also wanted to highlight some of the incredible firms that we have worked with, and mention some of the memorable architects that have contributed towards the common work of the industry. Helping to design the world we live in!
To commend and highlight the 🔝notch work of our Host Partner Companies and our Participants, we have also profiled some of those wonderful firms. If you are interested in the list of the 200 Most Followed Architects on Instagram, continue scrolling further down.
Snøhetta, according to the Firm, “…began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception.” They have worked on projects of all kinds ranging from museums to products for reindeer observatories to graphics to landscapes and, as they say, even dollhouses get the same care and attention to purpose.
One of our incredible Canadian talents, Diana Rosa Franco Camacho, was able to work with Snøhetta in 2019, and got the opportunity to contribute to some state of the art projects. More recently, their Path of Perspectives project, Perspektivenweg, was named by the public vote winner for the best landscape project in Dezeen Awards 2020!
A standard within the industry, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), consists of architects, designers, engineers and planners and their global team is responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings and significant public spaces. They describe their approach as “…highly collaborative, and their interdisciplinary team is international…Working from a network of creative studios across the globe, they are able to apply international expertise at a local level.”
We have been very grateful for the two different opportunities that were given to our participants. Both Esteban Becerril Pellon and Eftalia Proios Torras have tooted their experience at such an acclaimed firm, as a huge boost to their career prospects, and of course, their technical expertise. Eftalia is now in Barcelona working with SOM as an Architectural Designer, and Esteban used his time in Washington DC with SOM to become a Principal in Spain.
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), an iconic Dutch firm based in Rotterdam, was founded in 1975 by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Greek architect Elia Zenghelis. They have provided Architects and Designers all over the world with inspiration to think differently and truly think outside the box.
Andres Rabano Luzano has been working with OMA for over 3 years now, and started with a J1 Visa opportunity. While the other participant that has been able to work with OMA, Gonzalo Samaniego Gonzalez, has been working in New York City for just under a year as a Trainee. Both have loved their experience working for such a top notch firm.
Karim Rashid, is a Design Firm lead by the iconic Karim Rashid, who has over 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. Karim has worked for countless high caliber brands ranging from Veuve Clicquot to 3M to Asus and Samsung to brand identity for Citibank and Sony Ericsson. By working at this firm, all of our participants that had the chance to collaborate with him have attested to his legendary Design.
Vita Giacovelli worked with Karim Rashid in Shenzhen, China back in 2016 and then got the chance to work as a Spatial Designer at their New York City office. Vita was able to travel the world while working with some of the best of the best! Alicia Palacios Moreno is another J1 Visa participant that has been given the opportunity to work with Karim in the USA, but due to the Pandemic those career plans are currently on hold.
Morphosis Architects, a collaborative architectural practice focused on how technology, politics, and cultural intersections of architecture, urbanism, and design intersect. The firm was founded in 1972 by Design Director Thom Mayne, and with over 100 American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards they have proven themselves to be some of the top architects in the world.
After working at Norman Foster’s Foundation, Andrés Conejero Conesa was able to work at Morphosis Architects in Culver City for a year and a half. Andres has since then been working as a Designer in Switzerland.
SHoP Architects was founded over two decades ago with the goal of combining diverse expertise in design to improve environments that impact our quality of public life.
Years ago we set out to prove that intelligent, evocative architecture can be made within real-world constraints.
María Moreno Repiso was able to work at SHoP Architects for half a year as a Junior Designer, and has since used this opportunity to expand her Architecture endeavors. Hagar Admi and Javier Martin de la Fuente both were able to Intern in New York City, and Javier was able to stay on since 2018.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a design studio that works within the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. DS+R’s work addresses the changing role of institutions and the future of cities.
DS+R completed two of the largest architecture and planning initiatives in New York City’s recent history: the adaptive reuse of an obsolete, industrial rail infrastructure into the High Line, a 1.5 mile-long public park, and the transformation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’.
Esha Skinner was able to work with DS+R in 2018 for half a year to learn about the different techniques and experience the New York City Architecture scene, while just out of University. Now she has taken what she learned and applied it to her current work.
TEN Arquitectos AKA Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos,
is dedicated to the creation and investigation of Architecture and Design. Founded in Mexico City by Enrique Norten in 1986, under his leadership and vision, the firm reached international stature when it opened a New York office in 2003. Since then, TEN Arquitectos has grown to over 70 members, working on a diverse array of award winning and acclaimed architectural projects. TEN Arquitectos seamlessly engages a multitude of scales and typologies, including furniture design; single-family houses; residential, cultural and institutional buildings; as well as landscape and master planning.
Arturo Rodríguez López
Alberto Lozano Duran
Eva Sanchez Moreno
Maria Belen Dominguez Martinez
Maria de las Mercedes Bernal Maurandi
Suana Victoria Escudero Guillen
Mitchell James Hattersley
Laura Cerpa Marrero
Caterina de la Portilla Borrego
Paula Hernández Mateo
Jorge Valcarcel Cavalle
Mikel Ruiz Napal
Alejandro Tintore King
Jae Pil Yoo
Rebecca Zhenyuan Lou
Maria Luna Lopez de la Llave Diaz
Rodrigo Castroviejo Corzana
Miguel de la Ossa Peinador
Guillermo del Rio Cogolludo
Daniel Sosa Navarro
Jasmin Térése Müller
Fernanda Dias de Azevedo
Carolina Heras Fernández
|Company name||IG handle||Followers|
|Bjarke Ingels Group||big_builds||476,000|
|Herzog & de Meuron||herzogdemeuron||461,000|
|Foster + Partners||fosterandpartners||331,000|
|Steven Holl Architects||stevenhollarchitects||219,000|
|Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP*||skidmoreowingsmerrill||211,000|
|OMA New York*||omanewyork||206,000|
|Karim Rashid Inc*||karim_rashid_inc||205,100|
|Richard Meier & Partners||richardmeierpartners||186,000|
|Renzo Piano Building Workshop||rpbw_architects||181,000|
|Rex Nichols Architects||rexnicholsarchitects||151,000|
|Interior Marketing Group||img_nyc||112,000|
|Steven Harris Architects||stevenharrisarchitects||76,500|
|Roman and Williams||roman_and_williams_||76,100|
|Diller Scofidio + Renfro*||diller_scofidio_renfro||75,000|
|Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design||kobikarp||74,900|
|Kohn Pederson Fox Associates||kohnpedersonfox||71,000|
|Perkins & Will||perkinswill||68,800|
|Peter Pennoyer Architects||perterpennoyerarchitects||67,400|
|Peter Marino Architect||petermarinoarchitect||63,800|
|MOS, Meredith, Sample||mmmosarchitects||46,300|
|Paul Bates Architects||paulbatesarchitects||43,300|
|IA Interior Architects||iaarchitects||42,100|
|Lake Flato Architects||lakeflato||41,200|
|Deborah Berke Partners||deborahberkepartners||31,700|
|Robert A.M. Stern Architects||ramsarchitects||29,500|
|James Corner Field Operations||fieldoperations||26,700|
|Bates Masi + Architects||batesmasi||23,800|
|Bohlin Cywinski Jackson||bohlincywinskijackson||22,600|
|Matt Fajkus Architecture||mf.architecture||22,500|
|Rafael Viñoly Architects*||rva_ny||20,600|
|Wendell Burnette Architects||wendellburnettearchitects||19,600|
|MASS Design Group||massdesigngroup||19,500|
|Walker Wraner Architects||walkerwarnerarchitects||18,900|
|Carlo Ratti Associati||crassociati||18,700|
|John B. Murray Architect||jbmarchitect||17,800|
|Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney||eyrcarchitects||16,400|
|Ike Kligerman Barkley||ikekligermanbarkley||16,100|
|Rees Roberts + Partners||reesrobertspartners||15,900|
|Grade New York||grade_newyork||15,300|
|Morris Adjmi Architects||morrisadjmiarchitects||14,500|
|Eric Owen Moss Architects||ericowenmoss||13,500|
|Michael Hsu Office||hsuoffice||13,300|
|SHED Architecture and Design||shedarchitecture||13,200|
|Hirsch Bedner Associates||hirschbednerassociates||12,800|
|Edmonds Lee Architects*||edmondsleearchitects||12,300|
|Axis Mundi John Beckman||axismundidesign||12,000|
|Michael K. Chen Architecture||mkcarchitecture||11,800|
|Fairfax & Sammons Architecture||fairfaxandsammons||11,200|
|Nequette Architecture & Design||nequettearchitecture||10,700|
|Thomas Phifer and Partners||thomasphiferandpartners||10,100|
|Andre Kikoski Architects*||andrekikoski||9,805|
|Charlap Hyman & Herrero||ch_herrero||9,567|
|Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects||loharchitects||9,302|
|Miller Hull Partnership||millerhull||9,260|
|The Raleigh Architecture Co.||the_raleigh_architecture_co||9,112|
|Graham Baba Architects||grahambabaarchitects||9,082|
|READ Architecture Design DPC*||re_a_d||7,865|
|Andrew Franz Architect PLLC||andrewfranzarchitect||7,749|
|Aidlin Darling Design||aidlindarlingdesign||7,726|
|Rottet Studio LLC*||rottetstudio||7,560|
|Project M Plus||projectmplus||7,370|
|David Baker Architects||davidbakerarchitects||7,101|
|Choeff Levy Fischman||choefflevyfischman||6,876|
|KTGY Architecture and Planning||ktgygroup||6,851|
|Ken Linsteadt Architects*||kenlinsteadtarchitects||6,657|
|Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects Inc*||ibi_group||6,567|
|Wade Weissmann Architecture||wadeweissmannarchitecture||6,322|
|Stillwater Architecture LLC||stillwaterarchitecture||6,248|
|Malcolm Davis Architecture||malcolmdavisarchitecture||5,434|
|Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture||asggarch||4,758|
|Jeffrey Beers International||jeffreybeersinternational||4,647|
|LDa Architecture & Interiors||lda_design||4,627|
|Leroy Street Studio Architecture, D.P.C.*||leroystreetstudio||4,595|
|Robert Gurney Architect FAIA||robertgurneyarchitect||4,076|
|Whipple Russell Architects||whipplerussellarchitects||4,054|
|Architecture Plus Information*||a_plus_i||4,036|
|Mark Zeff Design||markzeffdesign||3,972|
|Cicognani Kalla Architect*||cicognanikallaarchitect||3,891|
|Melissa Ervin Interior Design||melissaervininteriordesign||3,880|
|Wheeler Kearns Architects*||wheelerkearnsarchitects||3,655|
|Desai Chia Architecture||desaichiaarchitecture||3,460|
|Elkus Manfredi Architects||elkusmanfredi||3,451|
|BKSK Architects LLP||bkskarchitects||3,421|
|Studio Christian Wassmann*||christianwassmann||3,415|
|Copenhagenizine Design Co.||copenhageziners||3,376|
|Solomon Cordwell Buenz*||solomoncordwellbuenz||3,178|
|Topology Eyewear (Bespoke Inc.)||topologyeyewear||3,034|
|Beyer Blinder Belle*||beyerblinderbelle||2,936|
|F A R + D A N G*||faranddang||2,690|
|One Hat One Hand*||onehatonehand||2,410|
|Christian Lahoude Studio*||christianlahoudestudio||2,187|
|Landworks Studio inc*||landworksstudio||2,069|
|Bulley and Andrews LLC*||bulleyandrews1891||1,723|
|Paragon Solutions (before: BUILD ACADEMY INC)*||paragonpeople||1,599|
|Tom Cody Design*||tomcodydesign||1,586|
|Duncan Miller Ullman*||designdmu||1,427|
|Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc*||bermelloajamil||1,282|
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