ikon.5 architects has been once again named to the “Architect 50”, a list of top architectural practices in the United States put together by Architect magazine, the official journal of the American Institute of Architects. Now in its fifth year, the highly competitive contest ranks architecture firms across the country according to a number of criteria, including business, sustainability and design. This year ikon.5 was ranked ‘6th Best in Design’ and ‘13th Best Overall’, besting some formidable practices nationwide.

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Of the categories ranked by the survey, design is the most competitive, requiring firms to submit a portfolio of completed projects to be judged by a panel of esteemed architects drawn from the academy and practice. This year’s judges including Florian Idenburg, founding partner of the New York-based SO-IL, who previously worked eight years at the Pritzker Prize winning practice, SANAA; Sharon Johnston, AIA, founder and principal of the Los-Angeles based practice Johnston Marklee; and Dan Maginin, FAIA, principal of the Kansas City, Missouri based firm El Dorado.

About ikon.5 the jury said “ikon.5 architects rocketed to the top of the list of the best firms in the country thanks mostly to its strong design portfolio. Clear and elegant design solutions harnessing structure, material and light toward singular timeless work on relatively tight budgets”, said the jury.

“This distinction of being recognized by one’s peers is truly an honor,” said Joseph G. Tattoni, AIA, design principal of ikon.5 architects. “We are particularly proud to be the only New Jersey firm listed. “We thank our staff and our clients for their part in making this happen.”

In addition to being named one of the top design practices in the United States, ikon.5 architects was recognized with 12 national and international design awards in 2014 bringing the firm’s total earnings of awards to more than 70 in ten years of practice.

About ikon.5 architects

Formed in 2003 and located in Princeton, NJ, ikon.5 architects is a broad-based practice in architecture, planning, landscape and interior design with a portfolio of projects serving higher education, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions and business global business corporations. A national practice, the firm has been recognized with more than 50 international, national and state design awards for creative solutions that contribute to the enrichment of the built environment.

About the Architect 50

The ARCHITECT 50 is a nationwide ranking of architecture firms published by ARCHITECT magazine. This year’s ranking can be found here. http://bit.ly/1hLQflt.


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