Talk about a year to remember. The design firms in EC&M's 2005 Top 40 list enjoyed an average year-over-year gain of 8.75% in design services. Maybe this explains why so many design firm executives are walking around these days with permanent smiles on their faces.
This year's Top 40 design firms posted an impressive total of $18.6 billion in design services revenue in 2004. Twenty-six out of forty firms posted higher revenue totals in 2004 than in 2003, and o