Manchester-based Ian Simpson Architects won £401m of residential project work last year, topping the national Glenigan Constructing Insight league table for the sector.
ISA's new order book featured the Ramada complex (pictured) and Owen Street developments in Manchester for West Properties.
Other firms with a North West presence also featured in the top five. PRP, headquartered in London with a Manchester office in St Peters Square, took on 29 residential projects with a combined value of £311m. SMC, part of Archial Group, has offices in Old Hall Street, Liverpool and Lowry House, Manchester city centre, and recorded £273m of new residential work.
Shed KM, the Liverpool-based practice closely associated with Urban Splash, was fifth in the table with £180m. London-based Stock Woolstencroft was fourth with £228m.