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The Top 500 Design Firms

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The design profession has been hit hard over the past six years. By some estimates, as many as 40% of architects were unemployed during the height of the recession, in 2009. Engineers fared better but not by much. Everybody did more with less. Now, after several fits and starts over the past few years, the market finally is in recovery mode. It's no bull market, but strength is building. Still, many "lean and mean" project delivery methods born of the recession remain in place.

The table below shows only rankings and firm name. For complete data from the Top 500 Design Firms list see the following links.

KEY TO TYPE OF FIRM A architect, E engineer, EC engineer-contractor, AE architect-engineer, EA engineer-architect, ENV environmental, GE geotechnical engineer, L landscape architect, P planner and O other, Other combinations are possible. Firms classified themselves.

The Top 500 Design Firms
RANK FIRM FIRM TYPE
2014 2013
1
1
AECOM Technology Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.†
EA
2
3
Jacobs, Pasadena, Calif.
AEC
3
2
URS Corp., San Francisco, Calif.†
EAC
4
4
Fluor Corp., Irving, Texas†
EC
5
5
CH2M HILL, Englewood, Colo.†
EC
6
6
AMEC, Tucker, Ga.†
EC
7
8
Tetra Tech Inc., Pasadena, Calif.†
E
8
7
Bechtel, San Francisco, Calif.†
EC
9
17
CB&I, The Woodlands, Texas†
EC
10
9
KBR, Houston, Texas†
EC
11
11
HDR, Omaha, Neb.†
EA
12
10
Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, N.Y.†
EA
13
15
Parsons, Pasadena, Calif.†
EC
14
16
WorleyParsons Group Inc., Bellaire, Texas†
EC
15
12
Arcadis U.S./RTKL, Highlands Ranch, Colo.†
EA
16
14
Black & Veatch, Overland Park, Kan.†
EC
17
18
Wood Group Mustang Inc., Houston, Texas†
EC
18
20
Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo.
EAC
19
19
MWH Global, Broomfield, Colo.†
EC
20
22
Gensler, San Francisco, Calif.
A
21
21
HNTB Cos., Kansas City, Mo.
EA
22
24
Stantec Inc., Irvine, Calif.†
EAL
23
23
CDM Smith, Cambridge, Mass.†
EC
24
25
Louis Berger, Morristown, N.J.†
EAP
25
28
CDI Corp., Philadelphia, Pa.†
EA
26
30
Michael Baker International, Moon Township, Pa.†
EA
27
26
Cardno, Portland, Ore.†
E/ENV
28
29
Sargent & Lundy LLC, Chicago, Ill.†
E
29
**
Fugro, Houston, Texas†
GE
30
32
TRC Cos. Inc., Lowell, Mass.†
E
31
36
Hatch Mott MacDonald, Iselin, N.J.†
E
32
**
S&B Engineers and Constructors Ltd. & Affiliates, Houston, Texas†
EC
33
39
Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., Raleigh, N.C.
E
34
35
Bureau Veritas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.†
E
35
38
Terracon Consultants Inc., Olathe, Kan.†
E
36
37
HOK, St. Louis, Mo.†
AE
37
31
Atkins North America, Tampa, Fla.†
AE
38
41
Perkins+Will, Chicago, Ill.†
A
39
42
Kleinfelder, San Diego, Calif.†
EA
40
34
Leidos, Reston, Va.†
EAC
41
45
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, New York, N.Y. †
AE
42
40
STV Group Inc., New York, N.Y.†
EA
43
52
POWER Engineers Inc., Hailey, Idaho†
E
44
48
T.Y. Lin International, San Francisco, Calif.†
EA
45
44
Dewberry, Fairfax, Va.†
EA
46
50
Brown and Caldwell, Walnut Creek, Calif.†
EC
47
47
Aegion Corp., Chesterfield, Mo.†
EC
48
49
ENVIRON Holdings Inc., Arlington, Va.†
ENV
49
51
Gannett Fleming, Harrisburg, Pa.†
EA
50
53
Zachry Holdings Inc., San Antonio, Texas†
EC
51
60
Professional Service Industries (PSI), Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
E
52
55
Arup, New York, N.Y.†
E
53
54
Willbros Group Inc., Houston, Texas†
EC
54
56
HKS Inc., Dallas, Texas†
AE
55
57
Golder Associates Inc., Atlanta, Ga.†
EC
56
65
Gulf Interstate Engineering Co., Houston, Texas†
EA
57
69
CHA Consulting Inc., Albany, N.Y.†
EA
58
46
Kiewit Corp., Omaha, Neb.†
EC
59
61
Enercon Services Inc., Kennesaw, Ga.†
AE
60
62
Geosyntec Consultants, Atlanta, Ga.†
E
61
71
UniversalPegasus International Inc., Houston, Texas†
E
62
63
Cannon Design, Grand Island, N.Y.
AE
63
58
TranSystems Corp., Kansas City, Mo.
EA
64
70
WSP USA, New York, N.Y.†
E
65
67
NBBJ, Seattle, Wash.†
A
66
68
Greenman-Pedersen Inc., Babylon, N.Y.†
E
67
77
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC, New York, N.Y.†
A
68
64
Weston Solutions Inc., West Chester, Pa.
ENV
69
80
RS&H Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.†
EA
70
85
Langan Eng’g and Environmental Services Inc., Elmwood Park, N.J.
E
71
73
SmithGroupJJR, Detroit, Mich.†
AE
72
75
Hazen and Sawyer PC, New York, N.Y.
E
73
87
Callison, Seattle, Wash.
A
74
81
KCI Technologies Inc., Sparks, Md.†
E
75
72
Stanley Consultants Inc., Muscatine, Iowa†
E
76
78
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB), Watertown, Mass.
E
77
82
Perkins Eastman, New York, N.Y.†
A
78
114
M+W U.S. Inc., Watervliet, N.Y.
EC
79
79
Carollo Engineers Inc., Walnut Creek, Calif.†
E
80
83
The Babcock & Wilcox Co., Charlotte, N.C.†
EC
81
74
Leo A Daly, Omaha, Neb.†
AE
82
**
Woods Bagot, New York, N.Y.†
A
83
**
ENGlobal U.S. Inc., Houston, Texas†
EC
84
89
Woodard & Curran, Portland, Maine†
E
85
91
Thornton Tomasetti Inc., New York, N.Y.
EA
86
86
SCS Engineers, Long Beach, Calif.†
ENV
87
84
Rummel Klepper & Kahl LLP, Baltimore, Md.
E
88
88
Morrison Hershfield, Atlanta, Ga.†
EA
89
169
TransCore, Nashville, Tenn.
EC
90
105
O’Brien & Gere, Syracuse, N.Y.†
EC
91
76
Ecology & Environment Inc., Lancaster, N.Y.†
ENV
92
**
Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach, Calif.†
E
93
66
SSOE Group, Toledo, Ohio†
EP
94
100
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Inc., Sparks, Md.†
EA
95
113
ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, Ore.
A
96
92
Pennoni Associates Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.†
E
97
126
Surveying And Mapping Inc. (SAM Inc.), Austin, Texas†
EO
98
90
Foth Cos., De Pere, Wis.†
E
99
111
Ghafari Associates LLC, Dearborn, Mich.†
EA
100
93
Burns and Roe Group Inc., Oradell, N.J.†
EA

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