Until recently, Parsons Brinckerhoff has commanded the New York region’s No. 4 spot in our annual ranking of design firms. In fact, as far back as 2009 in the early days of the ranking, that’s exactly where the firm was, focusing largely on transportation work with projects including NYC’s No. 7 subway line extension and competing against industry giants such as AECOM.
While AECOM has steadily held on to the No. 1 spot since 2009, PB is gaining speed and moved up a notch in the latest ranking to third place with nearly $173 million in regional revenue. Transportation work continues to be the firm’s mainstay but it has over the years expanded further into energy and infrastructure planning and won contracts on many of the region’s mega-projects.
For its revenue bump, its work on numerous big-ticket projects in the tri-state region, as well as efforts beyond the usual in safety, sustainability, community outreach and workplace diversity, PB is the winner this year of ENR New York’s Design Firm of the Year honors.
With a staff of 13,490 worldwide, with 1,070 in the N.Y. metro region, PB’s portfolio includes Superstorm Sandy recovery and resiliency work; several Metropolitan Transportation Authority projects including more work on the No. 7 line; and program management, planning and design services on ConnDOT’s $1-billion-plus Viaduct replacement project.
Look for more details about PB, its projects and growth strategy in the May 19-25 issue of ENR New York. The issue will also include our annual ranking of the 106 firms that participated in this year’s survey. For a list of those firms in alphabetical order, click here.
In the meantime, please join ENR New York in congratulating PB as this year’s winner.