The complete list ranking the top 95 design firms in Texas will be published in October. Meanwhile, below, we invite you to take a sneak peek at the top ten. 

We don't have any big surprises to report this year for the top 10 slots; most firms held their previous positions, or ones close to those.

No. 9 and No. 10, Freese & Nichols, and PBK, respectively, each made a nice jump up the list into the top ten. And joining the top ten and the Top Design firm ranking this year is Zachry Engineering, which shifted its business model in 2008 into two divisions.

Somewhat surprising was that the overall combined regional revenue for 2010 stayed close to that reported by about the same number of firms in 2009. 

Those firms below marked by an asterisk reported their revenue to us as fiscal, rather than calendar-year earnings. Stay tuned for the full list in the October issue of Texas Construction or by visiting


1 1 URS Corp. 388.19
2 2 AECOM Technology Corp. * 171.34
3 ** Zachry Engineering Corp. 124.47
4 4 HDR 121.47
5 8 HNTB Corp. 119.67
6 3 Parsons Brinckerhoff * 117.20
7 6 PBS&J * 99.99
8 5 CH2M HILL 91.07
9 14 Freese and Nichols, Inc. 77.48
10 15 PBK 71.60