The ENR Southwest Top Starts list for 2014 has been public for less than a week, and as was the case with the 2013 Top Starts, things are picking up. Coming in at roughly $5 billion, the 2014 Top Starts exceeded the 2012 Top Starts by about $1.3 billion.

So what does that have to do with our 2015 of Top Design Firms? Well, all of those projects on the Top Starts list have to be designed by someone, right?

In addition to just the “big jobs,” are the multitude of “small jobs” that design firms across the Southwest are engaged. And according to our preliminary list, design firms had a busy 2014.

All of the details on the Top Design Firms will be unveiled in the Top Design Firms list to debut in the May 11 print edition of ENR Southwest.

This list will list by 2013 revenue and in a handful of categories, the biggest and best design firms in the Southwest.

For now, however, we present the firms who participated in this year’s survey in alphabetical order.



Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Anderson Wahlen & Associates

Arcadis US/RTKL/Callison


Atkins North America

Ayers Saint Gross

Aztec Engineering Group, Inc.

Bohannan Huston Inc.

Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Burns & McDonnell


Carollo Engineers, Inc.


Cobb, Fendley & Associates



Dibble Engineering

DLR Group


DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.

Emc2 Group Architects

Engineering & Environmental Consultants (EEC)

EPS Group Inc., Engineers, Planners & Surveyors

FBT Architects, AIA Ltd


G.C. Wallace, Inc.

Gannett Fleming, Inc.


Greeley and Hansen

Hatch Mott MacDonald

JBA Consulting Engineers


Larkin Group NM, Inc.

Littlejohn Engineering Associates

Logan Simpson

Manhard Consulting Ltd.

Michael Baker International

Molzen Corbin

MWH Global

Nadel, Inc.

Nelsen Partners, Inc.

Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants

Orcutt | Winslow

Parkway Construction & Architects


Schneider Structural Engineers

Shepley Bulfinch


SMPC Architects

Souder Miller & Associates

Stanley Consultants


Strand Associates, Inc.

Sunrise Engineering, Inc.

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Terracon Consultants, Inc.

The Korte Company

Van H. Gilbert Architect PC

Westlake Reed Leskosky

Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects

Woodson Engineering and Surveying, Inc.

Wright Consulting Group, Inc. dba Wright Engineers