The Southeast's construction industry appears to be picking up considerable steam lately, from Miami to Atlanta, and from Raleigh, N.C., down to Tampa. Residential construction is coming back across the region, and owners appear more apt to move forward with planned projects.

Based upon the results of this year's Southeast Top Design Firms survey, though, it appears that the region's architects and engineers are mostly proceeding through the improved market conditions at a steady pace. In other words, with one notable exception, the Southeast's design firms' collective 2014 revenue total was in line from that of a year ago.

year ago, for instance, 115 firms reported collective revenue of just over $3 billion. This year, 113 Southeast engineers and architects responded to the Top Design Firms survey, with roughly $3.3 billion in regional revenue between them. 

That notable exception? AECOM, which acquired URS Corp. in 2014, in an estimated $6-billion deal, as ENR reported. As a result, AECOM's Southeast revenue increased notably, providing a significant portion of the collective boost represented by this year's uptick in revenue figures.

It will take some additional analysis to discern the movers and shakers on this year's Top Design Firms ranking, which will publish in the May 18 print edition of ENR Southeast. For now, here's an alphabetical list of this year's survey respondents.

A&P Consulting Transportation Engineers, Corp.
ACAI Associates, Inc.
Adache Group Architects
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Alley, Williams, Carmen & King, Inc.
Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.
ARTEFACT studio inc.
Atkins North America
Ayres Associates
Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd.
Burns & McDonnell
Carlson Associates
Carollo Engineers, Inc.
CDH Partners, Inc.
CEMS Engineering/Architecture
Chen Moore and Associates
Cherokee Enterprises, Inc. 
CJMW Architecture
Clark Nexsen
Collins Engineers, Inc.
Connelly & Wicker Inc.
Cooper Carry, Inc.
CPH, Inc.
Davis-Martin-Powell & Associates, Inc.
Douglas Wood Associates
DRMP, Inc.
England-Thims & Miller, Inc.
Epsten Group, Inc.
ESP Associates, P.A.
Fentress Architects
Finley Engineering Group, Inc.
Florida Engineering Group, Inc.
GAI Consultants, Inc.
Gallo Herbert Architects
Gannett Fleming
GEL Engineering, LLC
GLE Associates, Inc.
Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc.
Harvard Jolly Architecture
Hatch Mott MacDonald
HKS, Inc.
HNTB Corporation
Jones Edmunds
KCI Technologies Inc.
Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
Lord Aeck Sargent 
McKim & Creed, Inc.
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Metric Engineering Inc.
Michael Baker international
Morrison Hershfield
Nova Engineering and Environmental
O'Neal, Inc.
Parkway Construction & Architecture
Perkins Eastman
Phillips Partnership
Pond & Company
Power Grid Engineering, LLC
Primus Design Services, LLC
R.J. Behar & Company, Inc.
Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
RDK Engineers
Reiss Engineering, Inc.
RMF Engineering, Inc.
Robert and Company
Robins & Morton
RS&H, Inc.
Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC
Schenkel & Shultz, Inc.
Seamon Whiteside
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc.
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
Stanley Consultants
Stevens & Wilkinson
Syska Hennessy Group
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
The Beck Group
TLC Engineering for Architecture, Inc.
Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.
VOA Associates Incorporated
Wakefield Beasley & Associates
Wantman Group, Inc.
Weston & Sampson
Wetherill Engineering, Inc.
Withers & Ravenel, Inc.
WK Dickson & Co., Inc.
Woolpert, Inc.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Zachry Group
Zyscovich Architects