ENR Mountain States is nearly complete with research for our annual top design firms lists. The lists are based on 2014 revenues for work done on projects located in the Mountain States region (Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho), as reported to us by the firms themselves. Even though we are still in the process of compiling the final lists, we wanted to share the early results with our readers to give you a taste of what’s to come in the June issue of the magazine.
The good news is that design revenues appear to be up around the region, with more work coming into the pipeline and more firms reporting they are busier than this time last year. There is increased activity for transit, transportation, water and commercial projects. Design firms say they have seen more consistent financing, fewer projects shelved or delayed and a healthy private-sector surge of new work.
Here is a sneak peek at this year’s top design firms.
The 25 top design firms (engineers and architects together) in Colorado and Wyoming, based on 2014 revenues are (in random, not ranked order): Stantec, Martin/Martin Inc., Terracon Consultants Inc., Davis Partnership Architects, CTL | Thompson Inc., ARCADIS US/RTKL/Callison, Stanley Consultants, RNL, H+L Architecture, SEH Inc., Farnsworth Group Inc., Zachry Group, Cardno, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, AECOM Technology Corp., Merrick & Co., Burns & McDonnell, MWH Global Inc., WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, OZ Architecture, Carollo Engineers Inc., Gensler, Wilson & Co. Inc. Engineers & Architects, Atkins North America, Halker Consulting.
In the Intermountain area (Utah, Idaho and Montana), the 25 design firms reporting the highest revenues for 2014 are (again, in random order only):
ARCADIS US/RTKL/Callison, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Architectural Nexus, Cardno, Terracon Consultants Inc., GSBS Architects, H.W. Lochner Inc., CRSA, Stanley Consultants, Forsgren Associates Inc., Spectrum Engineers, Stantec, Wilson & Co. Inc. Engineers & Architects, Parametrix Inc., Electrical Consultants Inc., Horrocks Engineers, Morrison-Maierle Inc., Anvil Corp., AECOM, CTA Architects Engineers, DOWL, Michael Baker International, MWH Global Inc., Sunrise Engineering Inc., FFKR Architects.
These designers are most likely to make our final top 25 cut, but this list is not yet final. The complete, ranked lists will appear in the June issue of ENR Mountain States magazine.
Our top designers issue also will include lists of the top green firms in the region, ranked by the amount of sustainable work they did in the region last year.
We will announce our overall top design firms of the year for the region soon, so stay tuned.