It was another year of revenue growth for many architectural and engineering firms in California. Respondents to ENR California’s latest Top Design Firms survey billed $4.27 billion of work in California in 2015.
Revenue from design work continues its modest upswing, according to an annual survey of top design firms conducted by ENR California and McGraw Hill Construction. The 109 participating firms collectively produced $3.66 billion of design work on projects located in California during 2013, an increase of 5% over the previous year. But design firms will face an increasing level of difficulty in finding the staff needed to meet the demands of California's infrastructure and water needs, say respondents. Related Links: View Other ENR California Top Firms Rankings ENR California Top 100 Design Firms "The state's aging infrastructure, current drought conditions
A California seismic-retrofit mandate for hospitals has produced a wave of major projects over the past several years, giving a welcome lift to the state's architectural and engineering firms. But as the program's first major deadline draws near, the wave of hospital work has receded. To cope with the decline in the health care sector, many A/E firms are branching out to new regions or offering a wider range of services to potential clients. Related Links: Top Design Firms 2011 Architectural Record Combined revenue for this year's top 10 design firms rose a modest 2.6% over the total for last
Article toolbar Thanks to a wave of California acquisitions plus internal growth, Stantec, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, has achieved a position as one of the state’s major design firms, working in a range of markets. Photo courtesy of Stantec LEED Silver Working with Anshen + Allen, which it has since acquired, Stantec saw the completion of the LEED-certified Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. Related Links: Designers See Encouraging Signals in the Road Ahead Top Design Firms Main List Top Design Firms List by Market Sector Editors of ENR regional publications have chosen Stantec as the Top Design Firm of
Article toolbar Engineering and architectural firms took some hits last year, as ENR California’s Top Design Firms ranking indicates, but a big-picture look at the data provides some reason for optimism. Rendering courtesy of Smithgroup Downtown SF Medical Center SmithGroup, No. 14 on this year�s Top Design Firms list, designed the California Pacific Medical Center campus at Cathedral Hill. Related Links: Top Designer of the Year Top Design Firms Main List Top Design Firms List by Market Sector California revenue for major design firms declined just 1.2% in 2010 to $3.23 billion, compared with $3.27 billion in 2009. Lists for
When asked how his company continues to excel while so many other design firms wither during the recession, Phil Petrocelli points to a project that AECOM Technology Corp. recently worked on in the Southern California desert.