Design firms began this year with high hopes that it would provide the tenth straight year of market growth. The emergence of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic in late February put paid to those hopes. Now, design firms, like the rest of the U.S. economy, are scrambling to cope with the disaster and how it will impact them, and the markets, going forward.
Current Top 500 Design Firms Story:
ENR Top 500 Design Firms: Will COVID-19 Change Design?
Companies are ranked according to revenue for design services performed in 2019 in $ millions (*). Those with subsidiaries are indicated by (†). For information on subsidiaries and where each firm worked outside of the U.S., see www.enr.com. **Firms not ranked last year. Some markets may not add up to 100% due to omission of “other” miscellaneous market category and rounding. NA-Not available.
Key to Type of Firm: A architect, E engineer, EC engineer-contractor, AE architect-engineer, EA engineer-architect, ENV environmental, GE geotechnical engineer, L landscape architect, P planner and O other. Other combinations are possible. Firms classified themselves.
|RANK 2020||RANK 2019||FIRM||FIRM TYPE|
|1||1||JACOBS, Dallas, Texas†||EAC|
|2||2||AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif.||EA|
|3||4||KBR INC., Houston, Texas†||EC|
|4||5||TETRA TECH INC., Pasadena, Calif.||E|
|5||6||WOOD, Houston, Texas†||EC|
|6||7||HDR, Omaha, Neb.†||EA|
|7||8||WSP USA, New York, N.Y.||E|
|8||9||STANTEC INC., Irvine, Calif.†||EAL|
|9||10||BURNS & MCDONNELL, Kansas City, Mo.†||EAC|
|10||14||GENSLER, Los Angeles, Calif.||A|
|11||12||BLACK & VEATCH, Overland Park, Kan.†||EC|
|12||11||PARSONS, Centreville, Va.†||EC|
|13||13||ARCADIS NORTH AMERICA/CALLISON RTKL, Highlands Ranch, Colo.†||EA|
|14||16||HNTB COS., Kansas City, Mo.||EA|
|15||15||INTERTEK-PSI, Arlington Heights, Ill.†||O|
|16||18||SNC-LAVALIN INC., Tampa, Fla.†||EC|
|17||21||KIMLEY-HORN, Raleigh, N.C.||E|
|18||19||GOLDER, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.†||E|
|19||17||BECHTEL, Reston, Va.†||EC|
|20||20||TRC COS., Lowell, Mass.||EC|