Complementary expertise strengthens global platform for integrated design solutions to complex projects
San Francisco, CA and Minneapolis, MN— Ellerbe Becket, a world-renowned architecture, interiors and engineering firm is joining the architecture, planning and engineering firm AECOM. Ellerbe Becket’s professional expertise and practice strengths in the design of healthcare, sports, government, corporate and higher education facilities complement a global AECOM platform configured to deliver integrated design solutions to complex projects.
“We’re bringing together top-notch professionals committed to building the next generation integrated design practice,” said Joe Brown, FASLA, Chief Executive of Planning, Design + Development for AECOM. “Together we have an opportunity to forge new responses to better serve clients in a world where resource scarcity, urbanization, environmental change and economic uncertainty factor into projects of every scale. These challenges demand the reinvention of the roles of architect, interior designer, landscape architect, scientist, ecologist, engineer, planner and economist.”
A broad range of AECOM professionals work from local studios on four continents, combining regional knowledge and global expertise in a connected approach to creating, enhancing and sustaining built and social environments. Ellerbe Becket adds 450 professionals practicing from seven offices in the United States and Middle East.
“With the AECOM global platform of services, we’re broadening the expertise and knowledge that we can apply to our clients’ projects,” said Rick Lincicome, AIA, Ellerbe Becket’s chief executive officer. “Increasingly, projects of all sizes are affected by the global environmental and economic issues. The added resources that we can apply to these projects from the earliest stages will allow us to deliver exemplary local solutions for clients while making a difference in the world. We're thrilled to be a part of the AECOM team.”
The union of Ellerbe Becket and AECOM fortifies a platform of connected expertise. AECOM services address the complete building lifecycle, from design, to operation, to maintenance and post-occupancy—as well as integrating buildings into a community, region and environment through economic analysis, urban design, environmental and ecological planning, and cultural understanding.
AECOM projects include the largest LEED-certified building in China, the low-energy NASA “Sustainability Base” at Moffett Field, renovation of the historic Lafayette and Eisenhower Executive Office Buildings in Washington, DC., the award-winning Los Angeles Police Department Administration building and Giant Interactive Headquarters Phase 2 in Shanghai. Other AECOM work includes landscape design for the Tokyo Midtown development, program management of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi and market analysis for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.
Ellerbe Becket, designers of the landmark Kingdom Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is also one of the world’s leading healthcare designers, accomplishing such notable projects as the Mayo Clinic Gonda Building in Rochester, Minn., University Hospital in Dubai Healthcare City; and in Seoul, Korea – Samsung Cancer Center – the largest cancer center in Asia. The firm is also well known for its sports expertise, and is responsible for the design of best-in class venues such as Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and Qwest Field for the NFL Seattle Seahawks. Projects currently underway include the new VA Medical Center in Orlando, Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, NY, and the renewal of the Minneapolis campus of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy. With 44,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.1 billion during the 12-month period ended June 30, 2009. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About Ellerbe Becket
Founded in 1909, Ellerbe Becket is internationally recognized as a leader in the architecture, engineering and interior design industries. Through its global reach and broad expertise, Ellerbe Becket has designed nearly every major building type in all 50 United States and in 20 countries. Practice areas include health care, sports, education, government and corporate. Ellerbe Becket employs more than 450 people worldwide and has operations in Dallas, Texas; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Francisco, California; and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ellerbebecket.com.
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