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Perkins + Will

330 North Wabash Avenue
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

23 office locations: Find Offices

-Branded Environments
-Interior Design
-Planning and Strategy
-Preservation and Reuse
-Urban Design

Perkins + Will is a Chicago based architectural firm that was founded by Lawrence Perkins and Philip Will in 1935. Their shared belief was that design had the power to transform lives and enhance society. In 1931, the partnership established mechanical and electrical engineering departments in Chicago.  Using interdisciplinary approaches, the firm has continued to create sustainable and innovated buildings across the world. Within the company there is a strong focus on environmental apsects, and in 2011 they had completed 100 buildings that were Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. In 1999, Perkins + Will was  awarded the AIA Firm of the Year Award. Today, the integrated design firm continues to create modern architecture and push the boundaries of building design.

Selected Projects:

Antilia – Mumbai, India

Tianjin Museum – Tianjin, China
COFCO – Beijing, China
Atrisco Heritage Academy – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Angus Glen Library – Markham, Ontario

Written by Robbie Kolovson

January 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. (Bought by WSP)

-14,000 Employees
-Degree Requirements vary by Position
-Use Autodesk Revit


United States Headquarters:
One Penn Plaza
Suite 200
New York, NY  10119

-150 Offices worldwide:   Find Office

-Building Engineering
-Strategic Consulting

Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. was founded in 1885 by William Barclay Parsons. This global consulting firm assists public and private clients in planning, development, design, construction, operations and management. The firm worked on many important infrastructure projects in the early 1900’s across the United States. In 2009, the firm was acquired by Balfour Beatty Inc. but continues to  operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Balfour Beatty. Currently, the company employs over 14,000 people on 5 continents.
Parsons Brinckerhoff strives to inspire the world’s best teams to create innovative solutions for physical assets that enhance our communities for future generations.
-Source: Parsons Brinckerhoff

Selected Projects:

Athenee Residence Tower – Bangkok, Thailand

China World Trade Centre Phase III (Mechanical and Electrical)  – Beijing, China

Gardiner Museum – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Orchard Residences – Singapore

Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati, Ohio

Written by Robbie Kolovson

January 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tetra Tech Inc.

Main: Pasadena, California

Texas: Austin, Dallas, Houston
California: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego
Hawaii: Honolulu
New York: New York, Ithaca
Illinois: Chicago
Massachusetts: Boston
Colorado: Denver, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs

U.S. States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Other Countries: Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Overall Services
Technical Support
Engineering and Architecture
Remediation and Construction

Design and Engineering Services
Artic Engineering
Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering

High Performance Building Services
Commissioning Management
Digital Engineering/BIM/CFD
Energy Modeling
Fire Engineering
Industrial Hygiene Services
Lighting Design
MEP Design
Refurbishment and Modernization
Sustainability Consulting
Technology Integration
Vertical Transportation

Number of Employees:

Tetra Tech, Inc. was founded in 1966 to provide engineering and consulting services to harbors, waterways, and coastal areas. Over the past few decades, the company has grown drastically and has expanded its business in many areas. Tetra Tech Inc. now provides environmental, water/waste management, and infrastructure services as well as security design and other technical services. Today, the company employees over 13,000 people from all around the world. The goal of Tetra Tech, Inc. is to strive for clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. Source

Written by Robbie Kolovson

January 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized


Los Angeles:
3440 Wesley Street
Culver City, California 90232

New York:
153 West 27th Street Suite 1200
New York, New York 10001

Modern Architecture
Urban Design and Planning
Research and Development

Firm History:

Morphosis Architects was founded in 1972 by Thom Mayne and later Michael Rotundi. The two partners also established the well known Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 1972. The name of the firm came directly from the Greek word “morphosis”, meaning to form or be in formation. This idea of adaptation is seen through the company’s progressive and advanced architecture all across the globe. From residential design to large scale urban planning, Morphosis continues to create innovative projects worldwide. Thom Mayne remains the head design director overseeing about 50 other professionals in the firm. Morphosis has won 25 Progressive Architecture awards along with over 100 American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards. Today, the firm continues to produce technologically advanced structures that respond to the modern society and culture.

Thom Mayne:

Thom Mayne was born on January 19, 1944 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He was educated at the University of Southern California and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. While still in school, Mayne helped to found the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the architecture firm Morphosis. Regarded worldwide for his innovative designs, Mayne won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in March 2005, along with many other honors. Under the Design Excellence program of the United States Government General Service Administration, he has become a leading architect for federal projects. This has led Morphosis to complete several federal buildings across the United States, including the San Francisco Federal Building and the Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse. Today, Mayne remains a principal at Morphosis and a trustee at SCI-Arc.

Selected Projects:

Federal Building – San Fransisco, California

Emerson College Los Angeles Center – Los Angeles, California

Phare Tower – Paris, France

Diamond Ranch High School – Pomona, California

International Elementary School – Long Beach, California

41 Cooper Square – New York City, New York

Written by Robbie Kolovson

August 30, 2011 at 3:08 am

Posted in Architects