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Best AEC Firms of 2011/12

Best AEC Firms of 2011/12

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly positive workplaces for their AEC professionals and support staff. Keep an eye on this page for entry information.

By Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor | August 11, 2010

In late 2011, Building Design+Construction began a search looking for the “best AEC firms to work for” in the worldwide AEC industry. Throughout 2012, we've recognized the firms below that excel in innovative recruitment and retention practices, professional development, social and corporate responsibility, workplace environment, and compensation/benefits practices.


BEST AEC FIRM 2011: Chapman Construction/Design

Read the detailed profile Chapman Construction/Design: ‘Sustainability is part of everything we do’ from the February 2012 issue. Also, be sure to check out the original Best AEC Firm from the write up on Chapman Construction/Design from the December 2011 issue of Building Design+Construction at Taking sustainable practices to heart.



BEST AEC FIRM 2011: Gensler

Read the detailed profile Gensler: 'The One Firm Firm'. Also, be sure to read the original Best AEC Firm profile on Gensler from the January 2012 issue of Building Design+Construction at Developing talent on a global scale as well as an exclusive interview with Art Gensler.




BEST AEC FIRM 2011: HMC Architects

Read the Best AEC Firm profile on HMC Architects from the December 2011 issue of Building Design+Construction at Fostering a tradition of collaboration. HMC Architects was founded as a small studio in Ontario, Calif., in 1940. Since then, it has grown into a major player in healthcare, education (K-12 and higher ed), government, and corporate architecture.





BEST AEC FIRM 2011: MHTN Architects

Read the detailed profile from the May 2012 issue on MHTN Architects nine decades of dedication to Utah as well as the original profile that appeared in the December 2011 issue of Building Design+Construction. 





BEST AEC FIRMS 2011: EYP Architecture & Engineering

Read the detailed profile on EYP Architecture & Engineering, Expertise-Driven Design: At EYP Architecture & Engineering, growing the business goes hand in hand with growing the firm’s people that originally appeared in the December 2011 issue of Building Design+Construction.




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