MINNEAPOLIS, Minn—May 5, 2011—The architecture, interiors and engineering firm Ellerbe Becket, which joined AECOM in 2009, has fully transitioned to operating as AECOM as of May 2, 2011.
“Over the past 18 months, we have made great strides integrating the complementary strengths of AECOM and Ellerbe Becket for our clients,” said Rick Lincicome, AIA, formerly CEO of Ellerbe Becket, now leader of AECOM’s global architecture practice. “To clearly reflect the combination of these broader, deeper capabilities to our clients, we are now practicing as AECOM.”
Within AECOM, the architecture practice is closely connected to economics, urban planning, engineering, landscape architecture, energy, construction and cost management and related professional and technical services. This alignment fosters a holistic approach to design, and addresses the range of complex issues that influence the built environment.
“We’ve created a practice around a design approach that sees buildings in context,” said Lincicome. “We believe in architecture that is responsive, responsible and informed by multi-disciplinary market expertise to actively address our clients’ challenges. The AECOM name captures the totality of this vision and reflects the integrated work we're doing for clients and the communities they serve.”
Ellerbe Becket brings over 100 years of experience and leadership in a broad range of markets: healthcare, sports, federal, education and corporate. Its portfolio of work includes the first Mayo Clinic (still a client today), the landmark Kingdom Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the design of more NBA arenas than any other architecture firm. Recent projects include Matthew Knight Arena at the University of Oregon, JELD-WEN stadium in Portland, Ore., expansion of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, and design of eight hospitals in the Middle East in the past decade alone.
With complementary AECOM expertise in planning, engineering and project delivery, current projects include a new hospital campus in India, a laboratory in Hong Kong, planning for major international sporting events, and design of stadia in Turkey and Russia.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 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 create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in approximately 125 countries and had revenue of $7.3 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2011. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.