New York, NY WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services firm, is now WSP worldwide effective May 10. In the United States, the firm will operate as WSP USA.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, a leading transportation engineering and management organization founded in 1885 in New York City, was acquired in 2014 by WSP, a global professional services consultancy. For the past two and a half years, the firm has operated as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the U.S.
WSP USA’s projects in the New York metropolitan area include some of the region’s most notable buildings and transportation infrastructure. The firm’s history in New York City dates to the 1890s and its work on the design of the original New York City subway, and recently included the design of an extension of the No. 7 subway line to Hudson Yards and construction management for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway. WSP USA has performed structural and mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering for some of the city’s most prominent buildings, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western hemisphere, and 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential tower in the world.
“We have shaped the transportation infrastructure and skylines of American cities with some of the nation’s tallest buildings and the public transit systems of New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Now, we’re moving forward as WSP USA, offering our clients the expertise to conceive and deliver the infrastructure communities need to prosper,” said Gregory Kelly, president and chief executive officer. “Although our name has changed, our commitment to technical excellence and client service will never change.”
WSP USA, with nearly 7,000 employees in 100 offices nationwide, will continue to partner with clients on the development of infrastructure including buildings, transportation, energy, water and environmental projects nationwide. The firm serves public and private clients with a range of services including strategic advisory, program management, planning, engineering, construction management, and operations & maintenance. During its 132-year history, the firm has planned, designed and helped deliver some of the nation's most significant infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, transit systems, highways, airports, buildings, stadiums and energy storage facilities.