Stantec in expansion mode again
September 13, 2010
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Stantec has announced it is "taking a giant leap forward" with its plan to become one of the world's leading a...
Stantec has announced it is “taking a giant leap forward” with its plan to become one of the world’s leading architecture practices through a signed letter of intent for Burt Hill Inc. to join Stantec. Burt Hill is an architecture and engineering firm based in Pennsylvania with over 600 employees. It has 13 offices, including three offices overseas.
Stantec also recently announced its plans to acquire Anshen + Allen, a San Francisco-based architecture firm with more than 200 employees. Both U.S. companies have a strong presence in the education and health care, as well as other markets.
“The combination of Stantec, Burt Hill, and Anshen + Allen will create a new global architecture practice with world-class expertise in our key market sectors, particularly health care, education, and science and technology,” said Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer in the press release. “The addition of Burt Hill will bring to Stantec a wealth of experience in the markets we’ve targeted and give us a much stronger building design presence in the eastern United States to complement the practice we’re developing on the West Coast with Anshen + Allen.”
Founded 74 years ago, Burt Hill has offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Phoenix, Arizona; Butler, State College, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Florida; and Washington, D.C. The company’s overseas operations are located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Ahmedabad, India.
Anshen + Allen’s portfolio is in health care, education and research projects. Anshen + Allen and Stantec recently worked together on the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. Anshen + Allen is also a leading architect in health care facility design in the U.K.
With its headquarters in Edmonton, Stantec has announced plans to acquire nine firms in North America this year.