From our local beginnings over 130 years ago to our vast international presence today, WSP has enjoyed continuous growth and enrichment of its service offering. Every milestone reached has enabled us to better fulfill our purpose of preparing our communities and environment for the future.
Expanding our horizons to build the premier professional consultancy in our industry
Key Dates in Our History
WSP continues to strengthen our expertise in the Environment sector with the acquisition of LT Environmental.
WSP acquires US-based environmental consulting firm Ecology & Environment, expanding our geographic presence in the United States.
WSP acquires Lievense, a Netherlands-based multidisciplinary consulting firm, which enabled us to establish a footprint in the Dutch market.
WSP acquires Orbicon, a Danish environmental consulting firm, which will bolster our presence in the Nordics and strengthen our Strategic Advisory Services offering in environment.
WSP announced our intent to acquire Ecology and Environment Inc., US-headquartered environmental consulting firm that provides professional services to governments and private customers worldwide.
WSP is ranked 1st once again in the Transportation sector in Engineering News-Record’s annual list of Top 225 International Design Firms.
WSP unveils its 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan, aimed at building the premier professional consultancy in its industry by the end of 2021.
WSP is 1st in the transportation sector among the “Top 225 International Design Firms” in Engineering News-Record.
WSP acquires Louis Berger, a US-headquartered leading international professional services firm with approximately 5,000 employees.
WSP acquires Leggette, Brashears & Graham
WSP acquires Willoughby Engineers, an MEP firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago.
WSP acquires New Zealand based OPUS and completes its 100th acquisition since the IPO. The acquisition enables WSP to enhance its activities in the Australia/New Zealand region and strengthen its expertise in the water-related infrastructure sector and asset management.
WSP acquires Concol, providing a leadership position in the Colombian market in a wide array of services and sectors, while solidifying the company’s presence in Chile, Peru and Mexico.
WSP acquires Poch, providing the company with a leadership position in the Chilean market, while also strengthening WSP’s presence in Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
WSP unites under one name, one brand and one vision across all geographies, cultures, specialties and backgrounds, anchored by its guiding principles and manifesto.
WSP acquires YR&G, a national firm specializing in sustainable consulting, education and analysis
WSP acquires substantially all the assets of CRC, a New York-based firm with expertise in central utility plants and cogeneration systems
Alexandre L'Heureux is appointed President and CEO, to lead WSP in the next phase of its evolution.
WSP acquires Mouchel Consulting, a leading UK firm recognized for its broad expertise in the public transportation and infrastructure sectors.
WSP acquires Canadian-based MMM group recognized for its expertise in transportation, and leadership position in public-private partnerships.
WSP acquires leading Nordic project management firm Faveo Group, providing a strong entry-point in the Norwegian market, while strengthening the company’s position in Sweden.
WSP acquires Focus, a Canadian-based Engineering and Geomatics firm, expanding the company’s platform in oil & gas engineering services, and strengthening its presence in western Canada.
WSP acquires US-based Parsons Brinckerhoff, a premier infrastructure consultancy, and becomes one of the largest global pure-play professional services firms.
WSP acquires ccrd, a mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering firm based in Houston
GENIVAR and WSP reorganize as WSP Global Inc., and adopt WSP as the corporate brand
GENIVAR acquires UK-based consultancy WSP, creating a world-class global professional services firm, with expertise in Building, Transport & Infrastructure and Industrial, Energy & Environment segments.
The former IVV GmbH integrated into the Parsons Brinckerhoff.
WSP Acquires Chas H. Sells, Inc.
GENIVAR is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as an income fund
WSP Acquires Environment & Energy
WSP acquires Cantor Seinuk
WSP Acquires Flack + Kurtz
Three Montreal firms are acquired by Groupe-Conseil Solivar Inc. and the company’s name is changed to GENIVAR
G.B.G.M. Ltd and Les Consultants Dupuis, Côté Inc. merge to become Groupe-Conseil Solivar Inc., based in Quebec
WSP Infrastructure Engineering GmbH starts as a spin-off of the Railway Technology Institute of the TU Braunschweig under the company name IVV Ingenieurgesellschaft für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrssicherung GmbH (IVV GmbH).
Williams Sale Partnership Limited is established in Surrey, UK
Flack & Kurtz is founded in New York City.
G.B.G.M. LTD AND LES CONSULTANTS DUPUIS, CÔTÉ INC., BEGIN OPERATING IN QUEBEC CITY, CANADA.
Cantor Seinuk is established in New York City.
Chas H. Sells, Inc. founded in New York City
Parsons Brinckerhoff founded In New York City, USA.