David Cooper, President of Global Property and Buildings at WSP stated: “We are thrilled to be ranked joint first as the preferred services engineer by the top global architects. This reaffirms that the ethos of our practice – partnering with our Architectural clients in the creation of great places, distinguished architecture and high-performance buildings – is being maintained as we continue to grow and expand the depth and breadth of our capabilities across end markets and geographies. In 2017, a number of exceptional projects achieved milestones including the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, USA, which opened last August and is the first major sports facility to achieve LEED™ Platinum accreditation. Other more recently completed projects include; the Amazon Spheres, which are part of Amazon’s HQ1 in Seattle, USA, a unique facility that provides occupant comfort while maintaining rainforest-like environments within three interconnected glass spheres, and Tencent Seafront Towers, a two-tower office complex recently opened in Shenzhen, China, where the concept of a suburban campus is adapted to a vertical urban setting. Construction is also now underway for the UCLH Hospital in London, UK that will house a high-energy proton beam therapy centre.”
The report also features the most admired architects, most of which WSP works with, including Foster + Partners, Bjarkle Ingels Group, Gensler, Snøhetta, Herzog & de Meuron and Renzo Piano.