Our Story

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.


WSP Today

WSP is a globally-recognized professional services firm employing approximately 49,000 people.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. WSP provides technical expertise and strategic advice to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Energy sectors, as well as offering project and program delivery and advisory services. Its experts include engineers, advisors, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals.

Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 9,500 employees in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

 

Always be the first choice for clients, partners and employees.
WSP 2015-2018  Strategic Plan vision

Key Dates in Our History

2019

WSP acquires Lievense, a Netherlands-based multidisciplinary consulting firm, which enabled us to establish a footprint in the Dutch market.

2019

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.

2019

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.

2019

WSP is ranked 1st once again in the Transportation sector in Engineering News-Record’s annual list of Top 225 International Design Firms.

2019

WSP unveils its 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan, aimed at building the premier professional consultancy in its industry by the end of 2021.

2017

WSP acquires Leggette, Brashears & Graham

2017

WSP acquires Willoughby Engineers, an MEP firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago.

2018

WSP is 1st in the transportation sector among the “Top 225 International Design Firms” in Engineering News-Record.

2018

WSP acquires Louis Berger, a US-headquartered leading international professional services firm with approximately 5,000 employees.

2017

WSP acquires YR&G, a national firm specializing in sustainable consulting, education and analysis

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

WSP unites under one name, one brand and one vision across all geographies, cultures, specialties and backgrounds, anchored by its guiding principles and manifesto.

2016

WSP acquires substantially all the assets of CRC, a New York-based firm with expertise in central utility plants and cogeneration systems

2016

Alexandre L'Heureux is appointed President and CEO of WSP

2016

WSP acquires Mouchel Consulting

2015

WSP acquires MMM Group

2015

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.

2014

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.

2014

WSP acquires Parsons Brinckerhoff

2014

WSP acquires ccrd, a mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering firm based in Houston

2014

GENIVAR and WSP reorganize as WSP Global Inc., and adopt WSP as the corporate brand

2012

GENIVAR acquires WSP

2009

Balfour Beatty acquires Parsons Brinckerhoff

2006

WSP Acquires Chas H. Sells, Inc.

2006

GENIVAR is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as an income fund

2000

WSP Acquires Environment & Energy

2000

WSP acquires Cantor Seinuk

2000

WSP Acquires Flack + Kurtz

1993

Three Montreal firms are acquired by Groupe-Conseil Solivar Inc., and the company’s name is changed to GENIVAR

1987

G.B.G.M. Ltd and Les Consultants Dupuis, Côté Inc. merge to become Groupe-Conseil Solivar Inc., based in Quebec

1969

William Sale Partnership Limited is established in Surrey, U.K.

1969

Flack & Kurtz is founded in New York City.

1959

G.B.G.M. LTD AND LES CONSULTANTS DUPUIS, CÔTÉ INC., BEGIN OPERATING IN QUEBEC CITY, CANADA.

1953

Cantor Seinuk is established in New York City.

1925

Chas H. Sells, Inc. founded in New York City

1885

Parsons Brinckerhoff is founded in New York City