NEW YORK — WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, has been ranked as one of the top U.S. design firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) in the publication’s recently released annual “Top 500 List” for 2023.
The firm earned a second-place ranking among the Top 100 Pure Designers based in the U.S., and fifth among the overall Top 500 Design Firms, the latter of which is a rise from WSP’s ranking at seventh for the category in 2022. The firm also ranked 22nd among the Top 50 Designers in International Markets for 2023, which is a sharp increase from 41st place in 2022.
This year, WSP USA appeared in three Top 20 categories where the firm was unranked in 2022, including ranking 12th among the Top 20 Water Firms, 15th among the Top 20 Industrial Process/Petroleum Firms and 15th among the Top 20 Sewer and Waste Firms.
Compared to last year, WSP USA rose or maintained its ranking in several ENR categories for 2023, including:
- Fourth place in the Top 20 Transportation Firms category, the same ranking as 2022;
- Seventh place, up from ninth place, in the Top 20 Power Firms category;
- Seventh place, up from 11th place, in the Top 20 Telecommunications Firms category;
- 10th place, up from 11th place, in the Top 20 General Building Firms category; and
- 10th place, up from 15th place, among the Top 20 Hazardous Waste Firms category.
“I am extremely proud of WSP USA for gaining in almost every ranking,” said Lou Cornell, WSP USA CEO and president. “These top-tier placements are a testament to our hard work and the commitment of our people to our company, to each other, to our clients and our communities who continue to place their trust in us.”
ENR’s rankings are among the most important industry benchmarks and are based on global revenue during the previous calendar year. WSP USA’s marked rises in these rankings reflect the firm’s ongoing growth. Additionally, WSP ranked first on ENR’s 2021 and 2022 lists of the Top 225 International Design Firms, which are based on a firm’s design-specific export revenue generated from projects outside each firm’s respective home country, which in WSP’s case is Canada.
“Throughout the year, we reflect on the commitment WSP USA continues to make to design and develop a Future Ready® infrastructure for our nation,” Cornell said. “Our talented employees partner with our clients to successfully deliver enduring infrastructure and help shape communities across our country — and these ENR rankings convincingly demonstrate that dedication.”
About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering, environment and professional services firms. Recognized on Fast Company’s Brands that Matter List for 2022 as a top Community-Minded Business, WSP USA brings together engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals who are dedicated to collaborate in the best interests of serving local communities. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,500 employees in 300 offices across the U.S., WSP partners with its clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com
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