WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to Operate as WSP USA in the United States
NEW YORK, NY WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is now WSP worldwide. In the United States, the firm will operate as WSP USA.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, a leading transportation engineering and management organization founded in 1885 in New York City, was acquired in 2014 by WSP, a global professional services consultancy. For the past two and a half years, the firm has operated as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the U.S.
WSP USA's history in Texas dates to 1886, when William Barclay Parsons served as Chief Engineer of the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad. The firm designed the Baytown Tunnel under the Houston Ship Channel in the early 1950s, and has maintained a continuous presence in Texas since the 1960s, when it designed the Pelican Island Causeway linking the city of Galveston and Galveston Island. In addition to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the firm serves federal, state, and local agencies, non-governmental organizations and major private entities. Recent and current projects include the Katy Freeway Reconstruction; the DFW Connector; the Dallas Horseshoe; the I-345 Bridge Replacement; the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road Extension B; the Bergstrom Expressway, and the San Antonio Comprehensive Plan.
WSP + ccrd, which has offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Texas, and other cities in the South and Southwest, was acquired by WSP in 2014. It will also rebrand to WSP and begin operating as WSP USA.
WSP USA, with nearly 7,000 employees in 100 offices nationwide, will continue to partner with clients on the development of infrastructure including buildings, transportation, energy, water and environmental projects nationwide. The firm serves public and private clients with a range of services including strategic advisory, program management, planning, engineering, construction management, and operations & maintenance. During its 132-year history, the firm has planned, designed and helped deliver some of the nation's most significant infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, transit systems, highways, airports, buildings, stadiums and energy storage facilities.