WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to Operate as WSP USA in the United States

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services firm, is now WSP worldwide effective May 10. 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 offers complete services in structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering; fire protection and life safety; architectural lighting design; building technology systems design; high-performance design by Built Ecology; acoustics; commissioning; building enclosures; and structural steel detailing for the built environment. The firm is responsible for projects ranging from One World Trade Center in New York to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; from the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. to Amazon’s new downtown headquarters campus in Seattle; and from Dell Children’s Hospital of Central Texas in Austin to the Salesforce Tower and Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco.

WSP + ccrd and Halvorson and Partners, which were acquired by the firm in 2014 and 2015, respectively, have also rebranded to WSP and will begin operating as WSP USA.

“We have shaped the transportation infrastructure and skylines of American cities with some of the nation’s tallest buildings and the public transit systems of New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Now, we’re moving forward as WSP USA, offering our clients the expertise to conceive and deliver the infrastructure communities need to prosper,” said Gregory A. Kelly, president and chief executive officer. “Although our name has changed, our commitment to technical excellence and client service will never change.”

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.


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. 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 sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we engineer projects that help communities prosper.