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October 26, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: AECOM acquires Ellerbe Becket

Firm expands AECOM’s presence in global design market

AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it has acquired Ellerbe Becket, a 100-year-old architecture, interiors and engineering firm.

Ellerbe Becket has seven offices in the United States and Middle East, with 450 employees providing services to clients in the corporate, government, health care, higher education, professional sports and real estate development markets.

“Some of the world’s best design companies have become part of AECOM during our history,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer. “Ellerbe Becket’s decision to join us in order to expand the services available to its clients and the professional development opportunities offered to its employees further establishes AECOM’s position as a preeminent global design consultancy. Ellerbe Becket is a prominent firm with a similar commitment to excellence in practice and strong client relationships. Its project portfolio and geographic presence complement AECOM’s existing architectural and building engineering practices. We were particularly attracted to the firm’s expertise in the rapidly expanding global health care and sports markets. We view this as the perfect opportunity to scale our growth as a leading provider of design services, and we welcome Ellerbe Becket to our global team.”

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NoLandGrab: Seems like AECOM is slowly buying up pieces of the Atlantic Yards project, per this bit from an Atlantic Yards Report piece on the Empire State Development Corporation's June 2009 board meeting:

One board member, [Kevin] Corbett, recused himself from voting. The firm for which he works, AECOM, recently acquired EarthTech, a contractor now working for the ESDC on the AY project. (I raised the issue last week and asked whether there were guidelines or rules; I didn’t get an answer, so I don’t know what impact my inquiry had.)

Posted by eric at October 26, 2009 1:15 PM