Design Firm of the Year:
Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. (PB)
has enjoyed more than 120 years of operation as one of the largest engineering
firms in the world. PB provides environmental, planning, management consulting,
design, program and construction management, and operations and maintenance services
for major infrastructure and development projects. It has 9,000 employees and
more than 150 offices in every major region of the globe.
PB's southwest operations include offices in Arizona, New Mexico,
and Nevada. Its Arizona offices are located in Phoenix, Tempe, and Tucson and
are staffed with 85 planning and engineering professionals and technicians, as
well as discipline experts in environmental document preparation and public involvement.
PB has been active in Arizona for 25 years. Much of this work is related to roadways,
freeways, and transit systems and ranges from small transportation studies to
the design of multimillion-dollar highway and bridge improvements. Clients include
the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), Valley Metro Rail, Maricopa County,
Pima County, City of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and local jurisdictions throughout
Recent award winning projects include the $90-million, fast-track,
SR 51 HOV Lanes Design/Build Project from I-10 to Shea Boulevard and the design
of improvements to SR 95 and a new multi-use path in Lake Havasu City. PB is General
Engineering Consultant for the Phoenix-East Valley Light Rail Transit project,
a $1.3-billion, 20-mile starter line linking downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.
Other noteworthy Arizona design projects include the I-10/Santan Freeway-to-Freeway
System Interchange, the Santan Freeway from Dobson Road to Arizona Avenue, the
Fourth Street Railroad Crossing in Flagstaff, and the Barraza Aviation Parkway
in Tucson. In addition, ADOT recently selected PB to serve as the Management Consultant
for the I-17 and Loop 303 freeway corridors, which comprise $2.8 billion of the
20-year, $9.0-billion Phoenix area's Regional Transportation Plan Freeway Program.
PB's New Mexico operation is a multidiscipline engineering consulting
office with the main focal point being civil engineering and transportation planning.
The firm's project experience ranges from projects for local governments and municipalities
to very large transportation projects that provide the infrastructure backbone
for the state, such as US 550, US 285, Interstate 40, Interstate 25, and US 70.
began operating in New Mexico in 1998, and has 48 staff members located in offices
in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho. Local staff offers the full range of
planning and engineering expertise with services spanning from the planning and
design of rural farm-to-market roads to urban transportation systems with multi-level
interchanges and transit facilities.
Notable projects in New Mexico include
the reconstruction of NM 14, a National Scenic Byway, from Madrid to Cerrillos
for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT); the Paseo del Volcan
Corridor Location Study and Environmental Impact Statement for the NMDOT and the
City of Rio Rancho; US 84/285 north of Santa Fe to the Santa Fe Opera for the
NMDOT (winner of a Best of '04 Award in the Transportation Category from Southwest
Contractor); Gibson Boulevard Reconstruction/Rehabilitation Project for the City
of Albuquerque; and the Pennsylvania Boulevard/I-40 Overpass Reconstruction Project
for the NMDOT. Additional projects include the Events Center and City Centre for
the City of Rio Rancho; Golf Course Road Reconstruction Project for Bernalillo
County; US 70 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Preliminary Design through
Hondo Valley in southern New Mexico for the NMDOT; and US 70, I-25 east to NASA
Reconstruction project in Las Cruces for the NMDOT (winner of Best
of '04 Award in the Transportation Category from Southwest Contractor).
Nevada operations are centered in Las Vegas. This office was established in 1992,
and has 30 employees who specialize in providing civil design, structures, traffic
engineering, transportation and transit planning, water resources, environmental
services, and construction management services.
Major clients include
the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Clark County, and the City of
Las Vegas. Notable projects in Nevada include the I-515/Beltway Interchange; the
Metropolitan Area Express Engineering Design for the Downtown Connector; I-15
North Preliminary Engineering; the U.S. 95 Widening project; and the award-winning
I-15/U.S. 95 "Spaghetti Bowl" Interchange.
PB is ISO 9000 certified
and maintains a comprehensive quality control process that covers all aspects
of its project delivery and operations. The firm strives towards a sustainable
development approach while it continues to deliver a best practice solution to
its clients. Parsons Brinckerhoff has established a strong reputation for developing
innovative and cost-effective solutions to difficult transportation challenges
while meeting or exceeding quality and schedule requirements.
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