More than 20 years ago, our founder, Richard G. Newman, and a handful of Ashland Inc. employees shared a dream of creating an industry-leading firm dedicated to making the world a better place. On April 6, 1990, AECOM evolved to become an independent firm formed by the merger of five Ashland entities. While our official founding was in 1990, some of our predecessor firms had distinguished histories dating back to the early 1900s.
Since then, more than 40 companies have joined AECOM, and in 2007, we became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACM).
Today, listed on the Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest companies, AECOM’s talented employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals — now serve clients in more than 140 countries around the world.
AECOM’s technical expertise and creative excellence come from the rich history of some of the world’s finest engineering, environmental, construction management as well as planning and design companies. From transportation, energy and water systems to enhancing environments and creating new buildings and communities, our vision remains constant — to make the world a better place.
What sets us apart is our collaborative way of working globally and delivering locally. A trusted partner to our clients, we draw together teams of engineers, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmental specialists, economists, scientists, consultants, as well as cost construction, project and program managers dedicated to finding the most innovative and appropriate solutions to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.
We are proud to be recognized in Engineering News-Record’s 2011 Top 500 Design Firms’ rankings, where AECOM is ranked #1 overall. And, for four consecutive years, Newsweekincluded AECOM on its U.S. Companies Green Rankings list.
Other notable achievements include being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute and as one of Financial Times’ Best Workplaces.