Infrastructure Giant AECOM Is Moving Its HQ From L.A. to Dallas

With $13.2 billion in 2020 revenue and 47,000 employees worldwide, AECOM is a global leader in infrastructure innovation.

Now its CEO and select corporate leaders are joining AECOM's 1,200 existing Dallas employees to plant their HQ flag here—attracted by North Texas' benefits as "a corporate hub and talent magnet for the engineering and consulting industry."

One of the world’s biggest leaders in infrastructure innovation is planting its HQ flag in Dallas. AECOM announced late yesterday that its CEO, Troy Rudd, and select corporate leaders are relocating from L.A. to join the 1,200+ AECOM employees already based at the company’s Dallas office and other offices across Texas.

AECOM’s Dallas office—and new corporate headquarters—is located in One Galleria Tower at 13355 Noel Road, near I-635 and Dallas North Tollway.

The company said its California clients and communities will “continue to benefit” from its 2,500 employees based at AECOM’s downtown L.A. office and throughout California.

Founded in 1990, AECOM has had a longstanding presence in both Texas and California. While both markets will remain key to its growth strategy, the firm offered an insight into its choice of Dallas as its new HQ:

“The North Texas region today provides AECOM additional benefits as a corporate hub and talent magnet for the engineering and consulting industry,” the company explained in a statement.

AECOM is the latest global company to move its HQ from California to North Texas in recent years, joining CBRE, Toyota North America, McKesson, Jacobs, and more in making the move here.

AECOM’s new HQ will operate from Dallas’ One Galleria Tower [Photo: CBRE]

A world leader in infrastructure consulting

AECOM is one of the world’s leading infrastructure consulting firms, driving innovation throughout the project lifecycle—from planning, design, and engineering to program and construction management. Its projects span complex public- and private-sector challenges in transportation, buildings, water, new energy, the environment, and more.

The Fortune 500 company had professional services revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. 

From eVTOL vertiports for flying cars to renewable energy to help fight climate change, AECOM is at the forefront of engineering evolution.

AECOM’s projects span the globe

The company’s list of global projects is dizzying in its scope, from the Crossrail project in London to the Taizhou Bridge in China. Here are just a few other highlights:

In Brazil, AECOM provided the winning masterplan and venue designs for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. AECOM’s goal was to deliver “sustainable Games in the very broadest sense,” with the host city obtaining ongoing economic, social, and environmental benefits from the project.

In Mosul, Iraq, AECOM performed major stabilization repairs of the Mosul Dam, which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once called “the most dangerous dam in the world.” Beginning in 2016, AECOM mobilized more than 100 professionals, 60 of them relocating to Mosul to work in an active war zone—ultimately helping to stabilize 500 feet of dissolving foundation materials under the 2.1-mile, 371-foot-high dam, along with other critical upgrades.

In Karwar, India, AECOM is managing and overseeing the planning, design, contracting, and construction of a 10-year, $3 billion program to build the largest naval base east of the Suez Canal for the Indian Navy

Key infrastructure projects in the U.S.

Across the U.S., AECOM has delivered or is pursuing a wide array of vital projects.

AECOM’s Tishman Construction Company provided pre-construction and construction management for the redevelopment of One World Trade Center in New York. It also built towers Three, Four, and Seven of the new World Trade Center.

To build the 2,700-foot-long Olmsted Dam, AECOM delivered 13 million man-hours of construction and 15,000 marine dives. The joint venture project on the Ohio River is one of the largest civil works projects in U.S. history.

For the past 12 years, AECOM has provided strategic guidance, master planning, management and more for transformation projects on the Port of Los Angeles Waterfront

Texas and Dallas projects

Closer to home, AECOM has been involved in projects like the construction of Dallas’ LBJ Express and a $100 million improvement project for Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

Two of its most exciting recent projects include providing an environmental impact statement for the Texas Central high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston and planning for the Hyperloop Texas project.

In May, AECOM announced it had been selected to provide program management services for Dallas Independent School District’s $3.5 billion 2020 Bond Program. It’s a continuing partnership—AECOM previously provided the same services for DISD’s last three bond programs in 2002, 2008, and 2015. 

In March 2019, following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, AECOM and Texas’ General Land Office released the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan. The long-term, statewide planning tool was designed to help restore, enhance, and protect 367 miles of Texas coastline and the 6.7 million people who live near it.

Sustainability Legacies Strategy

In April, AECOM launched its Sustainability Legacies Strategy: an ESG-focused framework that commits the company to achieving science-based net carbon zero by 2030. 

The company’s goals: embed sustainable development and resilience across its work; improve social outcomes; achieve net-zero carbon emissions; and enhance governmental approaches—not just for the here and now, but for the long-term interests of the planet and societies worldwide. 

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