WSP Integrates Halsall’s U.S. Office Into National Buildings Practice
March 25, 2015—WSP, the international engineering and environmental consulting firm, has integrated the Washington, D.C. office of Halsall, the Toronto-based building enclosure specialist group from Parsons Brinkerhoff, into WSP’s Buildings practice in the United States, announces David Cooper, the USA region’s chief commercial officer and president of the Buildings practice.
WSP’s acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff in 2014 included Halsall.
“We seek to provide our clients with a full complement of services that best support the creation and development of distinguished and sustainable buildings,”
says Mr. Cooper. “Combining Halsall’s expertise in building enclosures with Built Ecology (our high performance design practice), and with our architectural lighting capabilities, enhances our ability to provide a holistic building science approach to the engineering, design and strategic advice we provide to our clients.”
“We’re thrilled by the additional services we’ll be able to offer our clients through our integration in WSP’s Buildings group, and likewise by what we can offer to existing clients of WSP,” says Paul Totten, senior principal at Halsall.
“As we grow our presence in the United States, we are focused on delivering an increasingly robust service offering to our clients,” says Steve Burrows, executive vice president and director of WSP’s U.S. Buildings practice. “Halsall’s integration adds new expertise in a key area of building design.”
WSP, through its acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff, is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, working with governments, businesses, architects and planners, and providing integrated solutions across many disciplines. The firm provides services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and its expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to developing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting natural resources. It has approximately 32,000 employees based in 500 offices in 39 countries on five continents. In the USA, the Buildings group includes 1,100 employees based in 17 offices.