Stantec, a Tampa design firm, has been ranked the number one green building engineering firm in the U.S. by trade magazine, Building Design + Construction.
The award was given based on reported revenues for projects during 2011.
The firm, which is known for its focus on sustainable building solutions, was also ranked number two in the country for number of staff accredited under the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Stantec has more than 650 employees who hold LEED accreditation.
‘We were green before green became the norm,’ says Fermin A. Diaz, PE, Stantec’s VP and regional manager in Florida. ‘We contributed to many sustainable projects in 2011 around the Tampa Bay area.’
Stantec’s Florida teams provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services to various projects including, The Center for Building Hope in Sarasota
, The Archbold Biological Station in Venus
, The Courtney at Bay Pines
in Pinellas County and the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
at USF downtown.
The firm employs more than 225 design professionals in Florida, including 70 people at their Tampa location. As Stantec continues to grow Diaz says the firm will be expanding its workforce.
‘We are always looking for new talent,’ he says. ‘Whether it is direct hire or through strategic acquisitions we will be seeking technical and professional staff for our future projects.’
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Fermin A. Diaz, Stantec