EDAW to become Design + Planning at AECOM

International planning, design and environmental firm EDAW will transition its name to Design + Planning at AECOM, beginning October 2009. The name change signifies parent company AECOM's evolution to a more deeply integrated industry-leading consultancy whose professional technical, creative and management support services help clients enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. Through closer collaboration with this wider network of professionals, EDAW draws on a richer array of expertise for projects of all scales.

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Since its inception in 1939, EDAW has been evolving to meet our clients' needs

San Francisco, CA and London, UK (PRWEB) May 6, 2009

International planning, design and environmental firm EDAW will transition its name to Design + Planning at AECOM, beginning October 2009. The name change signifies parent company AECOM's evolution to a more deeply integrated industry-leading consultancy whose professional technical, creative and management support services help clients enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.

"EDAW has been a member of AECOM since 2005," said EDAW President Jason Prior. "Now we're developing closer integration with our colleagues in order to better address the challenges of our time. As part of the new AECOM, we are able to draw from an extraordinary breadth of experience and expertise to address land-based and community challenges as we face an era of climate change, urbanization, and resource scarcity."

AECOM's professional network includes planners, engineers, architects, economists, environmental professionals, and a myriad of allied specialists located throughout more than 100 countries. Through closer collaboration with this wider network of professionals, EDAW draws on a richer array of expertise for projects of all scales.

For 70 years, EDAW has shaped exemplary environments worldwide through a holistic and collaborative approach to design and planning. EDAW integrates design, master planning, environmental and ecological planning, and strategic planning and economic development to create productive, sustainable places. A global network of 34 offices and 1,800 professionals addresses complex challenges within a broad range of scales and contexts. Learn more at http://www.edaw.com .

"Since its inception in 1939, EDAW has been evolving to meet our clients' needs," said Prior. "Our people, culture, and ideas continue to thrive as we grow within the AECOM network. As today's environmental and economic challenges grow in complexity, we're excited to be an integral part of a visionary organization that strives to rethink traditional approaches."

About AECOM:
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services within a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy. With 43,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500-company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of US$5.6 billion during the 12-month period ended December 31, 2008. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at http://www.aecom.com.

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