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Ellerbe Becket
Ellerbe Becket
was an independent Minneapolis, Minnesota-based architectural, engineering, interior design and construction firm until 2009, when it was acquired by AECOM. As of May 2011 the company is doing business under the 'AECOM' name.[1] AECOM
is ranked as one of the world's largest architectural firms,[2] with offices in Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar. The firm currently employs 475 people in seven locations and three countries, and has designed buildings in all of the 50 states and in 20 countries.[citation needed]


1 History 2 Projects

2.1 General buildings 2.2 Health care 2.3 Sports facilities

2.3.1 Stadiums 2.3.2 Arenas

3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The company originally called Ellerbe & Co. was founded by Franklin Ellerbe in 1909 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Its first clients included the Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic
and 3M. Thomas Ellerbe took over the company in 1921 upon his father's death. When he retired in 1966 it became an employee-owned company. In 1987 it merged with Welton Becket
Welton Becket
and Associates of Los Angeles and became Ellerbe Becket.[3] In 1988 it opened a sports design division in Kansas City. On October 26, 2009 Ellerbe Becket
Ellerbe Becket
joined the architecture, planning, and engineering firm AECOM. Ellerbe Becket’s professional expertise and practice strengths in the design of healthcare, sports, government, corporate and higher education facilities complement the global AECOM
platform. Projects[edit] General buildings[edit]

Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC Carlson School of Management
Carlson School of Management
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Target Plaza South
Target Plaza South
and North, Minneapolis, MN Brasil Telecom
Brasil Telecom
Data Center, Brasilia, Brazil Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse, Kansas City, MO Keenan Hall
Keenan Hall
and Stanford Hall (University of Notre Dame)

Health care[edit]

Yonsei University
Yonsei University
Medical Center - Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea Khalifa Sport City - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Memorial Cancer Institute, Orlando, FL Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD St. Luke's Hospital Nassif Heart Center, Cedar Rapids, IA St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Lexington, VA Gonda Building, Rochester, MN Regions Hospital
Regions Hospital
Expansion 2009 & Cafeteria Renovation, St. Paul, MN

Sports facilities[edit] The following were designed by the Kansas City Sports Venue branch Stadiums[edit]

CenturyLink Field

Notre Dame Stadium
Notre Dame Stadium
( and renovation ), Notre Dame, IN Centennial Olympic Stadium/Turner Field, Atlanta, GA Faurot Field
Faurot Field
(renovation), Columbia, MO[4] Guangdong Olympic Stadium, Guangzhou, China Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field
Renovation, Green Bay, WI CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ Autzen Stadium
Autzen Stadium
Renovation, Eugene, OR Foreman Field
Foreman Field
Renovation, Norfolk, VA Sam Boyd Stadium
Sam Boyd Stadium
(renovation), Las Vegas, NV Johnny Unitas Stadium
Johnny Unitas Stadium
Renovation, Towson, MD Frontier Field, Rochester, NY


Barclays Center

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Wells Fargo Center

First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York

AT&T Center (formerly SBC Center), San Antonio, TX BankAtlantic Center
BankAtlantic Center
(formerly Office Depot Center), Sunrise, FL Bankers Life Fieldhouse, (formerly Conseco Fieldhouse), Indianapolis, IN Barclays Center
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY Dunkin' Donuts Center
Dunkin' Donuts Center
(formerly Providence Civic Center), Providence, RI FedExForum, Memphis, TN First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY JQH Arena, Springfield, MO John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York (1990s renovation) Manchester Arena
Manchester Arena
(formerly Manchester
Evening News Arena), Manchester, England Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Rose Garden, Portland, OR Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, WA Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL Talking Stick Resort Arena
Talking Stick Resort Arena
(formerly America West Arena and US Airways Center), Phoenix, AZ TD Garden
TD Garden
(formerly FleetCenter), Boston, MA Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, NV Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena
(formerly MCI Center and Verizon Center), Washington, DC Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA XFINITY Center (formerly Comcast Center), College Park, MD


^ http://www.aecom.com/What+We+Do/Architecture/_news/Ellerbe+Becket+now+practicing+as+AECOM ^ International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 41. St. James Press, 2001 (via fundinguniverse.com) ^ Ellerbe Becket: History: Founders ^ Faurot Field
Faurot Field
- ellerbebecket.com - Retrieved October 8, 2009 Archived June 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Ellerbe Becket
Ellerbe Becket
website AECOM
website CBS article about Superdome renovation