Chicago interns volunteer at a Special Olympics event at Soldier Field.
From the heart of downtown Chicago, Burns & McDonnell professionals provide a full range of engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services. Our flexible, tailored approach meshes with each client, whether government, industry, utility or institutional.
Our cost-effective solutions serve clients ranging from the City of Chicago to the Illinois Tollway and O’Hare International Airport to utility giant Exelon/ComEd. Our diverse service offerings include:
- Building design
- Electrical transmission and distribution
- Electric power generation
With our commitment to safety, sustainability and client satisfaction, Burns & McDonnell continues to gain industry recognition. In 2018, Engineering News-Record named us No. 9 in the Top 500 Design Firms. See how we ranked in specific categories. Among the reasons for our continued success is the low staff turnover that results from being a 100 percent employee-owned ESOP S Corporation. This spirit of ownership drives each and every staff member to contribute to our mission to make our clients successful.
Burns & McDonnell is honored to be named to the list again in 2018 — #14 among large companies: Best Places to Work in Illinois
Want to know what makes Burns & McDonnell a great place to work? Great Rated!, the organization behind the rankings used by Fortune magazine, shares details about what our people say and do that puts us on the list. Read more
Client success is one of our driving principles, and so we’re proud to be a seven-time recipient of PSMJ’s Premier Award for Client Satisfaction. Learn more about what that means
Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary students visited Burns & McDonnell on Women's Shadow Day.
East Cooling Tower Replacement
Burns & McDonnell Deepens Roots in Chicago, Plans to Double Size of Local Workforce
Aviation Special Report: Rethinking Resiliency
- Airport Gate Enhancement
- Northeast Cargo Development
- East Cooling Tower Replacement
- Kuester & Mihm Generating Stations
- Former MGP Site Investigation & Remediation
- Crescent Boulevard
- Crude Oil Spill Emergency Response
- Penobscot River Sediment Remediation
- Joint Waste Disposal Force Main and Sludge Transfer Stations
- Lighting Rehabilitation & NAVAIDS