Mayor Duggan welcomes global infrastructure consulting firm AECOM to new midtown space


Mayor Duggan welcomes global infrastructure consulting firm AECOM to new midtown space

  • Fortune 500 company’s move to larger office signifies its commitment to Detroit, with design features influenced by the city’s diverse spirit and rich history

DETROIT (September 13, 2022) – Mayor Mike Duggan on Tuesday welcomed AECOM, a Fortune 500 global infrastructure consulting firm, to its new office in Midtown Detroit. During a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event, Mayor Duggan and other city officials celebrated AECOM’s move to the 10,000 square foot space, the design of which is inspired by local influences and the city’s rich and diverse culture.

AECOM delivers professional services on projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment for public- and private-sector clients around the world. In its new Detroit office, the firm will have around 75 employees, several of whom are moving from its former office in Southfield. AECOM joins Google, Majorel, and other Fortune 500 companies who have established offices in Detroit in recent years.

“Detroit is undergoing its largest period of construction and development in 70 years and having a global company like AECOM move into the city is a strong signal that this work is only going to expand,” said Mayor Duggan.  “I appreciate the AECOM team’s commitment to Detroit and to creating a unique space that honors and respects our city’s heritage and beauty.”

Throughout the design process, AECOM focused on providing its employees, clients, and partners with comfortable, inspiring, and inclusive spaces that suit their varied needs. This includes a multitude of integrative areas, such as a library, collaboration lounges, focus rooms, and social spaces. A key feature of the office is a mural by local artist Torri Smith that creates a vibrant focal point capturing the design’s influence by the city’s diverse culture of artists, entrepreneurs, and activists.

“Our new Detroit office truly embodies the spirit of the city. It was extremely important that we expand our footprint as our local operations continue to grow, but we wanted to ensure we did so in a way that allows the soul of Detroit itself to be reflected in all aspects of the design,” said Denise Casalino, executive vice president and cities strategy lead with AECOM’s U.S. West region. “We’re thrilled to continue our longstanding relationship with the city in a space that reflects the diversity of our employees, clients, partners, and the community we serve.”


Mayor Mike Duggan, AECOM Vice President and Managing Partner Jerry Attia and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation President Kevin Johnson cut the ribbon on AECOM's new headquarters on Woodward Avenue and Willis in Midtown.


AECOM Staff celebrate the opening of their new Detroit office. AECOM is a global infrastructure consulting company and Fortune 500 company with offices in 50 countries.


Detroit architect and muralist Torri Smith created distinctive Detroit-themed murals that adorn the inside of AECOM's new headquarters.