About Bancroft

Innovative engineering for businesses coast to coast.

Meet the Picture of Architectural and Engineering Excellence

Bancroft Architects + Engineers is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business with experience providing architecture, design, and engineering services for renowned public, private, and government sector clients since 2009. Our portfolio includes successful projects ranging in size from $25,000 to $50 million.

Our team has extensive experience working nationally on modernization, repair, alteration, renovation, construction management, and maintenance projects. We specialize in remodeling, renovation, and design/build services for many sectors, including healthcare and commercial buildings. With a growing portfolio and seasoned team, Bancroft Architects + Engineers has the expertise to deliver customized solutions that meet our clients’ unique architecture, design, and engineering needs.

Mission Statement

To design and build scientific and healthcare facilities dedicated to improving the lives, health, and productivity of persons who live and work in those spaces.

Vision Statement

To be the nation’s trusted leader in the design of advanced healthcare and scientific facilities.

Founding and Namesake

Paul Jenkins founded Bancroft Architects + Engineers as a service-disabled veteran-owned engineering firm dedicated to pioneering the efficient design of highly technical electrical and mechanical systems. Jenkins, a fourth-generation Navy Veteran, named his new company in honor of the late Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, who established the United States Naval Academy in 1845. The trademark signature that forms Bancroft’s company logo is the signature of George Bancroft, used with permission.

  • Geo. Bancroft Engineering

    By 2009, Geo. Bancroft Engineering had earned its CVE certification as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and had grown to 11 full-time engineers, each with sterling academic credentials that include multiple and advanced degrees from the world’s top schools. With mechanical, electrical, civil, and aerospace engineers, Geo. Bancroft Engineering offered clients a range of engineering services backed by a portfolio of project experience, unlike any other set-aside firm in America.

  • FSG Merger

    Recognizing the need to broaden its scope of design expertise, Jenkins purchased one of the region’s most respected small architectural firms, Facilities Solutions Group, in 2011. Known for their precision in designing intensely complex facilities for scientific, military, and life sciences clients worldwide, Facilities Solutions Group had the advantage of an impeccable project history extending back into the late 1990s. The name of the merged firm, Bancroft Architects + Engineers, reflects both the legacy of the original company and the full range of services on offer.

  • Bancroft A+E

    Now, with 25 full-time architects and engineers working from regional offices around the United States (Arlington, Virginia; New Orleans, Louisiana; and San Jose, California) and the Illinois headquarters, Bancroft continues to grow. Given that three of its offices (Chicago, Arlington, and New Orleans) are led by service-disabled veterans, it’s clear the firm has remained true to its roots in the service.

    Since its inception, Bancroft has every year earned the distinction of being named one of America’s Top 100 Diversity-Led Small Businesses. We were listed among America’s Top 500 Engineering Firms in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, Bancroft was the first to earn Illinois’s service-disabled veteran-owned small business certification.

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