Bancroft awarded largest contract in firm history
This week Bancroft Architects + Engineers CEO Paul Jenkins signed the largest single design contract in the history of the company. The award, to design a new federal technology center, reflects Bancroft’s trend towards larger and more sophisticated projects. “There are so many people who deserve credit for this contract, from our business development team to the project team that met with the client. But most importantly, the credit goes to the inspiring team of professionals we’ve assembled here at Bancroft who are able to compete against anybody—large and small businesses—for this kind of work,” said Jenkins. “I think the confidence we’re shown by new and return clients who need highly-technical—and sometimes confidential—projects speaks volumes of our team.”
Bancroft started as an engineering company in Chicago, founded by a handful of disabled Veterans; it has grown to nearly 100 engineers, architects, interior designers, planners and construction managers with more than $200m in projects across 20 states. The firm’s focus is advanced scientific and technology spaces for government and private clients. To keep up with demand, Bancroft has doubled in size in the last six months, a trajectory that Jenkins sees continuing, “There are few industries as important to our national economy—say nothing of our standing as a nation—than those for whom we design. Health care facilities, bio-pharm production hubs, innovation centers, technology manufacturing centers and laboratories are essential to America’s quality of life. We are proud of the work we do, and thankful to the clients that appreciate the expertise we bring to projects,” said Jenkins.