Building on Thought Leadership

PRIME AE was founded on our expertise, the desire to cultivate thought leadership, and build and nurture the relationships necessary for our success in the industry. Our team of professionals not only tackle complex challenges with innovative solutions for our clients, but they also readily share their experiences and insights with industry peers through professional organizations, presentations, white papers, and board positions.

After almost two decades, the recognition we have received in our industry is proof that we value the trust of our client partners, teaming partners, and the communities we serve.

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ACEC/MD National Recognition Award

Our I-95 Express Toll Lanes Extension was recognized at the ACEC/MD Engineering Excellence Awards for demonstrating “an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value at the national level.”

ACEC/MW Honor Award

Our work toward improving the Chesapeake Bay and local water quality received an award from ACEC of Metropolitan Washington for the Strategic Alliance to Meet MS4 NPDES Mandate in Prince George’s County, MD.

ACEC/OH Engineering Excellence Award and ACEC National Award

Our design for the $35M renovation and reconstruction of the Main Street corridor in downtown Akron is revitalizing the urban core and heart of the city while being awarded locally and nationally.

ACEC National Recognition Award

Our I-95 Express Toll Lanes Extension received a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition.

AIA Ohio Honor Award and LEED Gold

Our design development and construction administration for a repurposed 1904 men’s gymnasium design-build included renovations, new additions, and upgrades reflecting a modern interpretation.

Columbus Smart 50

Presented by Smart Business magazine, the Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies throughout Central Ohio for their exceptional leadership and success in growing, thriving businesses.

Leadership in Diversity Award

We were presented with a Leadership in Diversity award through the annual Greater Baltimore Committee’s Bridging the Gap Awards program.


Engineering News Record (ENR)

Top 500 Design Firm (#229)
Top Design Firm in Transportation – Bridges (#21)
Top Design Firm in Environment – Water Treatment, Desalination Plants (#19)
Regional Design Firm – MidAtlantic (#77)
Regional Design Firm – Midwest (#47)
Regional Design Firm – Midwest by Sector – Structural (#20)
Regional Design Firm – New England (#57)
Regional Design Firm – Southeast (#85)

Baltimore Business Journal

Engineering Firms (#14)
Architecture Firms (#17)

Columbus Business First

Largest Central Ohio Architectural Firms (#21)
Busiest Central Ohio Architecture Firms (#22)
Largest Central Ohio Engineering Firms (#18)
Fast-growing Central Ohio Private Companies (#48)

Crain’s Cleveland

Architecture List (#12)
Engineering List (#34)

Associations & Affiliations

Without local partnerships and support from the communities we serve, we cannot do what we do. This is why PRIME AE supports the industry and our team members through a variety of professional associations and organizations. Many of our team members serve in leadership roles. We also expand our proficiencies through the professional certifications and educational development these groups offer.

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Our knowledge, experience, and work spans across numerous industry sectors. If your expertise is in one of these areas and you are looking for new opportunities, PRIME AE would like to hear from you.