Our History
Building on a Proud Past
How we became who we are today
  • The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce has recognized Cornish College of the Arts’ new 20-story Cornish Commons high-rise residence hall as its 2015 “Building of the Year”

    2016

  • Balfour Beatty Construction has completed the $38 million design-build MV-22 Double Hangar project located at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Camp Pendleton in California

    2016

  • San Diego County Women's Detention Facility is currently being built. The facility will be comprised of 28 buildings across 45 acres

    2015

  • Balfour Beatty has been named Southeast Contractor of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR), the preeminent magazine for the construction industry

    2015

  • Completion of The New Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX - the nation's largest public hospital building built in one phase

    2014

  • Completion of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando

    2014

  • Completion of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in downtown Orlando, FL

    2014

  • Completion of DFW Airport Terminal Check-in

    2013

  • Completion of the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building modernization, in downtown Portland, OR

    2013

  • Completion of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in Dallas, TX

    2013

  • Completion of the Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, Texas' first net zero public school and the largest in the U.S.

    2012

  • Completion of the Duke Energy Center Interior Upfit in Charlotte, NC

    2011

  • Completion of the Florida Atlantic University Stadium

    2011

  • Howard S. Wright, based in Seattle, WA is acquired, which is known for iconic structures such as the Space Needle

    2011

  • Completion of the Alta Wind Energy Center Phase 1, the second largest onshore wind energy project in the world - located in Kern County, CA

    2010

  • Completion of the Camp Pendleton Wounded Warrior Battalion in CA

    2010

  • RT Dooley, based in Charlotte, NC is acquired, expanding our capabilities in corporate interiors and mission critical infrastructure

    2009

  • SpawMaxwell, based in Houston, TX is acquired, one of the largest interiors contractors in Texas

    2009

  • Balfour Beatty, in a joint venture with Clark Construction, is selected to build the new Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD

    2008

  • Completion of the Evo Condominiums in downtown Los Angeles

    2008

  • Centex Construction (founded in 1950) is acquired by Balfour Beatty, plc to form Balfour Beatty Construction (BBC) in the U.S.

    2007

  • Completion of the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, and the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD

    2004

  • Centex Construction is chosen to build the Pentagon Memorial to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack in Washington, D.C., the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and the Air Force Memorial

    2003

  • Completion of Harrah's Casino in New Orleans, LA

    1996

  • The NASA Space Station Control Center in Houston, TX and America Plaza, the tallest building in San Diego, CA are both completed

    1991

  • Completion of the Department of Labor building in Washington, D.C.

    1986

  • Work begins on the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

    1976

  • Completion of Boston City Hall

    1976

  • Completion of Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys

    1972

  • Space Needle is built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair

    1962

  • Completion of the Southland Center in Dallas, TX (at that time the tallest building west of the Mississippi River)

    1956

  • George Balfour and Andrew Beatty have a vision and start Balfour Beatty on Cannon Street in London

    1909