Parkhill, Smith & Cooper has a long history of Building Community by creating inventive, relevant built environments within the communities it serves. That now includes Albuquerque, New Mexico.

PSC announced on Wednesday that Albuquerque-based Gordon Environmental Inc. (GEI) has merged with the 71-year old West Texas firm, giving PSC its ninth office location.

The addition of GEI’s impressive portfolio of work and outstanding reputation gives PSC’s New Mexico presence a considerable boost. GEI adds their highly-respected and sought after solid waste engineering expertise to PSC’s strong solid waste program as well as a broad base of private, municipal and institutional clients.

“Based on our similar beliefs and drive toward excellence, joining forces with PSC offers a mutually beneficial relationship as we serve communities throughout Texas and New Mexico,” Keith Gordon, president of GEI, said. “I look forward to the increased capacity and knowledge base that this merger represents for both of our firms.”

This move comes just one year after PSC added offices in Frisco and Austin. The Albuquerque location will be PSC’s second office in New Mexico along with their location in Las Cruces. PSC’s growing presence in New Mexico prompted the move with this well-known solid waste engineering firm. The addition of GEI along with PSC results in more than 100 years of experience in municipal solid waste engineering services.

“No other engineering firm in the state of New Mexico offers municipal solid waste engineering expertise like Gordon Environmental,” PSC President and CEO Joe Rapier said. “GEI offers a tremendous value in quality solid waste engineering and consulting that will be a huge asset to PSC. We look forward to building community further into New Mexico with all of our architectural and engineering services.”


Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Inc. (PSC) was established in 1945 in Lubbock, Texas by three college friends and now has more than 300 employees in nine offices across Texas and New Mexico. PSC is a multidisciplinary firm that provides comprehensive architectural and engineering design services for a multitude of projects in government, commercial and institutional sectors – including K-12 and higher education, public works, environmental, infrastructure, transportation, healthcare and church facilities. PSC’s internal resources include design professionals in architecture, civil engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, MEP engineering and structural engineering.


Gordon Environmental Inc. (GEI) is a New Mexico-based consulting firm that specializes in municipal solid waste engineering and compliance. Since 1988, GEI has established a national reputation for transfer station planning, design and project implementation. Gordon Environmental has designed and permitted over 80 percent of the landfill capacity now available in New Mexico. GEI has obtained more New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) solid waste permits than any other firm, and they have been awarded four international Design Excellence Awards by SWANA since 1997 for their New Mexico projects. They have established a track record of complex project accomplishments and satisfied clients by relying upon their diverse organization of talented engineers and scientists.


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