Looking Forward

Celebrating 75 Years

We’ve spent 75 years building a legacy of trust.

From ambitious commercial architecture to essential public works, we invest in client communities.

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Inc. (Parkhill) was established in 1945 and has more than 400 employees in offices across Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Celebrating its 75th year in 2020, Parkhill 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. Parkhill’s design professionals include architects, civil engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, MEP engineers, structural engineers, and professional surveyors.

Innovation Rooted in Experience

Our story began in 1945 when Gordon Parkhill, Red Smith, and Clarence Cooper took it upon themselves to help West Texas rebuild and recover following World War II. We have been creating inventive, relevant built environments together ever since. This is at the heart of what we do and who we are. We are Building Community and sustaining relationships.

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The Next 75 Years

Because we recruit the most talented and tenacious people, we’ve earned a reputation for an entrepreneurial approach that doesn’t quit until the problem is resolved. We refuse to accept a cookie-cutter design when a creative solution would be a better value. The proof is in our portfolio.

Parkhill has consistently ranked in the Top 500 Design Firms compiled by ENR and was among the top three multidiscipline A/E firms voted the best place to work by CE News. This industry recognition reinforces our determination to hire the best people and put them on the most challenging projects.