Awards and Recognition

For nearly 60 years, L.R. Kimball has maintained an unwavering commitment to quality and service, a commitment that has helped secure our local, regional and national reputation for excellence. Our efforts to strengthen communities, design effective and efficient building and infrastructure improvements, and do all we can to exceed client expectations are just some of the reasons we are consistently recognized by our peers, clients, industry publications and trade associations.

Earning Recognition On Behalf of Our Clients

Through the years, our client-focused solutions have been applauded by the American Council of Engineering Companies, Environmental Systems Research Institute, American Institute of Architects, Pennsylvania Partnership for Highway Quality and the National Association of Development Organizations.

The results we deliver for our clients have been showcased in dozens of publications, including Environmental Design & Construction, American School & University and College Planning & Management.

In addition, our creative and cost-effective sustainable designs have earned Version 2.0 Gold Level LEED certification for several clients, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, US Airways and Pennsylvania State University.

Rankings and Recognition

2010 Top 500 Design Firms in the U.S.

Ranked 155th, up from 168th in 2009
Engineering News Record (ENR), May 2010

Building Design + Construction 2010 Giants 300 Report
#27: Engineering/Architecture firms
#59: Government Design firms
#52: K12 Design Firms
#84: Commercial Design firms
#142: Green Design firms

Top 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania
Ranked five times since 2000
Team Pennsylvania Foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Central Pennsylvania Business Journal and The Best Places Group

Architecture and Design Awards

The Pennsylvania State University
Recreation Hall Wrestling and Student Fitness Center
University Park, PA
  • 2008 Citation of Excellence Award, Learning by Design
  • 2007 Grand Prize Winner, College Planning & Management's Education Design Showcase
    Recognized for "Outstanding Architecture and Design in Education"

Ebensburg Tennis Center
Ebensburg, PA

  • 2008 United States Tennis Association (USTA)
    Outstanding Facility Award, Private Facilities

Harrisburg Area Community College
Medical Health Education Pavilion

Harrisburg, PA

  • 2007 Green Building Association of Central Pennsylvania
    Design Award for Interior Environmental Quality
  • Outstanding Buildings: Post-Secondary Category
    2006 American School & University
    24th Annual Architectural Portfolio

The Pennsylvania State University
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

University Park, PA

  • 2006 American School & University
    Specialized Facility Citation
    24th Annual Architectural Portfolio
    Associated firm: DLR Group

Engineering Awards

Bedford Springs (PA) Transportation Improvements
State Route 4009 (Business Route 220)