we cultivate a culture that elevates design challenges into design excellence

purpose

We make places for people who make the future – healers and learners, makers, and innovators. They inspire us because their endeavors change lives.

What Drives Us

what we do

Ballinger was one of the first firms in the United States to merge the disciplines of architecture and engineering into a professional practice. After nearly 150 years, we remain committed to integrating architecture and engineering.

Our Design Expertise

people

At Ballinger, we bring a spirit of inquiry and discovery to complex problems. We are experts and leaders seeking bold ideas for bold places.

Who We Are

join

We welcome those who believe buildings are catalysts for the transformative endeavors of today and tomorrow.

Our Career Opportunities

community

Our Philadelphia roots run deep. We view social responsibility as crucial to the success of our firm, our city, and the world.

Outreach and Engagement

stewardship

A more prosperous future is contingent on a healthy and resilient world. We have a responsibility to apply our expertise and ingenuity to design the most sustainable buildings possible.

Our Philosophy

at Ballinger, design excellence means ingenious solutions for intelligent spaces

for us, great design begins with great curiosity

recognition

  • 2020 — American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania, Firm of the Year Award

    Ballinger

  • 2022 — American Institute of Architects Detroit, Honor Award

    Dance Building

    University of Michigan

  • 2022 — American Institute of Architects, Architecture Award

    Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment

    Princeton University

  • 2022 — International Interior Design Association NJ/PA/DE, Best of Education/Institution over 30,000 SF

    Hall of Science

    American University

  • 2022 — American Institute of Steel Construction, IDEAS2 Awards Finalist

    Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering

    University of Rhode Island

  • 2021 — American Institute of Architects Tri-State Design Awards, Merit Award

    Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering

    University of Rhode Island

our history

Ballinger was one of the first firms in the country to merge the disciplines of architecture and engineering into a professional practice. Building on a strong legacy of innovation, Ballinger is committed to the thoughtful integration of technology, a deep knowledge of our building types, and exceptional client service.