Art Anderson Associates is a multidisciplinary engineering services firm with a long history of providing clients Value Beyond Engineering®. Founded in 1957 as a naval architecture and marine engineering firm in support of the nearby Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Art Anderson Associates has over fifty years of experience in the engineering consulting business. In that time, we've grown and diversified, evolving from a narrow maritime market into a provider of comprehensive engineering services.
We are different from your typical engineering firm. We're based in the Harborside district of Bremerton, Washington, a short ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Our location is reflective of our outlook: we're a little out of the way, a little different, but well worth the trip. We look outside our office windows and see buildings going up on land and passing boats on the glistening sea and can't help but notice how much this encapsulates who we are. We're excited by the impact of landside development, the challenges of the shoreline environment and the opportunities of the sea and are eager to translate this excitement into a successful project for our clients.
What this means for our clients is simple: We can do it. Big or small, landside or seaside, preliminary planning to project closeout, Art Anderson is capable of delivering superior value. We maintain a staff of approximately fifty professionals, including naval and landside architects, planners, designers, project and construction managers, support staff and engineers of all major disciplines who have tackled a surprising diversity of projects.
Our heritage is in naval architecture and marine engineering, and we continue to provide these services to major clients that include the US Navy, Washington State Ferries and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. In addition to these traditional maritime services, we are on the cutting edge of marine research, consistently winning research grant awards from the US Navy for both sealift and seabasing systems and technologies as well as advanced high-speed marine vehicle development.
Maybe it has something to do with where we live, but many of our personnel have a fascination with ferries. Over the years, we've developed an extensive resume of planning and implementation services for waterborne transportation, having completed projects in Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska and all over the continental United States. We've established ourselves as leaders in this field, helping local governments, transportation agencies and private operators plan, implement and improve ferry systems.
Marine projects are only half our business, though. We have over twenty years of providing landside facilities engineering and architecture. With civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers on staff, we've completed projects ranging in size from small mechanical/electrical systems renovation projects to full-service engineering and architecture for new construction. In addition to traditional design procurement, we have a strong history of participation in design-build projects. We've established key partnerships with design-build contractors and thrive in the collaborative and fast-paced atmosphere of this procurement method.
Synergy is created between our marine and facilities divisions when we tackle complex and challenging shoreline projects. Piers, marinas, terminals and floating facilities are an integral art of our business. We apply our experience in ferry systems and vessels to design state-of-the-art terminals, we utilize our knowledge and expertise in hydrodynamics to develop innovative floating harbor protection systems and we capitalize on our understanding of naval architecture and moorage systems to engineer floating facilities that include fish passages, fuel floats and maintenance barges.
Design services aren't everything we do. We have twenty years of experience providing 3rd party construction project management services in support of both renovation and new construction. These services help ensure lower construction costs and a better-performing facility. In addition to a number of other valued clients, the US General Services Administration, the federal government's property management agency and the nation's largest landlord has trusted us to deliver greater value on its projects for the full twenty years, and counting.
Overall, Art Anderson Associates has the tools and expertise to bring a project from an initial vision to a built reality. Few firms offer the breadth of expertise we offer, and few firms can draw on such expertise to create integrated design solutions that deliver superior value to the client. But we strive to deliver more than just an engineered solution. Our goal is delivering value beyond engineering: delivering more than just an engineered product, but a solution that delivers superior value to our clients and their stakeholders.