Farnsworth Group's Peoria Office Relocating to Historic Warehouse District

PEORIA, IL … January 13, 2016 … Farnsworth Group, a national full-service engineering and architecture firm, announced today that its Peoria, IL, consulting office is relocating to the City of Peoria’s Warehouse District.

Farnsworth Group’s Peoria office, currently located at 7707 N. Knoxville Avenue, will be moving to 100 Walnut in the former Murray Building located on the corner of Walnut and Water Street. Farnsworth Group will be joining a number of other companies that have been located in the Warehouse District for many years and who have helped pave the way for redevelopment. Farnsworth Group will be one of the first corporate entities to locate in Peoria’s emerging Warehouse District following the City’s renewed focus and economic support of the area that has included improvements such as the Washington Street redevelopment and TIGER II Complete Streets project, and the formation of the Peoria Downtown Development Corporation (DDC).

“We couldn’t be more excited to be moving into Peoria’s Warehouse District,” said Karen Jensen, Farnsworth Group President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We hope to be one of the first of many new businesses that want to call the Warehouse District their home.  We envision a bright future for this area of Peoria – one that will generate economic opportunities, and vibrant places for people to live, work and recreate. This is an exciting time for our Company as well as the City.”

Farnsworth Group’s Peoria office has a staff of nearly 80 employees that will be located on the second floor of the four-story Murray Building, which is also being renovated to accommodate mixed retail and residential units.  The Company plans to move into its new office space in mid-2016.

In addition to its current design projects underway in Peoria’s downtown and Warehouse District area, Farnsworth Group has provided professional design services for the Washington Street reconstruction, conducted numerous surveys and assessments of existing warehouse buildings, and been active participants in various warehouse district committees and organizations. The firm also supports the significant work of the DDC and its continuing efforts to lead the revitalization of Peoria’s downtown.

McLean County Selects Farnsworth Group for Top Business Award

The McLean County (Illinois) Chamber of Commerce selected Farnsworth Group to receive its Large Business Excellence Award. 

The Company was honored for its commitment to central Illinois, providing professional design services, and giving back to its communities. 

In honoring Farnsworth Group, the Chamber stated, "Whether it’s being an active volunteer in various local professional organizations, mentoring future engineers/architects throughout the area, implementing innovative and sustainable design or supporting numerous social agencies that help the less fortunate, Farnsworth Group, Inc. prides itself on giving back to its community, environment, and helping to create a better world."

Click here to view a video presentation highlighting Farnsworth Group's accomplishments.

Farnsworth Group Hits No. 25 on ENR Midwest Ranking

Engineering News-Record Midwest has released its annual Top Design Firms ranking for the Midwest region, with Farnsworth Group landing at No. 25. 

Farnsworth Group moved up nine spots from 2014's position at No. 34 on the Midwest list. The ENR Midwest Top Design Firms list ranks the largest Midwest-based engineering, architectural and environmental design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on annual revenue at home and abroad by each company.

ENR's national ranking was released earlier this year, with Farnsworth Group landing at No. 166 on the national Top 500 Design Firms listing. 

To see the complete ENR Midwest listing, click here.

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