Kansas City Business Journal Recognizes Populous as a 2017 Champion of Business

March 24, 2017

Populous was recognized as a Champion of Business by the Kansas City Business Journal for its financial performance, industry leadership and community involvement in Kansas City. In 2016, Populous experienced a 20 percent growth and expanded offerings through the addition of Pittsburgh and San Francisco offices and a 27 percent increase in revenue.

Populous was also recognized for investing significantly in its employees with a focus on wellness, mentoring and leadership training. The firm made strategic moves in overall office leadership as well. On the community involvement front, Populous offers employee matching for donations and volunteerism for local and national charitable programs; it also participates in the Turn the Page reading program with 60 weekly volunteer readers and $100,000 donation.

“Populous prides itself on the quality of our work, our employees and the time we spend giving back to the community,” said Earl Santee, Populous Americas Managing Director. “To be recognized as an industry leader and an example of great community involvement by your peers truly is an honor.”

The brand proposition of designing the places where people love to be together has driven Populous’ growth and success since its inception 34 years ago. In 2016, Populous was named Kansas City’s top architecture firm by the Kansas City Business Journal, the number one sports architecture firm worldwide by World Architecture News and a top 100 design firm by Engineering News-Record. The firm was also named a best place to work in Kansas City by Ingrams Magazine and received a silver rating as a Healthy KC organization from Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

The Champions of Business program honors Kansas City-based companies in operation for at least three years with a gross revenue of at least $3 million. The businesses recognized in the program are noted for leadership in their respective industries and philanthropic efforts. For more on the award, visit bizjournals.com/kansascity.

For more information on Populous, contact us at media@populous.com.


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