Mason Hanger Announces Acquisition of Architecture and Engineering Firm Hankins Anderson

PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 1, 2016 – Mason & Hanger, a Day & Zimmermann Company, and provider of innovative design, architecture and engineering solutions in support of National Security for the U.S. Government, has purchased architectural and engineering firm, Hankins & Anderson (H&A) in order to expand the company’s architectural and engineering capabilities.

Mason & Hanger, a dedicated partner serving federal projects for nearly two centuries, will expand its services and geographies to include H&A’s 200-person Architecture and Engineering (A/E) firm with offices in Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Woodbridge, Virginia, while building upon the firm’s global footprint under the legacy of Mason & Hanger. Mason & Hanger is the oldest operating A/E firm in the United States with original ties to the Richmond, Virginia area, dating back to 1827.

“With combined experience that has served the federal government in more than 1000 projects around the world, spanning163 countries and 48 states in the U.S., our strength to deliver has never been greater,” said Mick McAreavy, Day & Zimmermann Senior Vice President, Government Services. “This step is to better serve the federal government and to provide expanded mission solutions as we support the design of secure, mission-critical facilities,” McAreavy added.

Mike Matthews, H&A’s president and leader for the last 18 years, has been appointed president of the newly combined Mason & Hanger organization. Mike will report to Mick McAreavy, within Day & Zimmermann’s Government Services Group.

“We are unified under the same mission, of building a more secure world and supporting national security through our architecture and engineering solutions,” Mike Matthews, Mason & Hanger President commented. “This positive step forward brings access to additional geographies with an expansive resume and broader federal government relationships,” he added.


Mason & Hanger, a Day & Zimmermann Company, is dedicated to providing architectural and engineering services for federal projects -- a specialty area the Lexington, Kentucky-based company has proudly served in the United States for nearly two centuries.  Mason & Hanger was founded in 1827 as a railroad-engineering and construction firm originally headquartered in Virginia and as the United States Government expanded territory, projects moved westward – the company relocated in the 1870’s to its present location. Mason & Hanger is a longstanding member of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Important customers in this sector include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Air Force Reserve, U.S. Marines Reserve, National Guard and Department of Homeland Security.  In 2016, as part of Day & Zimmermann, the overall company ranked #172 among the Annual Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record.



Hankins & Anderson (H&A) is a 200-person architecture and engineering (A/E) firm specializing in the worldwide design of secure, mission critical facilities for the federal government. H&A clients include the Department of Defense, FBI, GSA, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, and Department of Energy, among many other government agencies. The firm consistently ranks in ENR’s list of top international design firms and has worked in more than 163 countries. With offices in Richmond, Virginia Beach and Woodbridge, Virginia, the Company has ranked nationally among the Top 15 A/E firms in Government Building Design and was listed as a Top Workplace in the Greater Richmond Area for the past two years. PSMJ recognized the firm twice as a Circle of Excellence firm, and Zweig-White ranked it the Best Multi-Discipline A/E firm to work for in the country two years in a row.


Founded in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is a family-owned company with a workforce of over 50,000 specializing in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.7 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment—maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say.®