Ballinger’s roots are securely planted in Philadelphia, having been established here in 1878. We started out designing the factories and maker spaces of the industrial revolution, and now Ballinger is at the forefront of design for the knowledge revolution. Today, our firm focuses on designing next-generation academic science and healthcare facilities as well as corporate workspaces.
Ballinger Principal Terry D. Steelman along with top executives of Comcast, Aramark, The Vanguard Group and others were interviewed for the Philadelphia Magazine article “11 CEOs on Why They Keep Their Businesses Headquartered in Philly.”
All of Ballinger’s 200+ employees work out of one location in Philadelphia – the beautifully converted top floor of 833 Chestnut Street that once was the original Gimbel’s department store. It’s a large open space conducive to our collaborative work style with good light, high ceilings, and sweeping views of Old City and crane-filled Center City. It allows Ballinger to fulfill our mission of being a truly integrated architecture/engineering firm.