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Named 2019 ENR Top Southeast Design Firm

Savannah, GA – Hussey Gay Bell named to Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top Southeast Design Firms list – 1 of 19 Georgia firms to be recognized.

Hussey Gay Bell is one of the region’s largest privately held companies and has grown considerably since its founding in 1958. With over 125 professionals in six offices throughout Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, Hussey Gay Bell caters to seven core markets – commercial and residential, education, government, healthcare, industrial, transportation and water – by offering a fully integrated range of engineering disciplines including civil, water/wastewater, transportation, natural gas, environmental and structural in addition to architecture, interiors, landscape architecture and surveying.

Evidence of Hussey Gay Bell’s ability to shape the region through thoughtfully-designed projects spans the Southeast ranging from the infamous red brick waterfront Rousakis Plaza on River Street in Savannah, the 2,500 acre planned unit development of Savannah Quarters off the I-95 corridor in Pooler and the massive JC Bamford operations on I-95 to the 2,000 acre Palmetto Dunes Resort on Hilton Head Island, the Marketfair Mall redevelopment in Fayetteville, NC and The Boeing Company’s 787 Expansion in North Charleston.

Expanding on its history of region-shaping design, the firm is currently working on designs for some of the Southeast’s most high-profile projects including SEDA’s new GRAD-certified Savannah Manufacturing Center site off of I-16, the City of Savannah’s new $180 million arena and the expansion to the Savannah Convention Center on Hutchinson Island, GSA’s new Tomochichi Courthouse Annex in the heart of historic Savannah, multiple large-scale projects for Georgia Ports Authority, Augusta’s Broad Street Revitalization, Charleston Water System’s $196 million deep sewer tunnel replacement program and more.

Hussey Gay Bell's Status Re: COVID-19

Dear Clients, Industry Partners and Friends of the Firm:

Throughout Hussey Gay Bell’s 62-year history, we have seen times of prosperity and times of struggle. The common denominator during these six decades has been our commitment to our clients, employees and the communities in which we serve. As we now face the COVID-19 crisis, this resolve is no less diminished. 

Currently our offices in Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, Nashville and Statesboro are open and operating, per jurisdictional guidelines. Our leadership team continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 situation and has adopted new procedures within our offices to ensure the health and well-being of Hussey Gay Bell's greatest asset - our employees and associates. We are adhering to recommendations from the CDC and limiting face-to-face interactions, restricting non-essential travel, and utilizing video conferencing and other smart technologies for communications. We have also developed contingency plans so that we remain in a position of strength to continue our projects remotely, if and when needed, for the weeks and months to come. 

While the typical way we interact with you may be temporarily disrupted, we remain resolute in our dedication to providing the same level of exceptional service you deserve. Thank you for the continued trust you have placed in Hussey Gay Bell for all of these years. We are committed to a high level of service to you, despite these difficult times. We will all emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient.

Stay safe!


G. Holmes Bell, IV, PE

Hussey Gay Bell CEO & Chairman