Woolpert-RS&H JV Selected by USACE Norfolk for $240M Architecture, Engineering Contract

The joint venture will provide design support to vertical and horizontal construction for military and other agencies under this five-year, MATOC IDIQ contract.

NORFOLK, Va. (June 24, 2022) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District has selected the joint venture of Woolpert and RS&H to provide full architecture and engineering services in a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Woolpert-RS&H JV will provide design support to vertical and horizontal construction requirements within the Norfolk District’s Area of Responsibility under this $240 million, Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).

Woolpert-RS&H JV services will include but not be limited to site investigation, charrettes, master planning, permitting, documentation, concept design and site planning, cost estimating, engineering and construction management. The joint venture will support all general multidisciplinary architecture and engineering services for new construction, renovation, maintenance and repair for military and non-military government agencies.

This is Woolpert and RS&H’s second-straight selection for this contract, which was previously awarded in 2017 and supported a wide range of projects. These ranged from administrative and airfield facilities to warehouse and cemetery administration buildings, including the restoration of the Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater.

“There are not many projects more iconic than Arlington National Cemetery,” RS&H Senior Vice President Richard Hammett said. “This site serves as a revered shrine to the men and women who have selflessly served our nation. This is something the Norfolk District is strongly committed to serving. To say we are honored to support their efforts is an understatement.”

The Woolpert-RS&H joint venture also is under contract to provide architecture and engineering services through the USACE Louisville District for Air Force Reserve projects nationwide and with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center for the Air Force’s worldwide design and construction mission.

Woolpert Vice President Doug Brown said these contracts illustrate the joint venture’s ability to effectively support the nation’s expansive military design needs.

“Our two companies have worked together for a long time, and we have similar cultures and values. We truly respect each other and have established a complementary relationship that expands and evolves specific to our federal clients,” Brown said. “It’s great to have a team that you can work with all day and still want to spend time with afterward. We look forward to working with RS&H and the great team at the Norfolk District to advance their mission under this contract.”

About RS&H
RS&H is an employee-owned firm that began in 1941 to support the war effort. Over the years RS&H has helped build the launch platforms for the national space program, create international airports, shape progressive highway systems across the country and provide facilities for Fortune 1000 companies. RS&H continues to build on this long history by delivering time-tested insights to clients in Defense, Aerospace, Aviation, Corporate, Health & Science and Transportation. RS&H is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record with expertise in the full range of AE services incorporating the most cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions. RS&H has more than 1,400 professionals and provides an integrated approach. We are committed to bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity and innovation. For more, visit

About Woolpert
Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is an ENR Top 150 Global Design Firm, recently earned its sixth-straight Great Place to Work certification and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. The firm has more than 1,900 employees and 60 offices on four continents. For more, visit

The Woolpert-RS&H JV helped restore the Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater under the previous contract.