TAMPA, FLA — As of April 1, The PBSJ Corporation and its PBS&J subsidiary company have been renamed Atkins. PBSJ operates as a national business of Atkins in North America following its acquisition in October 2010. Atkins is the world’s 11th largest design firm.

“The Atkins name is well known and highly respected through the United Kingdom and Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific and in key sectors such as energy,” said Robert J. Paulsen, former chairman and president of The PBSJ Corporation and now president and regional managing director of Atkins in North America. “We have maintained our focus on client service and our commitment to delivering technical excellence. Our teams are highly skilled and we are confident in our ability to augment our services by delivering Atkins’ international expertise locally through teams that understand the local requirements, practices, and culture. We continue to believe a local presence is essential to best serve many of our clients.”

Holders of more than 97 percent of The PBSJ Corporation’s capital stock voted to approve the corporation’s acquisition by Atkins last October. Atkins has about 18,000 employees, including more than 3,700 (full- and part-time) in North America.