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CallisonRTKL Overview

Baltimore, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
Architectural & Engineering Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
CallisonRTKL combines the legacy of two great design practices into an even stronger, more distinct voice that is characterized by the strength of our ideas, the spirit of our culture and the passion of our people to make the world a better place. People are at the center of ... Read more

Mission: CallisonRTKL combines the legacy of two great design practices into an even stronger, more distinct voice that is characterized by the strength of our ideas, the spirit of our culture and the passion of our people to make the world a better place. People are at the center of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • As a firm, we recognize the inherent value in a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment –more holistic and equitable decision-making, higher performance and more innovation, and greater employee connection and engagement. We know we can do more as a team than as individuals. Our global reach and influence allow us to make substantive progress as we amplify our efforts and channel them toward progress. We value the differences among people and the contribution these differences bring to our business. It is everyone’s responsibility to live and endorse a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at CallisonRTKL. Collectively, we must actively work against racism, sexism, and other forms of bias. We recognize that certain groups are underrepresented in our workforce and our industry. We are working to make waves here as we believe that a focused commitment to implementing practices and actions will help us continue to create a strong and dynamic company and industry.

  • March 20th, is International Happiness Day. But there’s no denying it: in a matter of a few short months, COVID-19 has globally redefined our personal lives, our social lives and our work lives. With “social distancing” as the new norm, can we look to the design of our environments to help instill a sense of security– and even happiness– in uncertain times? Social connectedness is the bedrock of happiness and CallisonRTKL, along with partners Delivering Happiness and DMG Mountain View, is taking the matter to heart. As a part of International Happiness Day, they are sharing a program currently underway called Happiness By Design— a methodology to measure and apply happiness in the built environment. The aspiration of the Happiness By Design team is to apply principles of happiness to the design of buildings, the nurturing of its occupants and the development of the cultural programs that connect them. In essence, we seek to usher in a new era of humanism in design– something our world is certainly in need of today.

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CallisonRTKL – Why Work With Us?

At CallisonRTKL, we continually learn from the expansive group of women at the forefront of thought leadership in our industry.  In honor of International Women’s Day, we are reissuing some of our most memorable articles by a selection of CallisonRTKL’s leaders. Here are three of our favorites from You Are Here in the past year.

With over 1,500 employees in offices all around the world, CallisonRTKL’s global reach means unlimited opportunities to create a positive impact on the built environment. At CallisonRTKL, you will be an important member of a network of design professionals who value collaboration, fresh insight and bold talent. You will also be part of a sought-after corporate culture that supports dynamic career advancement and prizes work/life balance.


At CallisonRTKL, we’re committed to creating a benefits program that is not only competitive but flexible and responsive to the changing needs of today’s workers. Our goal has always been to attract the best and the brightest, and we know that offering a creative environment, challenging but rewarding opportunities, and comprehensive benefits is our path to making our professionals, well, better people. And that makes us a better company.While many of the details of these benefits depend on your position, how long you’ve been with us, and where you’re based, we think we have a lot to offer.


Find your balance between work and life. Flextime and telecommuting are available, allowing you to have a career as well as a life. We also offer a competitive package of PTO (that’s paid time off) based on position, years of service and office. And did we mention you can wear jeans to work?


We want you healthy and happy, so you’ll find that we offer a complete package of benefits like medical and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, group life insurance, disability benefits, and more.


Never stop learning. We reimburse for job-related courses and seminars that invest in your professional career at CallisonRTKL.


As part of our comprehensive performance review program, you and your supervisor can map out your career at CallisonRTKL, defining the steps needed for growth in the firm.


Our performance review program is a formal, annual assessment of your work and potential. Its goal is to help you define a long and successful career path at CallisonRTKL, and includes 360° reviews of your supervisor and peers.


Learning more doesn’t always have to cost more. Annual professional license fees are covered, as well as paid leave to sit for examinations. An achievement stipend for an employee’s first professional registration is awarded in specific professional positions.


Keep your eye on the long term. Depending on which country you reside in, we offer a variety of programs—401(k) Savings Plans, national pension schemes—to help you save for the future.


Convince a friend to come and work with us and we’ll reward you with cash. It’s our way of encouraging the best and the brightest to come and work with us.


Being an insider pays off. You have the option to own a piece of the company by purchasing Arcadis common stock at a discounted rate through payroll deduction.

CallisonRTKL Reviews

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    I have been working at CallisonRTKL full-time (More than 5 years)


    benefits are great, giving me more freedom in other areas.


    opportunity to advance quickly is difficult. consistently preforming above my level.

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CallisonRTKL Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Medium), Best Companies Group, 2010

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