Atwell acquires Blueline to expand presence in the Pacific Northwest

SOUTHFIELD–In its first acquisition of 2023, the engineering firm Atwell LLC has acquired Blueline, a 75-person civil engineering, land planning, and landscape architecture firm based in Kirkland, Wash.Blueline has four offices throughout Washington and serves clients in commercial development, residential development, and public works. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Combined with Atwell’s existing office in Portland, Ore., this acquisition expands Atwell’s capabilities in the Pacific Northwest region and will strengthen Atwell’s ability to support its national residential, commercial, industrial, and energy clients in the region.

“Atwell and Blueline share a similar client-focused culture of providing outstanding services to our numerous clients,” said Atwell CEO Brian Wenzel. “The acquisition of Blueline is our fourth transaction in the past four months. We’re excited to continue our geographic expansion throughout the United States, taking another major step in our long-term strategic growth plan.”

Added Blueline CEO Brian Darrow: “Atwell’s proven history of an employee-centered culture, similar emphasis on strong relationships with clients, and their exceptional growth will provide amazing opportunities for our employees and more services to better meet the needs of our clients. We are so excited to start this next chapter of Blueline’s story!”

Atwell is a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm with more than 1,400 employees. Its services include land and right-of-way support, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, land surveying, environmental compliance and permitting, and project and program management. More at

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