From a card table in Sandy Whitney’s living room to four locations in two states.
From four partners to over 200 employees.
From a first project at Bethlehem Steel to hundreds of clients and a diverse project portfolio.
From an engineering firm to a multidisciplinary AEC powerhouse.
From a willingness to work with others to collaborative relationships with partnering firms.
From dreams to accomplishments.
That’s the historic snapshot of WBCM since its founding on April 1, 1977 - proving, time and again, that this firm is no April Fool’s joke.
Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, LLC began at the hands of Sandy Whitney, Howard Bailey, Paul Cox and Richard Magnani. After quickly growing out of the rent-free space and card-table desk at Whitney’s home, the four partners occupied 1,600 square feet of space on the sixth floor of the Federal Land Bank Building at 2325 St. Paul Street. There was never any looking back.
Architects joined the WBCM team in the early 1980's. Distinguishing ourselves from the league of architecture and engineering firms in the area, we began WBCM Construction Services, LLC in 2002. This sister entity to Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, LLC empowers us to serve our clients and to support partnering firms with a unique, comprehensive approach of not only offering construction management and construction services, but also delivering actual facility construction.
Today, WBCM is a full-service, multi-state multidisciplinary architecture, engineering and construction firm. With offices in suburban Baltimore, Maryland, and in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we satisfy the unique and varied AEC needs of public and private clients.
Most of our over 150 employees are licensed architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, planning and contracting professionals. This growing team has completed the design, engineering and construction of projects exceeding one billion dollars in construction value.
As we look to define our future history, we are continually expanding our reach into new markets and are ever broadening our scope of professional expertise. From dreams to accomplishments and back to dreams—or as we prefer to call them now, strategic goals.