why century

Our Stake in Your Success Goes Beyond the Project

Century Engineering, A Kleinfelder Company is a multidisciplinary engineering firm that sets the standard for what it means to be a responsible partner to clients, stakeholders, employees, and the communities in which we live and work. Bringing together the talents of more than 3,000 professionals, Kleinfelder completed the acquisition of Century Engineering in November, 2021.

This means we have a bigger stake in the outcome of every project, and that stake is what drives us to attend to the smallest of details without ever losing sight of the big picture.

Century Headquarters Building

Our Mission and Purpose

Mission: To provide professional services by uniting quality, innovation, and creativity with dedication, responsiveness, and commitment.

Purpose: To set the standard for responsible partnership by nurturing our connections with clients, employees, and communities.

In pursuing this we:

  • Collaborate with clients to implement sustainable solutions.
  • Cultivate distinctive, professional staff and services of outstanding value.
  • Contribute, through service and donation, to our community.

Our Values

We achieve our vision of responsible partnership through a set of values that guide our culture, decisions and actions.




Ground Zero for Great Outcomes

The partnership we form with each client is the foundation from which the most powerful kinds of collaboration, communication, creativity and commitment are born.



Relationship Glue

We believe that trust is the glue that holds partnerships together and makes them stronger over time.

Knowledge and Expertise


Effectiveness Amplifiers

We hold that continually expanding our know-how and expertise is essential for continuing to open the doors of possibility for our clients.

Innovation and Collaboration


Progress Igniters

We are committed to bringing fresh ideas that advance our field and society. In support of this, we highly value the type of collaboration that puts innovation on the fast track.



Bedrock of Possibility

We believe that remaining open and curious is central to honoring all our values and, ultimately, being able to address our clients’ needs, solve their challenges and forward our profession.

Industry Commitment

Setting a higher standard requires continuous investment in our employees’ professional development and staying abreast of emerging trends, challenges and opportunities facing the engineering industry. We proudly support and engage with the following professional associations:

  • American Institute of Architecture (AIA)
  • Association of Construction and Engineering (ACE)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)
  • American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA)
  • American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)
  • Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)
  • Chesapeake Area Society of Healthcare Engineering (CASHE)
  • County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM)
  • International Facility Managers Association (IFMA)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Quick Facts
Quick Facts

"[Century's] work has been exemplary. They are well organized, highly knowledgeable and proficient, and the staff works well both independently and in a team setting."

Courtney B. Wilson

Executive Director, B&O Railroad Museum

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