Solving 21st Century Maritime Challenges with Quality and Integrity

Gibbs & Cox

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Experts

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is the largest independent and privately-owned naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States. Our world class draftsmen, designers, naval architects, engineers and program managers solve challenges across the entire spectrum of today’s marine industry, from concept development through production and in-service support.

From icebreakers to sportfish yachts, naval combatants to deep ocean research vessels – and many in between – our breadth of clients and services enables us to tailor best practices for the specific needs of each customer, commercial and government alike. Our rigorous quality system undergoes annual third-party ISO 9001 audits in support of partnerships with Industry and Governments both domestically and internationally, reducing cost and risk to achieve their expectations.

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As an independent design firm, we tailor our processes to the specific needs of clients and shipyards, delivering the best value and solutions with quality and integrity. 

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March 3, 2021

From the Leidos Holdings, Inc. Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Report: Consistent with Leidos strategy to add capabilities and deepen customer relationships, [Leidos Holdings, Inc.] has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gibbs & Cox, Inc. (“Gibbs & Cox”), the largest, full-service independent engineering and design firm specializing in naval architecture and marine […]

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February 22, 2021

Washington, DC, Feb. 18, 2021–Chris Cikanovich, Chairman of the Board of the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA), announced today that Chris Deegan, President and Chief Executive of Gibbs & Cox has been elected to the National Board of Directors. Deegan joined Gibbs & Cox as the Engineering Group Vice President in 2013. After three years, […]

Employee Spotlight

Tathiana joined Gibbs & Cox in the fall of 2020, and she is excelling in her role as a configuration engineer supporting the DDG-51 program. Tathiana graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from East Carolina University in 2019 and, prior to joining G&C, gained valuable experience as a systems engineer, working for Newport […]


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It has been a pleasure working with Gibbs and Cox. They were consistently responsive to our changing needs with this difficult project. Updates were frequent and accurate. I look forward to continuing to utilize Gibbs and Cox to assist us in future programs.