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2nd Annual McLarenFest at Our PA Open House

Oct. 17, 2018

Come join us tomorrow, October 18, at our Pennsylvania open house for beer, brats and mulled wine! Our 2nd Annual McLarenFest will take place from 5pm to 7pm at 5100 West Tilghman Street, Suite 265, Allentown, PA. This event will feature an array of German food and beverages, so, dust off your lederhosen, bundhosen, and dirndl and join us! RSVP to Kevin Klepeisz or Matt Kawczenski, P.E., S.E., F.SEI via LinkedIn.

520 W. 28th Street Awarded Best Residential/Hospitality Project

Oct. 16, 2018
520 W. 28th Street Awarded Best Residential/Hospitality Project

We are proud to announce that 520 W. 28th Street, a 18-story luxury residential building located in the heart of NYC has been awarded by ENR New York as a 2018 Best Residential/Hospitality Project. McLaren is honored to have provided engineering services and design consultation for the sleek façade of the building, designed by Zaha Hadid!

McLaren’s NYC and NJ Golf Outing

Oct. 12, 2018
McLaren’s NYC and NJ Golf Outing

McLaren’s NYC and New Jersey offices came together to spend a day out on the golf course. Congratulations to the closest to the pin, longest drive, the overall winning team! Sounds like you had a great day, rain and all!

“Everyone seemed to have a great time out there,” said Ryan. “I wanted to have an event where offices could come together to bond on the greens. I have some more fun idea to add to the mix next year.”

“It was a fun day on the greens,” said Robin. “We played best ball, and my team used a couple of my shots, even my 60 ft putt. We ended up winning the tournament. It was a fun day playing together, even despite all the rain!”

Hackley School Wins K-12 Education Best Project Award

Oct. 10, 2018
Hackley School Wins K-12 Education Best Project Award

The Hackley School’s Walter C. Johnson Center for Health & Wellness, in Tarrytown, NY was named the New York Region’s Best K-12 Education Project by ENR. McLaren is proud to have provided civil engineering, permitting and construction survey services on the athletic facility and the campus center for all students. Congratulations to all involved!

The project’s design goal—which posed a significant challenge—was to incorporate the new building into the natural landscape while the existing landscape. In addition, the project was sited over a New York City aqueduct. McLaren’s survey team monitored the vibrations while 16,000-lb rock hammers carved only the rock needed to create a foundation for this state-of-the-art facility. McLaren’s civil engineers worked closely with the architect and landscape architect to integrate the grading, drainage and stormwater management into this complex site. “The project seamlessly incorporated the new building into the natural landscape”, as said by one judge that reviewed this project for the award. McLaren’s permitting effort allowed the project to move to construction. The project expands the education opportunities at Hackley School, where McLaren’s has assisted Hackley on multiple building and recreation projects.

McLaren Sponsoring New Jersey Oktoberfest

Oct. 3, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Marc Rinzler Memorial Field, Woodcliff Lake, NJEvent Details

McLaren is proud to support an evening of fun, food, and fireworks at the 2nd Annual Woodcliff Lake Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 20! Our firm is thrilled to be a part of this vibrant New Jersey community and to be involved with exciting events like this one. McLaren is the official face painting sponsor, we hope to see you there with your creative designs!

ESOP Business Leadership in New Jersey

Oct. 2, 2018
Mal McLaren Best Practice Award - ESOP Business Leadership in New Jersey

The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) recently held the 5th Annual Best Practice Conference to salute business leadership in New Jersey. Congratulations to our Founder & CEO, Mal McLaren, for being honored with the ‘Best Practice’ award for the work he has done to empower the employees at McLaren for the past 40+ years!

“We became an Employee Owned Company five years ago, an ESOP, said Mal. “ Once the culture is developed, having an ownership mentality becomes a driving force in creating leaders, risk takers and innovators. We spend a great deal of time together as one big team, although we are scattered in 10 offices around the country. We all gather in one place for our annual holiday party. We all celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the company by taking a boat ride together around New York. And we all share successes by representing compelling and interesting projects at regularly scheduled lunches. We resist creating silos among all divisions and offices, and bonuses are shared as the result of the company’s success-not an individual department. This encourages sharing of resources, leads and contact.”

Mixed-Use Addition to Florida’s Tioga Town Center

Sep. 28, 2018

McLaren is excited to be providing the structural design for an expansion to the award-winning in Newberry, Florida! From schematic to construction administration, McLaren is providing structural engineering services for two 4-story mixed-use apartment buildings containing a total of 141 unit, and approximately 204,000 square feet of space. One building will also feature office/retail spaces at a portion of the ground level. McLaren also provided the structural design for a pool building and other facility structures that will help position Tioga Town Center as a premier mixed-use facility.

We are Hiring – Junior Marine Engineer in NJ and NYC

Sep. 20, 2018
We are Hiring – Junior Marine Engineer in NJ and NYC

We are hiring! Are you a marine engineer looking to dive into a career in the tri-state area? Check out the openings we have in our New Jersey and NYC offices! The new member of the marine team will have the opportunity to work on various dynamic projects – from shoreline restoration to ship and cruise terminals!

Apply to the New Jersey Position. Apply to the NYC Position.

McLaren named Among the Top 20 NY Engineering Firms

Sep. 19, 2018
McLaren named Among the Top 20 NY Engineering Firms

McLaren has been selected by Crain’s New York Business as the 18th largest NY engineering firm! We are proud of the work we have done across our 10 markets in the NY area! View the full list.

Expert Environmental Engineer Joins McLaren

Sep. 18, 2018
McLaren Welcomes Environmental Engineer

McLaren is proud to welcome Olabisi Kenku to our team! Olabisi is an environmental engineer with a Masters in Environmental Engineering from NYU, and has over a decade of experience in project management and ecological conservation. Her expertise is in water resources management, shoreline restoration, resiliency and environmental impacts. Olabisi is the Co-Founder and Environmental Lead for the nonprofit Green Impacts & Development Initiatives, is on the board of ECO Women, and also supports the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. We are thrilled to have Olabisi’s vast expertise as part of our NYC team!