Maryland Engineering Firm

McLaren is a Maryland engineering firm that provides custom, full-service building solutions centrally located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. While best known for our iconic work in real estate development, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, infrastructure, and the development of living shorelines, our team supports both private and public projects of nearly every size, shape and scope worldwide.

We offer comprehensive engineering services and solutions throughout Maryland that take any project from concept to completion with expert consultation, design, construction support, inspection and project management. Our core technical divisions include:

Structural Engineering
Site + Civil
Marine + Coastal
Construction Engineering
Bridge, Highway + Rail
Entertainment Engineering
Facade + Envelope
Geotechnical Engineering
Forensic Investigation
Survey + Mapping
All Services


Conversion and repurposing of existing buildings can help meet everchanging market demands with a more sustainable and cost effective option.

As such, McLaren’s Maryland engineering team of specialists provide innovative solutions to even the most challenging adaptive-reuse properties. With an extensive structural portfolio along with an understanding of historic preservation needs and building codes, we have helped engineer some of the most iconic and complex adaptive re-use projects in Baltimore and beyond.

We  provide a full range of services for adaptive re-use projects from structural engineering to restoration, surveying and forensics. We work closely with our clients to explore economical, innovative and sustainable solutions to extend the useful life of existing facilities.

For example, we are the teams behind projects like Equitable Building, 706 Giddings, and the National Aquarium’s Rescue Center to name a few.


With over 7,000 miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River, and the Atlantic Ocean, Maryland is highly vulnerable to hurricanes and sea level rise. Our Baltimore Marine and Coastal Engineering team puts focus on resiliency.

To combat shoreline erosion caused partly by sea level rise and strong storms and mitigate flooding, Maryland puts a focus on living shorelines. Instead of hard structures, this technique uses native vegetation and other natural materials to stabilize coastlines.


Early signs of deterioration are not always obvious to the untrained eye. As such, detailed visual, hands-on, and sometimes probe inspections by expert structural engineers are imperative.

Our robust Maryland structural inspection and investigation services can identify deterioration to determine the structural well-being of a building and its individual components. Additionally, we perform root cause analysis and help provide short and long-term remediation, rehabilitation, and repair support.


McLaren’s mixed use engineering services are helping to redefine urban planning and build communities in Maryland and nationwide. Moreover, we specialize in bringing residential, commercial, cultural, and entertainment uses into one space.

For example, we are the teams behind projects like The PennantGreenleigh, and the Appraisers’ Building to name a few.

Additionally, our experience and expertise encompass all aspects of the building life cycle with structural design, inspection and construction phase services.

Maryland Office