NYC Engineering Firm

McLaren is a top NYC engineering firm providing innovative, full-service building solutions. While best known for engineering iconic buildings, infrastructure and spaces throughout the City, our services support private and public projects of every size, shape and scope worldwide.

Services + Solutions

Above all, we offer comprehensive engineering services and solutions with multidisciplinary experts in consultation, design, construction support, inspection and project management.

Our core technical divisions include:


All of our engineering divisions are focused on creating a more sustainable NYC both on land and in the water.

To begin, we understand sustainable building strategies can create structures that are higher performing and help make a positive impact on our communities. As a result, our engineers are committed to helping clients build greener and adapt to carbon-reducing guidelines.

Structures + Civil

Specifically, McLaren’s structural and civil teams are behind some of the City’s most iconic green buildings and parks from large Passive House Projects like 425 Grand Concourse to green infrastructure designs like Longfellow Park. Additionally, our teams provide support for green and solar roofs, environmental permitting, building envelope inspections, and designs for building a greener NYC.

Marine + Coastal

The coastal engineering and resiliency team puts the focus on protecting communities and waterfront facilities. Hence, we focus on coastal flood risk management, coastal resiliency, coastal restoration and mitigation, and waterfront redevelopment.  Specifically, we have provided services for projects like Brooklyn Navy Yard, Superstorm Sandy Restoration, and Transmitter Park.

Additionally, they are an integral force at the forefront of supporting NYC’s initiative to bring offshore wind energy to the region.


McLaren’s mixed use engineering services are helping to redefine urban planning and build communities in NYC 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 420 and 416 Kent, Moynihan Train Hall, and the Zaha Hadid 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.


Our Infrastructure solutions can be seen throughout NYC. In fact, they range from long span river crossings to highway overpasses, railroad bridges to secondary road structures, bridge inspection programs to retaining walls, and everything in between.

The NYC infrastructure engineering division offers full-service solutions for a variety of bridge, highway, and rail projects supporting both public and private clients. Furthermore, our solutions can help build, maintain, repair, and rehabilitate infrastructure though the five-boroughs and connections to New Jersey and Connecticut.

For example, our bridge, highway, rail work includes Post Ave Bridge, Pulaski Skyway, and Kosciuszko Bridge Removal.


McLaren’s Construction Engineering team offers full-service crane engineering services, from planning and plan/calculation preparation to in-house expediting to handle all filing and permitting needs (NYC CN Applications).

Additionally, our crane engineering experience with plan requirements as well as permitting processes with governing agencies (i.e. NYCDOB, NYSDOT, NYCDOT, NJDOT, MTA, MNR, AMTRAK, etc.) results in quicker reviews and approvals.

For example, our innovative crane engineering and full-service construction work includes the Tiffany’s Crane Lift, Manhattan West, and TSX.


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 NYC 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.

Facade NYC Special Inspections

By analyzing project-specific design details and performance requirements, our façade team performs building envelope inspection, investigation, and remediation services. Additionally, we are a Class I certified special inspection group for curtain wall and facade systems in New York City.


With the most advanced and reliable services available in-house, McLaren’s marine engineering division is changing the landscape of the maritime industry. Comprised of over 45 engineers, designers, engineer divers, and scientists, our firm provides unrivaled services in complex waterfront inspection, design, rehabilitation, permitting, and construction management.

Our work ranges from large-scale projects like the expansion of the NYC Ferry System the design of complex berths and ship terminals, and the support of offshore wind development, to the rehabilitation of piers, bulkhead designs, and dive inspections led by Professional Engineers.

For example, our New York engineering work includes Brooklyn Navy Yard, SUNY Maritime College, and NYCDOC On-calls.


From large-scale medical center campus expansions to smaller senior housing facilities needing structural support for upgrades, we can accommodate the healthcare industry’s unique needs.

As the industry pushes flexible, human-centered healthcare design, we work to engineer value-based solutions for communities across the nation.

Working to support a variety of forward-thinking initiatives from centralized acute-care campuses to neighborhood-based out-patient “retail” healthcare models, mixed-use senior care communities to flexible intensive-care site alterations, our team of multidisciplinary engineers provides unparalleled services and understanding that fit the needs of the healthcare market on time and within budget.


McLaren has been engineering innovative solutions in education for over 40 years. Our experience goes beyond structural and civil engineering to include facade design, surveying, sustainability certification, and construction engineering for both public and private institutions.

We have helped build, renovate, and expand K-12 schools, colleges, and universities to help create inspirational education environments inside and outside of the classrooms.

Additionally, our NYC team has been at the forefront of helping create well-rounded education developments with state-of-the-art school buildings, residential housing, laboratories, libraries, athletic fields, performing arts theaters, and outdoor spaces.

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