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.

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

Structural Engineering

With a wide range of services spanning from concept to completion, McLaren’s structural engineering group is built on a foundation of technical excellence, cutting-edge capabilities, pragmatic solutions, and a sensitivity for aesthetics.

Offering multidisciplinary consulting, analysis, design, project management, and construction phase support, our expert building engineers enable clients to best meet all project goals while building more efficiently and cost-effectively. With a full range of services for new construction projects to additions, renovations, and historic preservation and everything in between, out team can take you from concept to completion.

416 and 420 Kent High Rise Williamsburg Brooklyn NY Structural Engineering

Full service engineering and design of these iconic mixed-use waterfront towers:

416 + 420 Kent Ave Brooklyn


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, entertainment, retail and hospitality uses into one space.

Our teams are behind some of the most iconic NYC mixed-use spaces like 425 Grand Concourse, Moynihan Train Hall, and the Zaha Hadid building to name a few.

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

NYC Construction Engineering, Cranes + Permitting

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).

From large infrastructure projects to buildings and specialty structures, our firm can determine the most optimal and cost-effective engineering solutions by assisting with means and methods of construction, planning, logistics, and project management for building projects across the country. This ensures jobs stay on time and within budget while providing the best solutions from the ground up.

Our construction engineering services include rigging, steel connection, shoring, crane engineering, and site safety.

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 full-service construction work includes the Tiffany’s Crane Lift, Manhattan West, and TSX.

Crane Lift at Tiffany's

Taking crane engineering to new heights over the streets of Manhattan:

Tiffany & Co.


Civil engineering plays an integral role in bringing public and private developments to life. From pre-development and due diligence studies to remediation and construction phase, our firm delivers innovative land solutions throughout the entitlement and building process.

Our civil and geotechnical engineers, environmental professionals, and permitting specialists work to develop site plans, land use designs, engineering support, and inspection services for projects of every size, shape, scope, and complexity.

In addition to technical expertise, we understand complex regulatory and environmental requirements to ensure project goals are met on time and within budget.

Belvedere Castle Geothermal NYC Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering in Central Park:

Belvedere Castle Geothermal Renovation


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.

Reimaging a resilient waterborne transportation infrastructure to connect NYC:


Coastal Engineering

The coastal engineering and resiliency team puts the focus on protecting communities and waterfront facilities. Our team of resiliency specialists, WEDG certified engineers, and FEMA experts focus on coastal flood risk management, coastal resiliency, coastal restoration and mitigation, and waterfront redevelopment. 

As building codes and city needs change, waterfront projects like adaptive-reusewaterborne transportation, new construction, ZCFR and waterfront parks will need to be engineered with resiliency in mind—especially as climate change and the severity and frequency of storm events increase. Our certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) are mitigating efforts to alleviate the cycle of damage-rebuild-damage. Their Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and P-FIRM knowledge is at the forefront of building safe and sustainable infrastructure.

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.

Expert Insight: Understanding NYC’s new ZCFR rules:

Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency


Our Infrastructure solutions can be seen throughout NYC. 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. Our solutions can help build, maintain, repair, and rehabilitate infrastructure though the City and connections to New Jersey and Connecticut.

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

Crane Erection Plans - 31st Street Bridge

31st Street Bridge Replacement on Manhattan’s West Side:

Bridge Replacement Crane Plans


From Broadway theaters and productions to top NYC concerts and events, we have a reputation for visionary entertainment engineering and design. McLaren offers a unique blend of imaginative artistry and cutting-edge technical capabilities with expert structural engineers, mechanical engineers and entertainment specialists.

Working with the biggest names in the business, our iconic work has revolutionized the audience experience with never-before-seen feats of engineering.

In addition to Broadway productions and theater restoration, our entertainment work includes the Intrepid Museum, Battery Park’s Sea Glass Carousel, TSX, and art displays like Monster.

NYC’s newest entertainment wonderland:

Little Island Park


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

As such, McLaren’s NYC 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 New York and nationwide.

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

Broadway's Belasco_Photo Credit The Shubert Organization

Award Winning Historic Preservation:

Belasco Theater


All of our engineering divisions are focused on creating a more sustainable NYC both on land and in the water. We understand sustainable building strategies can create higher performing structures and help make a positive impact on our communities. As a result, our full-service team of engineers are committed to helping clients build greener and adapt to carbon-reducing guidelines.

Our 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. Additionally, our teams provide support for green roofs and solar roofs, environmental permitting, building envelope inspections, and designs for building a greener NYC.

NYC Office