Philadelphia Engineering Firm

McLaren is a top Philadelphia engineering firm providing custom, full-service building solutions that can take projects of any size, shape and scope from concept to completion.

ADDRESS

510 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Matt Kawczenski Pennsylvania Engineering Philadelphia Engineering

MATTHEW
KAWCZENSKI
, PE, SE, FSEI

Pennsylvania Regional Director

Renowned for our high quality services and innovative solutions, McLaren offers expert consultation, engineering, design, construction support, inspection, project management, and more. We offer comprehensive engineering services and solutions throughout Philadelphia that take any project from concept to completion with expert consultation, design, construction support, inspection and project management.

Full-Service Solutions

Local Philadelphia Engineering Experience

McLaren’s Philadelphia engineering team provides custom full-service building solutions throughout the State. We work across 10 distinct markets to shape Philadelphia’s unique building environment for both private and public clients. 

From preserving historic cities to improving infrastructure, bridge and roadway work to PE dive inspections, industrial builds and everything in between, our regional experts are building a better future.

Specialty Market

Adaptive Reuse +
HISTORIC PRESERVATION

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

As such, McLaren’s Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia and beyond.

Warehouse Renovation - Historic Eddystone Arsenal
Historic Eddystone Industrial Center

Renovation and conversion of the 465,680 square foot historic warehouse once known as Eddystone Arsenal.

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.

Service

Philadelphia 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.

Philadelphia Structural Engineering Experience

Specialty Market

Industrial + Commercial

The construction of industrial and commercial structures brings a unique set of ever-changing challenges that require innovative solutions. Our depth of experience encompass all aspects of structural, site/civil, geotechnical, marine and construction engineering for turn key services from start to finish.

McLaren has a diverse portfolio of industrial and commercial projects of varying sizes, shapes, and complexities including retail fit-outs, new-construction of low-rise plazas, warehouses, storage facilities, data centers, corporate office buildings, and more.

Warehouse Renovation - Historic Eddystone Arsenal - Pennsylvania Engineering
Eddystone Industrial Center

Renovation and conversion of the 465,680 square foot historic warehouse once known as Eddystone Arsenal.

Service

Philadelphia Construction +
Crane Engineering

McLaren’s Construction Engineering team offers full-service custom solutions including crane engineering, permitting, rigging solutions, designs of temporary supports, bracing, and construction sequencing for both new and renovation projects. We also offer the conventional design of steel structures and connections in addition to providing Specialty Structural Engineering Services (SSE) for delegated design elements.

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.

Service

Civil
Engineering

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.

Service

Building Inspections + Assessments

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. 

Whether a high-rise, residential complex, commercial building, or industrial facility, structures of all sizes should undergo periodic assessment to maintain their overall health and safety.

Our robust Pennsylvania engineering 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.

Emergency Structural Repair - Pennsylvania Engineering
Emergency Structural Repair Services

Immediate response to a construction accident that inadvertently damaged a building column at a local manufacturing warehouse.

Specialty Market

Mixed-Use
Developments

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

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

Structural engineering for 1900 Arch, one of North America’s tallest light gage metal framed building projects standing 14 stories tall

Service

Coastal Resiliency +
PE DIVERS

With the most advanced and reliable services available in-house, McLaren’s Philadelphia 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, dredging support, design, rehabilitation, permitting, and construction management. Additionally, our Philadelphia coastal engineering and resiliency practice puts the focus on protecting communities and waterfront facilities through coastal flood risk management, coastal engineering, coastal restoration and mitigation, and waterfront redevelopment.

Philadelphia South Wetlands Park
South Wetlands Park

A testbed for innovative adaptive reuse techniques and technologies that may soon serve as a unique model for urban ecological restoration.

Service

Top Entertainment
Engineers

We have helped create some of the best productions, events, concerts, displays, staging and entertainment facilities in Philadelphia and worldwide. Working with the biggest names in the business, our iconic work has revolutionized the audience experience with never-before-seen feats of engineering.

Additionally, we have also provided mechanical and structural engineering services for countless big name productions including on-site engineering support, equipment design, rigging design, special effects engineering, and studio fit-out design.

Specialty Market

Philadelphia Healthcare Engineering

From large-scale medical centers expanding campuses to smaller senior housing facilities needing structural support for upgrades, McLaren Engineering Group can accommodate the healthcare industry’s unique needs and deliver healing health spaces.

We have broad experience designing elegant, operationally focused engineering solutions for healthcare facilities to deliver best-in-class care.

Specialty Care & Surgery Center - CHOP
Specialty Care & Surgery Center Facade System

Structural engineering design of the solid and corrugated aluminum panel facade system and connections for the buildings and parking garage, as well as the metal canopies and light-gauge clips.

News +
The Latest

Matt Kawczenski, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, recipient of the ASCE President’s 2022 Award

ASCE President’s 2022 Award

As a structural engineering leader, I strive to be a mentor and educator while providing clients with innovative solutions.

5th St Station Glass Structural Design Review
Parks + Public Spaces

5th St Station Glass Design Review

SEPTA’s (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) historic 5th Street Independence Hall train station in Philadelphia, PA has undergone a rehabilitative transformation into a modern,

Background Lighting Display at Macy’s historic Wanamaker location
Arts, Entertainment + Exhibits

Background Lighting Display at Macy’s

To erect the background lighting display, our entertainment team provided rigging support and engineering for the connection of a chain hoist in the 9th floor attic above the Christmas Light Display in the Great Court.

Philadelphia to turn crumbling piers into a waterfront park

A series of crumbling piers along the waterfront in South Philadelphia will be converted into an ecologically sensitive public park, according to plans developed by the Delaware River Waterfront Corp., a nonprofit organization that seeks to “transform the central Delaware River waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia,” according to its website.

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Officially Open

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is officially open! Marking the beginning of a new era of for Philadelphia, the transformed Stadium District is now a premier gaming and entertainment destination.

Philadelphia
Engineers

Renowned for a trusted, high-quality approach, our award-winning firm solves complex engineering challenges with creative, custom solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.

 

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