With a reputation for visionary entertainment engineering and design, McLaren offers a unique blend of imaginative artistry and cutting-edge technical capabilities. For over 40 years, our firm has been leading the entertainment industry with expert structural engineers, mechanical engineers and entertainment specialists.
We have helped create some of the best productions, events, concerts, displays, staging and entertainment facilities worldwide. Working with the biggest names in the business, our iconic work has revolutionized the audience experience with never-before-seen feats of engineering.
McLaren is behind some of the most epic concert stages, Broadway shows, aerial performances and pop-up events. Our live entertainment engineering is best known for never-before-seen production designs that utilize innovative staging, unique mechanized effects, and the design of mind-blowing, custom structures. As a result, audience experience around the globe has soared to new heights.
McLaren’s entertainment and structural engineers possess a distinct eye for aesthetics, user interface and a specialized understanding of the full building life-cycle. Our expert team is skilled in all aspects of structural design, engineering, inspection and construction engineering services. The hundreds of entertainment facilities in our portfolio include awe-inspiring structural design of theaters, event spaces, entertainment venues, museums, performing art centers, hotels, casinos and aquariums.
From Broadway productions and live performances, to iconic concert tours for artists like Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga, our entertainment engineers have been collaborating with clients to create adrenaline pumping shows worldwide. With a blend of ultramodern technical capabilities and creative artistic insight, McLaren has produced custom rigging, staging, kinetic elements and show action machinery for the biggest projects in the industry.
We are experts at creating interactive themed experiences to engage and dazzle audiences. As a result, McLaren has been turning larger-than-life concepts into stunning reality. The process of engineering in a creative space challenges our entertainment engineers and staff to push technical limits without compromising safety or aesthetics. We redefine boundaries to provide advanced functionality, service and design—all while honoring our clients’ vision.
Today’s patrons demand a fully immersive theme parks with rides, attractions, concession stands and event spaces. From concept and design, to continuous support through fabrication and installation, our multi-disciplinary team meticulously engineers parks to magnify the guest experience. McLaren specializes in ride show engineering, theming engineering, show staging, facility engineering, technical design and mechanical engineering to create some of the world’s most iconic attractions from Orlando to Macau.
From fully immersive displays to LED signage and custom exhibits, we provide clients with cutting-edge design, entertainment engineering and expertise. Our team offers innovative solutions to engage audiences and viewers with superior project specific systems of every size, shape and complexity. McLaren entertainment engineering team specializes in modular assemblies, as well as custom, moving video displays that change position and form.
William Gorlin, PE, SE
Vice President – Entertainment
William Gorlin is the driving force behind the firm’s flourishing entertainment division. Through his 35-year career, he has engineered and overseen thousands of projects. His expertise spans show action equipment, stage sets, theatrical rigging, entertainment venues, roller coasters and architectural theming.
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McLaren’s entertainment engineering team has successfully undertaken hundreds of innovative projects for clients worldwide. From NYC to Asia, and everywhere in between, our work spans from over-the-top production design to masterfully engineered structures. Discover some of our most iconic entertainment work.