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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.

Specializing in both private and public work across 10 distinct markets, our firm delivers top of the line, project-based solutions for structures of every size, shape, scope, material, and complexity.

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.

Services

New Construction Engineering + Design

Spanning high-rise mixed-use developments to high-performance healthcare facilities, expansive hotel casino complexes, and everything in between, our company has experience building all types of structures from the ground up. McLaren’s diverse new construction portfolio includes thousands of structures of varying sizes and each constructed with distinct materials. From traditional to avant-garde, we offer advanced design-build capabilities and value engineering solutions across 10 distinct markets to best support our clients’ unique needs.

Additions, Alterations, Renovations + Repairs

The most successful renovation and alteration projects are engineered with structural expertise, code compliance, and occupancy needs in mind. McLaren’s extensive work in structural modification utilizes creative adaptive solutions and technology to best construct efficient space changes.

Structural Inspection + Investigation

Building structures can deteriorate or fail in a variety of ways throughout their lifecycle. Our detailed inspection and investigation services can identify structural damage, perform root cause analysis, and help provide remediation support.

  • Survey, Scanning & Mapping
  • Building Envelope Inspection
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Load Ratings
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Waterproofing Assessment & Water Infiltration Investigation

Facade + Building Envelope Engineering

Our specialized facade engineering team focuses on the largest, most important factor in the technical performance and overall aesthetic of any structure – the building envelope. Skilled in the interdependence of envelope elements throughout the building’s life cycle, our engineers aim to improve constructability, maximize energy efficiency, strengthen security, and enhance architectural vision.

  • Building Envelope Consulting
  • Facade Delegated Design & Specialty Glass Engineering
  • Inspections, Investigation & Remediation

Specialty Structural Services

The ability to solve complex challenges from all angles helps our structural engineering team provide high-quality specialty structural services. Skilled in all aspects of multi-phase structural engineering, we continually evolve our services to best support the custom needs of our clients.

  • Blast Design
  • Asset Management Services
  • Parking Consulting
  • Forensic Investigation + Expert Witness Testimony
  • Peer Review
  • Post Disaster Emergency Response (ATC-20 and ATC-45 Inspections)

Sustainability + Resiliency

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

  • Blue Roofs
  • Green Roofs
  • Green Building (LEED, Passive House, Envision)
  • Solar Rooftops, Carports & Farms
  • Wind Energy
  • Flood Risk Assessment & Mitigation

SERVICES

New Construction Engineering + Design

Additions, Alterations, Renovations + Repairs

Structural Inspection + Investigation

Facade + Building Envelope Engineering

Specialty Structural Services

Sustainability + Resiliency

Team Contact

Dave McLaren

David McLaren, PE, SECB
Vice President – Structures

David McLaren has over 31 years of experience in building structure engineering and design. He has directed countless projects including multi-story residential developments, mixed-use structures, casino complexes, and higher education projects across the country.

Have general questions or want to discuss a new project? Message us! 

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Featured Structural Engineering Projects

McLaren has successfully undertaken thousands of innovative structural projects for clients worldwide. From NYC to Asia, and everywhere in between, our work spans tall skyscrapers, expansive complexes, and intricate fit-outs. Discover some of our most iconic structural work.

Battery Park SeaGlass Carousel Engineering
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Rolling Stones Concert Tours
Battery Park SeaGlass Carousel Engineering
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Broadway's Belasco_Photo Credit The Shubert Organization
Texas Live! Entertainment Venue
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Cirque Du Soleil’s KA - World’s Largest Custom Theatrical Machinery
Bryant Park Winter NYC Engineering
MGM Cotai Theater Video Wall System
Intrepid Museum - Shuttle Tent
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
TWA Terminal to Hotel - Restored Airport Terminal
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Disney Store Shanghai - Outdoor Plaza Clock Tower
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
416 AND 420 KENT
LIVE! CASINO & HOTEL PHILADELPHIA
520 W. 28th Street
THE PENNANT
BANYAN COURT
WORLD TRADE CENTER
INMAR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
LIVE! HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Lefferts Boulevard
Belasco Theatre
Newark Airport
Texas Live!
DomeX
BALDWIN HARBOR
Round House Theatre
Winter Village at Bryant Park
National Aquarium
3DEN
1900 ARCH STREET
APPRAISERS’ BUILDING
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum
EQUITABLE BUILDING
RUMBLE
Eddystone Arsenal
MCHOTEL
706 GIDDINGS
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
WWE STUDIO
VAN VORST
TWA Hotel and Conference Center
TWO LIGHT
Vital Gym
TANGER OUTLETS AT FOXWOODS
The Smyth
BROOKLYN STEEL MUSIC VENUE CONVERSION
LIVE! CASINO – MARYLAND
RAMAPO COLLEGE
TILCON ROCK CRUSHING STATION
PORTSIDE AT EAST PIER
BAYONNE GOLF CLUB CLUBHOUSE
TOWSON SQUARE
Hudson Theater
MECU PAVILION ON PIER 6
164 Kent
NEW CULTURAL CENTER
ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Colonie Center Mall
One Dekalb
PIER 5 COLUMBUS CENTER PARKING GARAGE
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416 AND 420 KENT
LIVE! CASINO & HOTEL PHILADELPHIA
520 W. 28th Street
THE PENNANT
BANYAN COURT
WORLD TRADE CENTER
INMAR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
LIVE! HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Lefferts Boulevard
Belasco Theatre
Newark Airport
Texas Live!
DomeX
BALDWIN HARBOR
Round House Theatre
Winter Village at Bryant Park
National Aquarium
3DEN
1900 ARCH STREET
APPRAISERS’ BUILDING
Intrepid  Sea, Air, & Space Museum
EQUITABLE BUILDING
RUMBLE
Eddystone Arsenal
MCHOTEL
706 GIDDINGS
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
WWE STUDIO
VAN VORST
TWA Hotel and Conference Center
TWO LIGHT
Vital Gym
TANGER OUTLETS AT FOXWOODS
The Smyth
BROOKLYN STEEL MUSIC VENUE CONVERSION
LIVE! CASINO – MARYLAND
RAMAPO COLLEGE
TILCON ROCK CRUSHING STATION
PORTSIDE AT EAST PIER
BAYONNE GOLF CLUB CLUBHOUSE
TOWSON SQUARE
Hudson Theater
MECU PAVILION ON PIER 6
164 Kent
NEW CULTURAL CENTER
ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Colonie Center Mall
One Dekalb
PIER 5 COLUMBUS CENTER PARKING GARAGE
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Regional Contacts
Matthew B. Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI

Matt Kawczenski
PE, SE, FSEI

Pennsylvania
Koklanos NYC Engineering

Thomas Broderick
PE, LEED AP

NEW JERSEY
Koklanos NYC Engineering

Pete Koklanos

PE, SE, LEED® AP BD+C

NEW YORK
Koklanos NYC Engineering

Stephanie Richmond
PE

MARYLAND
Koklanos NYC Engineering

Andrew Habel
PE

FLORIDA
Matthew B. Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI

Andrew Habel

PE, SE

FLORIDA
Matthew B. Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI

Stephanie Richmond

PE

MARYLAND
Matthew B. Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI

Thomas Broderick

PE, LEED AP

NEW JERSEY
Matthew B. Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI

Jesse Chrismer

PE, LEED AP

NEW YORK
Matthew B. Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI

Matt Kawczenski

PE, SE, FSEI

PENNSYLVANIA