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McPherson Design Group, p.c. is a structural engineering firm that was founded in 1983 by Roland McPherson. The firm is located in Norfolk, Virginia and is a SWaM Certified Small Business (#7368). McPherson Design Group has a well-seasoned team of professionals consisting of 18 employees with a tremendous wealth of experience, energy, and vision. Throughout the past thirty-five (35) years, our firm has developed an organized and precise system to complete projects in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In addition, McPherson Design Group has a strong commitment to meeting schedules and works hard at providing a realistic and flexible approach to all projects. The firm is currently registered in forty (40) States and has completed many projects outside of the continental United States.

McPherson Design Group has successfully completed projects with a wide variety of clientele, many of whom have become repeat clients. This work has included a vast array of project types including the following:

  • Adaptive Reuse Projects 
  • Airport/Hangar Facilities 
  • Animal Clinical, Control and Housing Facilities
  • Anti-Terrorist Force Protection (ATFP) Design
  • Bridge/Road Structures
  • Church/Religious Facilities
  • Commercial Projects
  • Commonwealth of Virginia/BCOM Facilities
  • Exterior Façade Repair/Replacement Projects
  • Federal Government Facilities
  • FEMA Related Projects
  • Flood Resistance Design
  • Fire Station/Public Safety Facilities 
  • Gas Stations, Mini-Marts & Convenience Store 
  • Higher Education Projects
  • Historical Projects
  • Housing – Apartment and Condominium 
  • Housing – Single Family
  • Hotel/Hospitality Facilities
  • HVAC Systems Support
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Facilities
  • K-12 Education Facilities
  • LEED Design
  • Library Projects
  • Medical Facilities
  • Municipal Projects
  • Museum/Exhibits
  • Office Building Projects
  • Overseas Projects
  • Parking Structures
  • Performance/Entertainment Venue Facilities
  • Pump Stations, Treatment Plants, and Water/Storage Tanks
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Research/Laboratory Facilities
  • Restaurants/Dining Facilities
  • Retail
  • Seismic Studies and Design
  • Shopping Center Projects
  • Tall Building Projects
  • Waterfront, Marina, and Bulkhead Projects

McPherson Design Group strives to be at the forefront of computer technology, and, in order to continue to respond to the client's needs in a rapidly changing world, our team has experience in extensive engineering analysis and design software capabilities, including the following:

  • Revit
  • BIM 360
  • AutoCAD
  • Tekla Tedds
  • Risa 3D
  • ETABS
  • SAFE
  • SPW911 (Pile Buck)
  • MasterSpec
  • SpecsIntact
  • Success
  • Blue Beam
  • Adobe Creative Cloud