Structural Engineering

From the moment we step foot into a building to the time we leave, structural engineering shapes our sense of purpose and safety. Whether we work, reside, or simply navigate through these structures, their presence is intertwined with ours. The best structural engineers do far more than make a building stable, they actively engage in the design and build processes to generate value that impacts a structure’s vision, cost, and legacy.

Kimley-Horn commits to exceptional outcomes. We go beyond traditional structural engineering to align with architects and build partners to help realize client goals and meet project needs. Our public and private experience, passion to design, and drive to innovate elevate your projects and their surrounding communities. Our nationwide expertise spans project delivery methods and project conditions.

Recent Projects

Kimley-Horn structural engineers have hundreds of years of collective experience delivering projects for delighted customers in nearly every conceivable market, public and private. Our vast expertise spans project delivery methods, project conditions, and domestic locations.

Structural Services

  • Aviation
  • Civic
  • Demolition and erection planning
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare and life science buildings
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • Multifamily
  • Office and residential buildings
  • Parking structures
  • Process/manufacturing facilities
  • Retail and mixed-use developments
  • Temporary structures
  • BIM modeling/REVIT modeling
  • Design and adaptive reuse solutions
  • Erection planning/engineering
  • Forensic analysis
  • Full-scale and selective demolition
  • Mass timber
  • Owner’s representative services
  • Property condition assessment
  • Retrofitting and revitalizations
  • Shallow/deep/retrofit foundation solutions

Sustainable Design

The building industry has both an enormous environmental impact and an incredible opportunity to lower humanity’s carbon footprint. Kimley-Horn’s designs can reduce embodied carbon in projects, create structures with the longest possible lifecycles, and lower buildings’ operational carbon needs. We can help shift to sustainable building methods to preserve natural resources for future generations. Kimley-Horn is honored to be named an Engineering News-Record Top 10 Green Building Design Firm, and we know that sustainability requires continuous diligence. We are your partner in creating a brighter, more adaptive, and resilient future.

Kimley-Horn Structural Sustainability in Action

Materials Consultation

Kimley-Horn structural engineers are versed in specifying locally sourced, high-strength, recycled, and low-carbon alternative materials. We welcome exploration of material options and their impact on project goals.

High-Performance Design

Efficient framing schemes using high-strength materials reduce the quantity of materials needed and carbon footprint. Our engineers can also design for deconstruction and reuse, maximizing the potential life cycle of structural materials.

Kimley-Horn's expertise, responsiveness, and proactive approach demonstrates their deep understanding of our big picture needs. Kimley-Horn has been one of the most detail-oriented firms we have worked with and is always looking out for the best interest of the University, which builds strong long-term partnerships well after project completion.

Related Projects and Case Studies

Kimley-Horn provided parking and structural consulting services for the East 54 Mixed-Use Development in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

East 54 Mixed-Use Development

Kimley-Horn provided consulting services for East 54 including structural engineering, parking functional layout/design, and construction phase support.