McPherson Design Group, p.c. is a small business (SWaM #7368) located in Norfolk, Virginia. Roland E. McPherson, P.E. established the company in 1983. His innovative and unique approach to structural engineering and construction techniques has resulted in providing high quality and cost-effective services to a variety of clientele.

McPherson Design Group currently has twenty (20) employees with a tremendous wealth of experience, energy, and vision. Our firm has given the community a fresh look in the field of structural engineering. In addition, McPherson Design Group has a strong commitment to meeting schedules and works hard at providing a realistic approach to all projects.

McPherson Design Group has successfully completed projects with various Developers, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Firms, General Contractors, Municipalities, and State/Federal Government. Our work over the last thirty-three (33) years has mainly consisted of Indefinite Delivery Contracts. We have also maintained long-term working relationships with numerous military installations throughout the United States and abroad. Currently, we are registered in forty (40) States.

McPherson Design Group engineering expertise includes Federal, State and Municipal Government Agencies; Design-Build; Historical Preservation, Renovation, and Adaptive Re-use; Commercial/Office; Financial Institutions; Higher Education; Hotel/Hospitality; Single-Family and Multi-Family Housing; Industrial and Manufacturing; Institutional; K-12; Libraries; Medical/Dental; Public Safety; Recreation; Religious; Retail and Shopping Centers; Restaurants and Dining Facilities; Parking Structures; Waterfront Structures; Water/Wastewater Treatment Structures, etc.

McPherson Design Group knows that it is essential to maintain satisfied clients by consistently performing and delivering design submittals on time. We take pride in our staff for providing an excellent track record for accomplishing projects with the design schedule and within the budget.

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 firm has experience in extensive engineering anlaysis and design software capabilities, including RAM Structural System, RAM Advanse, STAAD Pro, StruCalc, Adapt PT, ETABS, EnerCalc, SAP2000, SAFE, and MathCAD. Our firm has in-house computer capabilities to provide specifications in SpecsIntact and Masterspec formats, cost estimates in CES, MCASES GOLD, SUCCESS/WBS and Excel formats, as well as drawings in the current version of Revit Structure and AutoCAD/Architecture.

McPherson Design Group has received various awards and recognitions based on our work, including the Small Business of the Year for the City of Portsmouth from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; and Annual Design Awards from the Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Realtors (HRACRE) throughout the years, including the following: Suffolk Shell Building (Suffolk, Virginia), the nTelos Pavilion (Portsmouth, Virginia), Norva Theatre (Norfolk, Virginia), Chesapeake Courts Facility (Chesapeake, Virginia), Tri-Cities Building - Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (Suffolk, Virginia), The Chamberlin (Hampton, Virginia); Police Security and Operations Facility (Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia), Jamestown Settlement Riverfront Amenities Area (Jamestown, Virginia); Portsmouth Public Library-Churchland Branch (Portsmouth, Virginia); Studio 56 (Virginia Beach, Virginia); Madison Office Building-Formerly Commodore Maury Hotel (Norfolk, Virginia); Belmont at Freemason (Norfolk, Virginia); Thomas Jefferson School Lofts (Suffolk, Virginia); Grandy Village Learning Center (Norfolk, Virginia); Eastern Virginia Medical School Education Research Building (Norfolk, Virginia); Virginia Institute of Marine Science Seawater Laboratory (Wachapreague, Virginia); Virginia Institute of Marine Science Seaside Hall (Wachapreague, Virginia); MacArthur Memorial Visitor’s Center (Norfolk, Virginia); and Goshen Farms Rehabilitation (Gloucester, Virginia).

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