Structural Design

Structural design engineers help architects and owners realize their vision by developing creative solutions that fit within the aesthetic goals. While designing for safety and code compliance, the engineer also brings value to the design team by balancing costs and efficiency. SGH brings together expertise in design, investigation, and rehabilitation to deliver solutions that meet these challenges.


SGH’s approach to structural design enables us to achieve complex functional and architectural imperatives within real-world constraints. We work as an integrated part of the design team solving problems and focusing on details and coordination. Our experience and understanding of structural systems, the availability of our in-house laboratory and material experts, and our use of the latest technology in analysis and modeling, allows SGH to bring solutions to any design challenge.

We deliver a comprehensive set of structural engineering services, including:

  • New design
  • Peer reviews and design-assist services
  • Support for sustainable and green initiatives
  • Seismic design, rehabilitation, and retrofit
  • Performance-based design
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Preservation of historic structures
  • Parking garage consulting
  • Construction engineering
  • Advanced modeling, simulations, and analyses
  • BIM capabilities
  • Direct to fabrication capacities for steel structures
  • In-house materials testing

SGH has experience with many structure types, such as:

  • High-rise residences and office buildings
  • Mixed-use and multi-unit properties
  • Residential buildings
  • Museums
  • Hospitals and laboratory buildings
  • K-12 schools and university buildings
  • Modular designs
  • Specialty structures
  • Historic and iconic buildings
  • Temporary design and art installations