Our Culture

We love to solve difficult problems. We derive our greatest satisfaction from providing innovative structural solutions to complex building challenges. As you might expect, one of the characteristics we value most in our employees is creativity. We expect our staff to challenge the status quo.

Recently, a client mused that the best location for a new college student center was right in the geographic middle of the campus. The problem was that there was a very large pond in the middle of the campus. Our solution; build the building over the pond. This project is currently under construction and remains within the original budget.

Our corporate headquarters is located in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia with additional offices in Richmond, Virginia, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Old Forge, New York.

Our Mission

…to be recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region as the leader in structural engineering by our commitment to technological leadership, innovative solutions, quality work, and client satisfaction.


A proven track record which includes successful structural designs for nearly every conceivable building type over the last 38 years. We utilize the most experienced individuals in the early stages of each project in order to assure the benefit of that experience is realized.A top to bottom philosophy to approach every project in a spirit of partnership and with a “can-do” attitude. The foundation of our success is our ability to find innovative and cost-effective solutions to challenging architectural requirements, while protecting the safety and welfare of the general public.

Quality Control

The principal engineers at SP are widely recognized national leaders in the field of risk management and quality control of construction documents, and the construction process. This reputation has been gained through co-authorship of quality control publications and guidelines, presentations at loss prevention seminars, leadership of national structural engineering organizations, and participation in national peer review programs as reviewers, reviewees, and program developers.