Structural Engineering


As structural engineers, we collaborate with architects, owners and builders to achieve elegant structural solutions to meet the rigorous demands of the most technically challenging projects. DRPILLA’s structural engineering practice provides a complete range of structural design services for clients on projects of all sizes and complexity – from designing luxury urban buildings to engineering the most ambitious yet small-scale structures. We have been responsible for the structural designs of office buildings, hotels, residential, educational, performing arts, sports and medical office facilities.

Primary Structural

New Building Design
Renovations and Expansions
Structural Rehabilitation
Structural Analysis
Condition Assessments
Special Structures
Value Engineering

Specialized Structural

Long-Span Construction
Tension Fabric Analysis and Design
Fabric Patterning and Design
Curtain Wall Analysis and Design
Structural Roof Design
Glass Analysis and Design


Designing structural frames for new buildings is a key focus of our practice. We work collaboratively with architects, MEP engineers, and contractors, to propose, analyze and develop structural framing system alternatives for each project. Our integrated approach to developing the optimal structure considers not only material quantities, but also the project’s economic, functional, and aesthetic needs.


When construction ends, a building’s life cycle is just beginning; its uses, functions, technologies and requirements will change over time. Our structural engineers perform design for major additions and expansions to existing buildings of every type, size and vintage. These projects can breathe new life into an old structure, providing a new look and improved functionality, as well as more space.