Bucking the conventional wisdom that civil needs to be local, our firm carries out civil engineering across the country and around the world from our Seattle headquarters. While each city represents a different set of rules and regulations, each also brings a similar set of players (a utility department, a transportation department, a stormwater specialist, etc.) whose goals and needs are very similar from city to city. Perhaps most importantly, our experience brings precedents of “how we did it in Anytown, USA” that can be diplomatically leveraged during city negotiations, which often bring early closure to otherwise contentious issues. Unlike many civil engineers, who take a rote approach to design of the site, utilities, etc., MKA is your design partner intent on realizing the vision of the owner and the architect.

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A sweeping aerial daylight view of Presidio Tunnel Tops park featuring the uplands visitor center, the Crissy Field Marsh, and the San Francisco Bay with sail boats on the water

San Francisco, CA

Presidio Tunnel Tops
A daylight view of Urban Triangle Park’s colorful signage, steps, seating areas, landscaping, and surrounding high-rise office and residential buildings

Seattle, WA

Urban Triangle Park

Seattle, WA

Thompson Seattle
Exterior of the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City surrounded by terraced trees and lush landscaping, a sloping driveway bordered by black fencing

Guatemala City, Guatemala

U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City
Exterior daylight rendering of the staff garden at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe featuring lush landscaping and trees, a footpath with three visitors, and a vehicle traveling on the adjacent roadway

Lilongwe, Malawi

U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe
Exterior twilight view of the 14-story hotel and 12-story office tower comprising Hill7 with headlights of surrounding roadway vehicle traffic

Seattle, WA

Exterior twilight view of a large crowd gathered beneath The Barn's illuminated timber pavilion

Sacramento, CA

The Barn
Exterior daylight view of the landscaped entrance to the U.S. embassy in Niamey with signage, a flag pole, and three visitors entering and leaving the building

Niamey, Niger

U.S. Embassy in Niamey
Exterior daylight rendering of the four-story, sandstone-colored U.S. Embassy in Juba featuring seven people gathered in the landscaped entry plaza with pathways and sheltered benches

Juba, South Sudan

U.S. Embassy in Juba
Exterior daylight view of the four-story NorthEdge office building and its central outdoor courtyard

Seattle, WA

Daylight rendering of people enjoying the water features, covered seating areas, and pathways at the tree-filled Hemisfair Civic Park

San Antonio, TX

Hemisfair Civic Park
Aerial daylight rendering of the tree-lined Overlook Walk spanning a major roadway, offering multiple staircases and seating areas, and surrounded by Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront

Seattle, WA

Overlook Walk
Daylight rendering of The Rey's two 21-story hillside towers bordered on two sides by tree-lined sidewalks and surrounded by downtown San Diego skyscrapers in the distance

San Diego, CA

The Rey
Exterior daylight view of the 16-story Post Apartments' glass facade with an elevated pedestrian bridge in the foreground and surrounding high-rise buildings

Seattle, WA

The Post Apartments
Exterior daylight view of University Village retail shops adjacent to a central plaza featuring outdoor seating, a water fountain, an expansive lawn, natural landscaping, and various shoppers

Seattle, WA

University Village

Seattle, WA

Pacific Place
Exterior daylight view of Benaroya Hall and its glass-enclosed lobby, looking northeast from the corner of Second Avenue and University Street

Seattle, WA

Benaroya Hall

Seattle, WA

Building Cure
Exterior twilight view of the University of Washington’s open-air Husky Stadium with players on the football field and fans in the multi-level stands and seating bowl

Seattle, WA

UW Husky Stadium

Bellevue, WA

Bellevue City Hall
Daylight view of the seating bowl at Lumen Field, looking down on the Seattle Seahawks football field and the city's skyline beyond

Seattle, WA

Lumen Field
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