You design buildings for form and function,
we engineer them
for greater value. with integrity. with creative solutions. to be safe and sound.

Where Talent and Trust Intersect

Buildings built right stand the test of time. So do companies.

We've been earning our clients’ trust since 1996. An award-winning, full-service structural engineering firm, KNA delivers innovative solutions to the educational, civic, healthcare and commercial industries. We could stand on our laurels, but that's not our style. Longevity requires talent, tenacity and flexibility—the same qualities our clients demand to carry out their creative vision.

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Diverse Talent. Diverse Projects.

KNA engineering services preserves design aesthetics, reduces construction costs and delivers exceptional service and quality on every project.

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Smart Solutions. Superior Service.

Guided by integrity, open communication and responsiveness, we’re able to deliver exceptional service and form strong relationships with architects, building owners and contractors.

KNA Value Design Approach

Collaborative Approach with Clients

KNA believes in collaborating with our clients and Design Team members early and often. In our experience, this is the best way to achieve a client's vision, ensure fiscal responsibility and complete the project on time.

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Here’s What Clients Say About Us

For over thirty-five years, I have been associated with the design, engineering and construction professions, and as an architect, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with KNA on a myriad of projects. Those projects have included educational, healthcare, municipal, sports, entertainment, ecumenical, residential, other commercial and non-commercial projects. I would highly recommend KNA Structural …

Brent Palmer Architect and Program Manager January 20, 2017

Since relocating to California nine years ago, I have worked with several structural engineers. KNA is head and shoulders above the others I have worked with and is my go-to structural engineer. Their entire staff is extremely responsive and conducts all business in a highly professional manner. Their engineering approach and code expertise means they …

Leigh Anne Jones, AIA January 16, 2017

KNA provides an exceptional level of service on all of our projects. They are an industry leader in the use of BIM technologies for structural design. This supports and allows for our fully integrated design process.  KNA is careful to develop structural design concepts that are efficient and simple, which result in ease of agency approval, fabrication …

Buddy Gessel Principal January 10, 2017

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