History of Excellence

When our founders established this consulting
practice in 1946, they set the highest standards of
ethics and technical excellence that continue to
provide our direction in decision-making, our benchmark
for hiring and our criteria for ongoing performance.

History of Excellence

History of Excellence

The year was 1946. It was a post-war year and the start of a building boom. In Toronto, Canada, Carson Morrison, Charlie Hershfield, Joe Millman and Mark Huggins joined together to form Morrison Hershfield Millman and Huggins, a small firm offering civil, structural and mechanical engineering. In 1982, the company came to be known as Morrison Hershfield, the name we carry today.

Since its inception, the company has accumulated an impressive track record of award-winning projects and has systematically grown to over a thousand employees in offices across North America. Although there have been many transformations over the years, there are some things that have not changed… like our thirst for unique and challenging projects, our desire to expand into new and exciting marketplaces, the mentorship of passionate young engineers by their peers and our drive to be the best.

After over 70 years in business, Morrison Hershfield has so much to be proud of and a great deal to be thankful for. We are fortunate to have developed relationships with many outstanding clients over the years and privileged to have partnered with a myriad of exceptional firms on a wide range of projects.

We continue to be recognized for our award-winning projects, pioneering products, and staff who eagerly contribute and take on key roles with various professional organizations and committees, as well as within the community. We are leaders in the Green Building field and are committed to innovative and sustainable engineering practices.

Morrison Hershfield has long been a company of problem solvers and prides itself on a tradition of excellence. The real story of our history is the people who have dedicated themselves to the projects. And as we face the future, it is with confidence that we pledge to leave this firm stronger and better than it is today.

Read More About Our Latest Awards and Celebrations

Denison Road Grade Separation Named OPWA Structural Project of the Year

Posted on Thursday March 02, 2017

Morrison Hershfield was part of the project team that received a 2016 Public Works Project of the Year Award for work on the Denison Road grade separation... Read More »

North East Transit Garage Wins 2016 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

Prime consultant Morrison Hershfield and lead design architect gh3 were honored at the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence ceremony.. Read More »

COO Catherine Karakatsanis Recognized in WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Hall of Fame

Posted on Monday November 28, 2016

Morrison Hershfield is pleased to announce Catherine Karakatsanis was inducted into the Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. This comes after she is named Canada’s Top 100 Award Winner for the.. Read More »