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

Morrison Hershfield Receives International Award From CEA

Posted on Tuesday March 06, 2018

For the second consecutive year, Morrison Hershfield is proud and humbled to win the Award of Excellence in the International Category, from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA). We were presented the award on February.. Read More »

Celebrating Exceptional Staff Accomplishments: Our 25th Annual Carson Awards

Posted on Monday February 26, 2018

At Morrison Hershfield, one of our most highly anticipated events and long-standing traditions is the annual Carson Awards of Excellence ceremony. This year marks the 25 th  anniversary of this internal recognition.. Read More »

Shea McKeon Wins Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year Award

Posted on Thursday January 11, 2018

Shea McKeon, Electrical Engineer, was announced as the winner of the Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year award by Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) on December 7, 2017 at Royal Lancaster London... Read More »