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
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
Celebrating Canada’s Key Players and Owners On February 18, 2020 leaders from Canada’s largest firms in construction, engineering, financial, legal, government and environmental sectors came together to celebrate the biggest public sector infrastructure.. Read More »
The Ottawa Confederation Line LRT (Stage 1) won a 2020 Engineering Excellence Diamond Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York. The project will also represent the ACEC of New York in.. Read More »
Morrison Hershfield scored a hat trick at the 2019 Canadian Consulting Engineering (CCE) Awards Gala in Ottawa Tuesday night. In addition to two Awards of Excellence, we were honored with the Tree for Life.. Read More »