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

Mike Mosman Recognized as NVTC Data Center Industry Icon Finalist

Posted on Friday April 26, 2019

The Northern Virginia Technology Council announced the recipients of the 2019 Virginia Data Center Awards to a standing room only event on Wednesday, April 24 th . Morrison Hershfield’s Mike Mosman was a finalist for the.. Read More »

ACC10 Technology Center Wins Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award

Posted on Tuesday April 23, 2019

The Washington Building Congress recently hosted its 63 rd annual Craftsmanship Awards recognizing exceptional workmanship on buildings throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Morrison Hershfield staff were part of the project team that was honored with.. Read More »

ACEC-BC Award of Excellence for Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven's Eye Cliffwalk!

Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019

Morrison Hershfield was honored with an Award of Excellence for the Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven’s Eye Cliffwalk, Whistler Blackcomb’s latest thrilling attraction. It was recognized in the Projects Under $2.5 Million category... Read More »