structure that shapes


We are designers leading with curiosity


Our approach is shaped by curiosity and imagination, complementing our wealth of knowledge and experience. As your project partner, we leverage our collective creativity and expertise to devise innovative solutions that align with your project objectives. We recognize that the quality and excellence of our project work is a key marker of our DNA as a firm. They reflect the pride our professionals put into our work, to the service and standards our clients anticipate, and to the reputation MBJ values and protects in the marketplace. We lead with curiosity, deliver with quality.


We are solution finders. We listen, learn, and continuously challenge ourselves to push the limits of our understanding to innovate the structures around us. And we share our knowledge with you. We ask questions and discover what is unique about each project and necessary for its success. With a hands-on approach throughout the process, we join our project partners early and collaborate to push the creative boundaries of design to deliver optimal structural solutions.



Cultivating curiosity for a more equitable world. We strive to make a positive impact not only in our work, but also in our communities. We are committed to giving back and helping to shape the lives of those around us. Through active involvement with organizations such as ACE Mentor Program, Engineers without Borders, The Works Museum, CANstruction Phoenix, Habitat for Humanity, Minnesota FoodShare and others, we are dedicated to doing our part in strengthening our communities.

Our engineers are passionate about education and advancing the design and construction profession. They continue to dedicate their time serving as adjunct lecturers, studio advisors, and teaching assistants at colleges including University of Minnesota, Arizona State University, Michigan State University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Our work is shaped by our people. To shape the world around us, we must shape who we are. Innovation in our projects and for our clients originates from our continuous evolution. We are forward-thinking, passionate, creative, and collaborative. As a multi-specialty structural design practice, we are dedicated to cultivating a workplace culture that is encouraging and inspiring. At MBJ, our collaborative, flexible working environment fosters teamwork, promotes growth, and encourages creativity and innovation.


We embrace new discoveries and emerging technologies in our work, leveraging past experiences and sharing our knowledge. By approaching familiar challenges from fresh perspectives, we explore and develop new markets, strengthening our connections with both our team members and our clients. We are focused on fostering a culture of learning within our organization and expanding our capabilities. With every project viewed as a new challenge, we continue to evolve our creative process to shape the environment around us.

We believe structural design can be both cost effective, resilient, and sustainable. As an original signatory of the SE 2050 Commitment program, MBJ is committed to doing our part in creating a sustainable future. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by lowering embodied carbon of materials is a key factor to consider for a building’s life cycle. A leader in sustainable design, MBJ has been taking major strides to identify, track (and ultimately reduce) embodied carbon within structural materials. Take a look at our Embodied Carbon Action Plan.





Who is MBJ? Our roots date back to 1955 when John Meyer founded a firm of consulting structural engineers in Minneapolis, MN. Later joined by Jack Borgman and Rollie Johnson in the late 1950’s, the trio solidified the establishment of Meyer Borgman Johnson by 1966, dedicated to delivering the highest level of structural engineering services. Today, with seven offices nationwide and a team of 100+, the firm carries on our founding partners’ legacy of valuing employees and clients based on respect, honesty, and hard work. With low employee turnover and a high percentage of repeat clients, we continue to grow and drive innovation in our industry.


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