What We Do

Deliver successful projects through experience and innovation

Headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia, McKinley Architecture and Engineering is a multi-discipline, full-service firm providing architectural, engineering, design and construction administration services. Since opening in 1981, we have designed educational, commercial/retail, warehouse, industrial, governmental and institutional buildings and have also completed historic preservation work.

We believe our strength lies in the quality of the people we employ. Our seasoned staff has an unsurpassed knowledge of the business and the dedication it takes to make each project a success. And we’re structured for efficiency. Our architects, engineers and technicians are all in-house, creating optimum communication and collaboration, which results in outstanding service to our clients. In addition to architects and engineers, the firm also offers professional services in interior design, commissioning, LEED design (sustainable and energy efficient “green” design), historic preservation, as well as learning environment and educational facility planning.

In its fourth decade of service, McKinley Architecture and Engineering has shown continued growth in both revenue and number of design personnel. Our corporation is conveniently located in Wheeling, West Virginia; Charleston, West Virginia; Martinsburg, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which are within 500 miles of one-half the population of the United States.

To highlight this growth, McKinley Architecture and Engineering is a 2nd consecutive winner of PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence as one of the top-performing Architecture and Engineering firms in the nation. We are also a winner of PSMJ’s 2023 A/E/C Employer of Choice Award, the industry’s premier recognition of firms that have mastered workforce retention and productivity by achieving the highest level of employee engagement. In addition, for the 4th consecutive year, McKinley nationally ranks and appears on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies; the list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Furthermore, we’ve made the Building Design + Construction’s 2023 Giants 400 Report as a Top Architecture/Engineering (AE) Firm.

The ever-expanding list of states we have worked in includes Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide our clients with experienced leadership and innovative design expertise to accomplish the goals of their project. Function, economics and versatility, in addition to the development of strong aesthetic appeal, are crucial elements in our design process. We also believe that enhancement of the physical environment in which each individual lives and works should add significantly to the enjoyment of life.

EXPERIENCE. Our staff has over 400 years combined experience putting us among the largest and most qualified firms in the region. McKinley has become one of the premier names in the area - now three generations strong, for over 65 years - for architecture and engineering.

INNOVATION. We embrace new technology with innovation and design utilizing BIM (Building Information Modeling). We also have LEED Accredited Professionals, Historic Preservationist, Qualified Commissioning Process Provider, Interior Designer, Accredited Learning Environment Planner, and Recognized Educational Facilities Planner.

DELIVERED. McKinley Architecture and Engineering owns the best change order record in WV - less than 1% in change orders while the industry average is around 4%. We maintain an incredible record of results with projects totaling well over a billion dollars in construction value.

Our Core Values
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Expertise
  • Service to our clients, the profession and communities
  • Building better environments
  • Commitment to creative and technical excellence
  • Provide responsive service focused on quality and safety

PSMJ Circle of Excellence

Top-Performing Architecture and Engineering Firm

Inc. 5000

America's Fastest Growing Private Companies


LEED Certified





PSMJ Employer of Choice

Committed to employee engagement

BD+C Giants 400 Report

Top Architecture/Engineering Firm