Michael McAffrey, PE

Michael McAffrey, PE

Principal, Structural Engineering

One might not associate creativity with engineering. In reality, engineering is very much about innovation, says Mike. He estimates that at least 75 percent of his job as a structural engineering principal-in-charge involves creative thinking, no matter what the structure type. In his early career Mike did structural design for many high-rise buildings. Now, most of his work centers on correctional institutions and high-security facilities, but he has significant experience with criminal justice, office, industrial and public administration facilities and parking structures, as well. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

The creative nature of Mike’s work can be seen in his design solutions that save money or improve scheduling. It’s infused in the process of advising and leading clients toward the most appropriate solutions to project issues.

Mike does a lot of tenant improvement projects—often on buildings for which he did the original structural design. Many times modification requirements vary significantly from the original purpose of the building, making design ingenuity a necessity. Mike excels at this and acts as a “solution mentor” to his staff and other engineers.

Mike has been with Martin/Martin since 1978 (KKBNA 1978-1988). His commitment and longevity are a testament to the many successful projects and the strong client relationships he has built. Outside of work Mike has done other kinds of building in the form of home improvements, and has incorporated engineering into play by using geometry in his golf game and fly fishing.