Structural Engineering & Building Envelope Specialists

Vital Structures LLC Serving Boston, MA and Beyond 



Why did we change our name?

We’ve rebuilt our organization from the ground up to serve a client that demands a better solution. As a result, our new leadership team has  

  • set a new strategic direction
  • added new capabilities
  • developed a new point of view
  • implemented a new approach
  • built a new culture
  • realigned our focus

We are a new firm.

Why “Vital”?

Our clients’ structures play an indispensable role in their operational viability and success.  No better word describes both this importance and our clients’ need to sustain the well-being and livelihood of their critical structures.


Clients demand that their vital structures remain vital.



What We Do

We help keep facilities, safe, functional, and long-lasting.

Effective facilities management is essential to the performance of any organization, no matter its size. It’s up to the facilities manager to ensure the health and safety of tenants, avoid business disruption, and identify efficiencies. As buildings become smarter, structural designs more complex, regulations more odious, tenants more demanding, and building materials more diverse, facilities managers need a partner to help them keep their buildings safe, functional, and long-lasting.

Unlike other engineering firms, we combine the science of structural engineering and building envelope technology into all our work to address the marriage of a structure and its external environment.

You will not find our professionals behind a desk. Our boots-on-the-ground approach enables us to determine the root cause of problems so our design corrections resolve even the most complex problems.

How We Help

We identify the root cause of structural issues, provide solutions, and make sure they get implemented right—the first time.


We achieve results because our people combine the science of structural engineering and building envelope technology into all our work.  Building envelope and its supporting structure are integral systems. A weak link in one system can exponentially threaten the combined structure’s vitality. Our approach helps you manage any business interruption, budget short-term and long-term investments, and assess opportunity costs.

In other words, we help keep your vital structures vital.


From problem to diagnosis.

Proper and complete diagnosis of your property is the critical first step to a successful resolution. An improper diagnosis can misdirect engineering design, lead to accelerated deterioration and/or loss of building functionality, serviceability and resilience, and result in excessive long-term cost.


From diagnosis to plan.

Construction change orders are expensive. Unexpected changes can be avoided with thorough design documentation that includes drawing details, material testing results, and evaluation-fed repair quantities.  A bit more engineering planning prior to construction goes a long way to a successful project.

Construction Administration

From plan to cure.    

Policing construction helps our clients maintain design intent. Having an engineer on-site verifies that pre-approved materials and quality assurance are in check. Professional observation and detailed reporting combined with corrective actions keep the project quality, schedule, and costs managed.  A successful project is one in which the entire team (client, engineer, and contractor) all prosper.

Structural Engineering and Building Envelope Technology Solutions


  • Restoration
  • Structural Strengthening
  • Forensics/Analysis
  • Design
  • Foundations


  • Roofing
  • Masonry & Stone
  • Cladding & Rainscreens
  • Fenestrations
  • Facade Ordinance

Concrete Restoration

  • Tunnels
  • Parking Garages
  • Seawalls & Retaining Walls
  • Tanks
  • Precast Systems


  • Remedial
  • Foundation
  • Plaza Deck
  • Coatings & Flooring
  • Garages & Balconies

Vital Affiliations

What’s it like working with Vital Structures?

You will be heard.

We listen first, talk second. We offer options.  If we are not a correct fit for a client and their needs, we acknowledge the fact and move on.

You'll work with people who adhere to the highest ethical standards.

We educate on the importance of “standard of care.” We are transparent even if it means losing the job.

You'll feel the passion of what we do and how we do it.

We take pride in being the boots in the trenches. We love what we do. Our approach is interactive and informative—NOT condescending.

You'll experience a partner who will deliver what they promised.

Our communication is consistent and maintains quick and effective response time. 

You'll find that we are worth the price.

We will not reduce price by providing low quality work.  As a result, our price MAY be higher than the competition but our value to the client will be best in class.

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

Ben Franklin

Have a Project in Mind?

Let's Do Something Vital Together!