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Our Firm

Our Firm

Raimund Vanderweil was born in 1907 and emigrated to the U.S. from Austria in 1938. He had an MSME degree and several years of experience in his father's mechanical contracting business. After several jobs at various engineering firms, in 1950 he opened his own office, R. G. Vanderweil Engineers. Over the first ten years the firm did a great variety of projects. The typical project types were schools, churches and temples, hospitals, and residential. Today, Vanderweil Engineers is a 400-person firm specializing in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology services engineering and construction/commissioning support for buildings, central heating and chiller plants, power generation, and transmission and distribution projects. Vanderweil is one of the largest and most experienced engineering firms in the country.

Our Philosophy

Vanderweil Engineers believes that design has the unique opportunity to use technical expertise to create innovative solutions to current and future demands on the built environment. We believe that a collaborative effort with our design partners will enable intrinsic sustainable design, wherein buildings operate intuitively, flexibly, and resiliently. Vanderweil’s engineering teams are creative partners that generate solutions that bring an owner’s vision to life. We strive to ensure that every building is resource efficient and performs as designed to reduce the global impact of the built environment. Our goal is to create designs that exceed owner expectations, to bring innovative solutions to the design table, and to create buildings that are at the highest performance standards for efficiency, health, safety, productivity and comfort.