Our Services

Whether you have one location to be designed, or 100’s across the US, APD has a skilled and cohesive team that has the experience you need for on-time and affordable project completion.


APD’s Architectural Team works for our clients throughout the US providing them functional, aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, and sustainable design solutions.


Our highly trained Civil Engineers have the skills needed to provide a fully integrated program for our clients.


Our MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) Team provides integrated services, including Fire Protection System Design, Plumbing and Sprinkler and Fire Protection Systems.


The Structural Team provides innovative and economical design solutions on projects throughout the US.

Collaborative Technologies

APD uses the latest technologies available to our design professionals, along with our own specialized software, to manage projects and distribute information and designs to the client’s entire project team.


The Structural Team provides innovative and economical design solutions on projects throughout the US.

Collaborative Technologies

APD uses the latest technologies available to our design professionals, along with our own specialized software, to manage projects and distribute information and designs to the client’s entire project team.

Land Surveying

You can take advantage of the latest cutting-edge surveying and drone technology by utilizing our skilled Survey Team.


Since the first Architect that joined the firm in 2003, when a client suggested we add Architectural services, the Department has grown steadily in size and capabilities.

APD Engineering & Architecture provides comprehensive and innovative architectural solutions for our clients throughout the United States, from individual projects to specialized prototype development and implementation of national multi-site rollout programs.

Our clients appreciate that we look beyond the immediate requirements to arrive at flexible solutions that survive the changing needs of their business models. APD’s design team consistently delivers functional, aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, and sustainable design solutions.

We offer a broad range of architecture and building design services in a variety of markets – including retail, restaurant, public infrastructure and facilities, recreation, education, healthcare, residential and multi-tenant. Our ability to consistently provide quality, cost effective architectural services to our clients and meeting aggressive schedules has made APD the choice of many national and regional clients.

Architecture Design Services
  • Architectural Design
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM–Revit)
  • 3D Architectural Modeling
  • Master Planning
  • Sustainable Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • LEED Certification
Architecture Interior Design Services
  • Programming
  • Space Planning
  • Material and Finish Selection
  • Construction Documentation
  • Building Information
  • Modeling (BIM–Revit)
  • 3D Architectural Modeling
  • LEED Certification


Each Engineer at APD has a wide array of roles and responsibilities in order to provide our clients with the knowledge and materials they seek in a quick, efficient timeframe. Our engineers are continually receiving training; training that teaches them to provide responsive, high quality, cost effective and innovative design services. The desired outcome of this training is to develop professionally satisfying, lasting relationships with our customers.

Our staff will often plan, design, permit, entitle, coordinate municipal and agency reviews, as well as provide support during construction – providing a fully integrated program for our clients.

Each Engineer has the ability to manage the scope with our clients, per municipality and agency requirements, as well as create the design and construction documents using our computer aided design platforms. This enables APD to provide a well-rounded employee that can jump in on any task as well as provide the necessary support from start to finish.

We incorporate flexible solutions that stand the test of time. Clients appreciate that we are responsible, but are excited when they realize we are often reducing project construction and operational costs through such thinking.

Our clients know they can come to us with their difficult projects, programs and issues, and APD will provide a practical, timely and cost-efficient solution. The proof is that the majority of our clients we were working with at the turn of the century are still relying upon APD today to keep them ahead of their competition.

Civil Engineering Services
  • Land Planning
  • Feasibility Studies and Concept Site Plans
  • Site Layout
  • Grading and Drainage Design
  • Utility Design including backflow prevention permitting
  • 3D Design and Earth Work Evaluations
  • Stormwater Management
  • Entitlements / Municipal and Agency Permitting
  • Bidding Services
  • Construction Administration
  • SWPPP Inspections


APD provides comprehensive and innovative Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Design solutions for our clients, from individual projects to specialized prototype development and implementation of national multi-site rollout programs.

Our team of MEP engineers and designers provide MEP services, including Fire Protection System design, Plumbing and Sprinkler and Fire Protection Systems.

Working closely with our clients throughout the US, our highly experienced engineers provide thoughtful design that offers cost-effective solutions on a variety of projects. Our MEP Team has provided design solutions to retail, restaurant, public infrastructure and facilities, religious facilities, recreation, education, healthcare, and residential projects.

MEP Design Services
  • Code Compliance
  • Electrical Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • HVAC Design, including special HVAC Systems
  • Mechanical Design
  • Plumbing Design
  • Prototype Design
  • Refrigeration
  • Sprinkler and Fire Protection System Design
  • Technical QA/QC


APD’s structural engineers draw from a wealth of experience to provide innovative and economical design solutions. While the vast majority of our work is building related, the team’s collective experience includes structural design for buildings, bridges, retaining walls, culverts and other specialty structures.

Structural design support is provided for new construction as well as restorations and renovations.

Big or small, complex or relatively simple, APD has the skills you need to help you make the best structural decisions for your project. Our staff collaborates with our clients to come up with creative, cost-saving solutions that satisfy our client’s needs.

Structural engineering requirements are often unique to a particular project. APD’s engineers use their experience and fundamental engineering principals to develop solutions for each circumstance. Though certainly a focus, we understand that project goals are not solely financial. Others often include timelines, deadlines, and structural performance requirements. APD’s focus on communication and coordination assists us in identifying your unique goals so that we can meet them and try to exceed them.

Structural Engineering Services
  • Condition Surveys
  • Consultation & review
  • Contract Documents
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Rehabilitation Analysis & Restoration
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Fire Escape Inspections
Designs with All Principal Materials
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Steel
  • Wood
Experience with these buildings types
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Medical
  • Municipal
  • Prefabricated metal buildings
  • Religious
  • Residential
  • Retail
Other Structures
  • Bridges
  • Culverts
  • Retaining walls
  • Specialty structures

Collaborative Technologies

APD uses the latest technologies available to our design professionals, along with our own specialized software, to manage projects and distribute information and designs to the client’s entire project team.

Through the use of collaborative technologies such as Sharenology Projects, a proprietary software developed by APD, we can manage project activity and share project data to enhance communication with architects, engineers, and construction (AEC) project teams, from our clients to our consultants, to the contractor building the project. Owners, designers, consultants and contractors are enabled to interact and share project specific knowledge so that the team can take advantage of relevant information more efficiently.

From schematic design phase, through bidding and construction, Sharenology Projects allows AEC project teams to collaborate, securely share files, and manage the design and construction process. It allows for collaboration, document management, and electronic bidding using a web-based platform that can be securely accessed based on the user’s project role, from anywhere, with any Internet-connected device.


APD Engineering & Architecture excels at providing multidisciplinary design and engineering solutions to the private and public sectors that includes Architectural, Civil, Structural and MEP Engineering services, as well as FEMA Floodplain Management and Land Surveying services.

Types of Surveying APD Provides

  • Boundary & Topographic Survey
  • ALTA NSPS Land Title Survey
  • DOT Highway Survey
  • Subdivision Survey
  • Utility Survey
  • Construction Layout Survey
  • As-built Survey
  • Instrument Survey
  • Easement Descriptions & Maps
  • New Parcel Description & Maps
  • Building Scanning Services
  • ADA Compliance Survey
  • FEMA Elevation Certificates and LOMAs
  • Earthwork and Material Pile Survey
  • Title Work
  • Pictometry Services
  • Drone Surveying
Conventional vs. Drone Survey

Conventional Surveying (land surveying) is the technique or profession of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional positions of points and the distances and angles between them. Simply put, a drone survey is an aerial survey rather than a land survey. A survey drone can replace low-quality, outdated, or non-existent data with high-resolution orthomosaics and detailed 3D models. This can allow high-accuracy data to be produced quickly and easily, even in complex or difficult to access environments.

End User Benefits of Drone Survey

Conventional Land Surveying has been around for centuries and is well established; therefore, people often ask, “Why Drone Survey?” There are many instances where drone surveys can be beneficial to our clients. Some of them include:

  • The ability to access points in hazardous and difficult-to-reach locations.
  • The ability to capture detailed data in dramatically shorter timeframes.
  • Unmatched image clarity.
  • The ability to use varying sensors and software to produce a variety of deliverables depending on clients’ needs.
  • The ability to reference ground coordinates by the use of targets on the ground is useful to verify completed construction.
  • Data regarding elevation changes in terrain and features can be used in drainage studies.
  • Surveying software can stitch together multiple aerial images into large, high-quality, 2D and 3D maps.

APD employs the latest in surveying and drone technology. Here is just some of the hardware and software we use:

Spectra Geospatial Focus 35

This fully robotic motorized solution provides improved speed, accuracy and precision. A robotic instrument moves the power of the observer from the instrument to the range pole improving the quality of our work.

Ranger™ Data Collector

The third generation Ranger™ Data Collector offers a large bright touchscreen, full alpha-numeric, easy to operate, keypad, packed with features. Used to collect survey points in conjunction with the Focus 35 Robotic TS or SP60 RTK GNSS.

Phantom Pro 4 Pro Drone 18MP

Equipped with a 1-inch 20-mega pixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps. Used in conjunction with Carlson software for 2D/3D imagery and Point cloud generation for contour maps.

SP60 GNSS Receiver

The Spectra Geospatial SP60 is a new generation GNSS receiver offering sophisticated RTK and Trimble RTX™ capable solutions and provides the most reliable measurements and the highest possible accuracy under any conditions anywhere in the world.

Survey Pro

Survey Pro field software provides you with a complete set of capabilities for all your survey projects. It’s fast, reliable and easy to use. Used in conjunction with Focus 35 Robotic TS or SP60 RTK GNSS for all survey field work.

ZIPLevel® Pro-2000 Altimeter

No more rods, tripods, sensors, line-of-sight, error with distance, factory calibration and tedious computations.
Additional Field Equipment

APD also utilizes the HoundDog Magnetic Locator which we use to identify hard to find survey markers. A Trimble 4-watt and 35-watt base station radio is used for larger sites, and a Carlson SurvCE Hybrid Plus for RTS/GPS gives better performance when running the Robot and GNSS at the same time.


The cutting-edge software used by APD supports both our field and office land survey work. The software we utilize assists us with geomatic computations, base mapping, volumes of earthwork, hydrology reports, as-built analysis, and construction layout. This software include:

Drone Software — Carlson Photo Capture, Carlson Precision 3D Topo Software, Drone Deploy Software (Processing), and Drone Deploy Software (Flight).

Survey SoftwareSpectra Survey Pro MAX data collection software, Spectra Geospatial Central, Carlson Survey Software, Carlson Hydrology, Global Mapper, and Pictometry.

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