Dear Clients, Friends & Team Members:

2016 marks our 85th year — indeed, no small feat for any firm in any industry — and we are celebrating all year long with programs like the weekly Fun Facts about our firm, the #i_am_moore social media campaign, and various events honoring clients and team members.

Just to put this milestone in perspective: research shows that 50 years ago, the life expectancy of a Fortune 500 firm was around 75 years. Today, it’s less than 15 years and declining all the time.

To our exceptional clients, we are fortunate to have earned your confidence. You have allowed us to serve you at the highest level with creativity, engineering excellence, and dependable delivery. You have also enabled us to build an incredible team of talented experts who are driven by the opportunities you have provided us as a firm.

Throughout these 85 years, one thing has remained constant at Walter P Moore — the talent of our team members. People establish culture. Our culture supports our strategy, which allows us to produce an amazing portfolio of projects through teamwork, creativity, and innovation. At 85, we are thriving. We are stronger than ever. I am excited to be part of this journey with all of you and thank you all for making it happen!

Cheers to all of you — our treasured clients and team members — and to #85andThriving!

Dilip Choudhuri

President & CEO


Hello and Welcome!
We’re celebrating 85 years.

And we hope you’ll join us. At 85, Walter P Moore is stronger than ever. Built by some of the foremost pioneers in engineering, we’re a passionate, thriving organization rich with talent and focused on great engineering for great clients. Let’s take a further look...


85 years in the making

From humble beginnings sprang extraordinary feats. It all started in 1931 with a hot rod, a young structural engineer, and his vision to build a firm that would create epic structures. Indeed, the firm would go on to engineer the 8th Wonder of the World — the Houston Astrodome — the world’s first multi-purpose domed sports stadium, and develop a reputation for innovative design and exceptional client service.

Walter P. Moore, Sr. starts the firm and finances it by selling his Stutz Bearcat. He received the Stutz from his previous employer in lieu of wages.

The Houston Astrodome, the 8th wonder of the world, is designed by the firm.

Firm designs the AT&T Stadium. At its opening the stadium design set several world records.


On the Shoulders of Giants

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Sir Isaac Newton

Our 13 “giants” have
collective years of experience

It’s amazing how much has changed in the last 30 years — let alone 44, which is how long our two longest-tenured experts have been with Walter P Moore. In an economy where changing jobs every 2-5 years is the norm, it’s quite remarkable how many people have been with us for more than 30 years. It is by building upon the immense knowledge and expertise passed on by these 13 “giants,” who are truly legends in their own right, that we attribute much of our firm’s success.


Leadership is a Team Sport

“At Walter P Moore, we value teamwork. One of our coordinates — ‘Teamwork Integrates Knowledge’ — also holds true with respect to leadership. A singular leader can never replace the benefits of a team leadership environment. The best firms succeed because they hire the best and brightest; as a result, there are many leaders who are instrumental in creating the next expression of the firm. As CEO, I view one of my key responsibilities to be creating alignment among our leaders. This comes from fostering an environment of openness, sharing, trust, and collaboration.” — Dilip Choudhuri, President and CEO

Cultivating Leaders
Growing great leaders is a process of continual development. One of our most successful programs is the Leadership Training Workshop (LTW) in which we stress individual authenticity as each develops more skill. For example, we first ask each person (pre-workshop) to look at themselves from three perspectives: feedback from others, self-evaluation, and full feedback from seven key leaders. This feedback is combined with established development models for intellectual, interaction, and communication to provide leaders with a comprehensive set of tools. The LTW provides participants an overall self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and the capacity to better interact with teammates across the firm.


In Practice: Multi-Versed,
Singularly Focused

We have
Practice Areas

At the broadest level, Walter P Moore provides engineering services spanning four areas of expertise — Structures, Infrastructure, Diagnostics, and Technology — which encompass 15 practice areas representing more than 50 service offerings. Though extremely diverse in knowledge and expertise, we operate as one firm focused on one vision we hold paramount to all others: our client’s.


Insights from the Experts

With a firm as diverse as ours, it’s no wonder how immense the network of talent, expertise, and knowledge is that’s flourishing at Walter P Moore. What follows is a sampling of expert briefs covering some of the emerging and future topics affecting our clients and the building industry as a whole.


Being the Change.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

man hours invested in community activities

people across the firm were involved in community activities


  • Atlanta office toy drive donated 195 toys
  • Staff in Las Vegas office started Ace program
  • 61 pounds of clothing / 93 pounds of food donated by Kansas City office
  • 20% staff in Houston office participated in American Heart Association
  • Austin and Houston office won the Green Office Challenge.
  • 7 offices or 1/3 of US offices participated in Canstruction.

By the Numbers

Here we take a quantitative look at four key aspects and defining characteristics of our diverse firm.

Did you know that Millennials (significantly) outnumber the other generations at Walter P Moore? What about cultural diversity? Leadership? Male vs. Female?

Take a look at the impressive number of awards — whether firm-related, project-specific, or individually bestowed — that have honored Walter P Moore over recent decades.

Our Learning Program is truly impressive; unlike any other in the industry, in our opinion, with courses ranging from technical skills to leadership training, soft skills to social media, and moore.

Challenge Awards

An internal competition held quarterly, submissions are allowed from any group in the firm and are awarded based on the demonstration of excellence in some or all of the ‘5 Coordinates.’


Fast Forward: What’s next?

As we take time to celebrate the important people and milestones along our journey to 85, we also pay close attention to what’s ahead. Though predictions are just that, with no guarantee of likelihood, it is important for us to monitor trends in the economy and marketplace when developing our own strategic plans. Here we look at some of the broad “mega” trends as reported by the independent consulting firm PwC.

Mega Trends



The Heart of the Firm

Whether looking forward, looking back, or focusing on the here and now, we at all times hold true to our Core Values, Mission, and Vision.
Lead the industry in engineering excellence, client service, and learning.

Develop distinctive engineering solutions that meet the needs of our clients.

  1. Providing quality service
  2. Maintaining our integrity, honesty, and public trust
  3. Recruiting, developing, and retaining qualified personnel
  4. Leading our industry through engineering excellence

Moore to Come

We’re glad you've joined us for the journey through eighty-five and thriving: a celebration of our 85 years that takes a look back at some of our defining moments, highlights our pioneering “giants” and leadership, dives into our diverse practice areas, offers up insights from some of our foremost experts, glimpses the changes we affect in our communities, quantifies some of the key “quality” defining aspects of our firm, and proffers a look at what’s ahead for the marketplace and our industry.

Cheers to all of exceptional clients, our magnificently talented people, and to #85(Moore)andThriving!