Walter P. Moore
A national engineering and consulting firm, WALTER P MOORE creates solutions that help clients turn their ideas into structures and infrastructures that work.
To start his engineering firm, Walter P. Moore sold a Stutz Bearcat he’s received in lieu of wages. The Great Depression was just entering its two worst years. The firm designed foundations for pricey River Oaks estates in Houston: $5 a client. Fast forward to today: River Oaks is pricier. Walter P Moore is global. And the asking price for a 1931 Stutz Bearcat at auction is $500,000. That’s history.
Success across eight decades as an engineering firm takes passion, expertise, and performance, good times or bad. From one individual to hundreds, one service to many, one building type to most types, one city to around the world—this is Walter P Moore’s story.
Challenged to survive in the 1930s, they grew by cultivating lasting relationships with architects and clients. The world’s first major domed sports stadium, the Astrodome, put us on the national stage in 1965. Booming markets, advancing technology, and a determination to make great public spaces possible have kept us there.
Walter P. Moore responded to opportunities. Structural engineering made them who they are today. They added Civil and Traffic engineering in the 1970s, as mass travel became the norm. As urbanization exploded, They developed our Diagnostics practice, followed by Technology Consulting. Similarly, Their geographic boundaries in the U.S. began dissolving in the 1970s, first in Texas, then in the Southeast and Midwest, and more recently, from the Gulf Coast to America’s East and West coasts, and finally, internationally.