Who We Are
In 1972, Virginia Tech graduates Joe Draper and Bill Aden formed Draper Aden Associates, a six-employee civil engineering firm in Blacksburg, Virginia. Today, it has grown into a full service consulting engineering firm with locations in Virginia and North Carolina and clients across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Making our mark
Draper Aden is focused on creating a lasting positive impact through our work. We strive to be a partner who helps municipalities, businesses, state agencies, and cultural institutions achieve their goals through expertise, collaboration and commitment.
Delivering real value
Our professionals and support staff provide a variety of services that range from site planning and engineering to surveying — both on the ground and in the air — to solid waste engineering consultation. And while we concentrate on engineering, surveying, and environmental services, we add value to just about any design or architectural project you are working on.
Growing with our clients
Draper Aden’s capabilities are growing every day to help meet your goals. Whether it involves the creation of a water distribution system for an under-served community or helping to weave the campus fabric of the institutions where the next generations will learn, we are always looking for better ways and the latest technologies to help our clients—and our communities—grow and thrive.