Trusted Civil Engineers

Serving the Mid-Atlantic Since 1972

Expert Civil Engineers


Draper Aden has the expertise to provide all elements of conceptual and final development plan preparation, site and utility layout, preparation of construction plans and specifications, contract administration, permitting and regulatory and municipal approvals, while our other divisions work to support them. Our team includes registered professional engineers, planners, designers, landscape architects, inspectors, and technicians with extensive site development and infrastructure design experience


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Multiple Services Under One Roof


Draper Aden Associates’ aspirations and capabilities are growing every day. Our firm boasts an award-winning team of engineering professionals specializing in providing a wide array of services. Currently, our eight in-house teams include Environmental Services, Geotechnical Engineering, Site Development and Infrastructure, Structural Engineering, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Surveying, Utilities Engineering, and Waste Resources Engineering.

Client Reviews

“It was a real pleasure working with you and the Draper Aden team. Your professionalism and approach to environmental management were always very impressive, as well as your profound knowledge and pure awesomeness. I definitely feel enriched from the experiences I had working with you all to manage groundwater at the landfill.”

Erin Abrahams

SWPPP Program Manager, Fairfax County

"I have watched in amazement the speed of reacting to countless roadblocks thrown in your way… Liesfeld asked of all of you to sprint towards this sign off to overcome these challenges…. I am proud to work with you all and I deeply appreciate your dedication/effort.”

William Roberts

Senior Project Manager, J.E. Liesfeld Contractor, Inc.

"Excellent work and you all really impressed me with the timing!"

Jeremy Starkey


“Kudos to Draper Aden. These reports are higher quality than I have observed in the Virginia practice typically, I was pleased with the level of data and the recommendations for subsequent analysis. Draper Aden did a good job and has strong data to make decisions on.”

Tim Richter, PE, GE, CEG, PMP

President of MATERA LLC

"Draper Aden has been a fantastic partner and has provided outstanding services as a part of our design team for the renovations of our Eddie Smith Field House. ... It is a very important facility for us and thanks to Draper Aden’s work will provide an even greater experience for our student-athletes, staff and the greater campus community."

Rick Steinbacher

Senior Associate Athletics Director, Capital Projects & Facilities at UNC Chapel Hill

Contact us today!


Are you looking for a trusted expert for your civil engineering needs? Do you have questions about permitting, design, or construction administration? We’re here to help. Tell us about your project, and we’ll find a way to assist you.

    Our Services

    Civil Engineering

    Aerial Services
    Construction Administration and Materials Testing
    Environmental Services
    Site/Civil Engineering
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    Geotechnical Engineering

    Foundation Design
    Slope Stability Studies
    Earth Retaining Structures
    Pavement Design
    Sport Facility Design
    LEED® Considerations
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    Wastewater Collection and Treatment
    Watershed Management Engineering
    Funding Assistance
    Permitting and Easement Acquisition
    Preliminary Engineering Reports for
    Wastewater and Water Systems
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    Structural Engineering

    Virtual Construction
    Lateral Loading Analysis and Design
    Foundations and Retaining Structures
    Forensic Investigations
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    Recent Civil Engineering Projects

    Children's Hospital Of Richmond At Vcu Children's Pavilion- Civil Engineering Firm Project

    Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Pavilion

    Institution/Healthcare / Site/Civil Engineering
    Richmond International Airport- Civil Engineering Firm Project

    Richmond International Airport

    Geotechnical/Geophysical / Infrastructure / Site/Civil Engineering / Structural Engineering / Subsurface Utility Engineering / Surveying
    Header Image Governor- Civil Engineering Firm

    Virginia State Capitol Renovation

    Environmental Engineering / Geotechnical/Geophysical / Institution
    Healthcare / Site/Civil Engineering / Surveying Utilities Engineering
    Uva Gibbons (3)- student housing construction services - Civil Engineering Firm

    UVA Gibbons House

    Education / Site/Civil Engineering / Subsurface Utility Engineering / Surveying
    Orange Solid Waste- aerial survey - topographic survey - aerial imagery- Civil Engineering Firm - Environmental Engineering, Remediation, and Solid Waste Resources -Draper Aden, The Environmental Services Division at Draper Aden Associates, Richmond, Blacksburg, Newport News, Charlottesville, Manassas, Virginia Beach

    Orange County Solid Waste

    Aerial Services / Construction Admin/Materials Testing / Environmental Engineering / Site/Civil Engineering / Solid Waste / Surveying
    Nc parks and recreation - Park Designs and parking lot design- civil engineering firm

    Town of Erwin W.N. Porter Park

    Grant Funding / Infrastructure / Site/Civil Engineering