Civil Engineer

Serving the Mid-Atlantic Since 1972

When you have plans to build something remarkable – something that will make a lasting positive impact on your community – Draper Aden is here to help. We believe our engineering, surveying, and environmental services aren’t just about well-developed plans, the creative use of technology, and the spirit of working together to achieve a goal. Our work is about the new athletic fields where goals are scored, a pharmaceutical plant where life-saving medicines are discovered, and universities that educate the minds of the future. Draper Aden is where these possibilities—and more—come to life.


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.

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Our Environmental Services

Civil Engineering

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

Site Investigations
Foundation Design
Slope Stability Studies
Earth Retaining Structures
Pavement Design
Sport Facility Design
LEED® Considerations
More Services


Wastewater Collection and Treatment
Watershed Management Engineering
Funding Assistance
Fire Protection
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
Bridge 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

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.