Albany, N.Y. — McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm with eight divisions, announced that it is opening its newest office at 5 Clinton Square in downtown Albany’s Patroon Building to serve its growing roster of public and private sector clients.  The Capital Region Chamber and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) held a ribbon cutting today with Mayor Kathy Sheehan, County Executive Daniel McCoy and other regional leaders to celebrate the new office. 

McLaren’s clients in the region include the Albany Port District Commission, EYP Architecture & Engineering, Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Office of General Services, New York State Power Authority, New York State Thruway Authority/Canal Corporation and Saratoga Associates.

“As McLaren Engineering continues to expand, we want to be closer to our key Capital District public and private sector clients,” says Malcolm McLaren, president and CEO, McLaren Engineering Group, headquartered in West Nyack, NY.  “The Capital District offers opportunities to serve clients in all of our eight diverse disciplines including transportation, structures, marine and entertainment.”

McLaren’s Albany office will be led by Peter Melewski, McLaren’s national director of strategic planning, and James Bridges, McLaren’s capital district regional director, both licensed professional engineers.

“The Chamber is proud to welcome a firm of McLaren’s caliber to our community,” said Mark Eagan, CEO of the Capital Region Chamber. “Their services and expertise will help support our region’s continued growth.”

McLaren’s regional projects have included the Hurricane Irene Emergency Reconstruction Project, the Colonie Center building expansion and redevelopment, the Walkway over the Hudson, and the world’s first recycled plastic bridge in the town of New Baltimore. 

“Downtown Albany continues to attract world-renowned companies and we are pleased to welcome McLaren Engineering Group to that list,” said Georgette Steffens, executive director of the Downtown Albany BID. “Coming at a time of unprecedented investment and growth, these new employees are surrounded by tens of millions of dollars in investment, over 60 new and well-established retailers and restaurants, and world-class arts and entertainment.”