Our integrated mindset benefits projects, clients, teams, communities, employees, and families; it's how we revolutionize the way structures are designed and built. 



Since our inception, we have crafted the art of adding value to the traditional approach of consulting engineering.  Our differentiators in delivery are collaborative and project centric, facilitating a more engaging design process.  Our expertise is unparalleled and is the bridge to all project types, all materials and construction techniques, and all delivery methods.  Our reliability in outcome is un-matched, our creativity is enticing, and our technical advancements in the industry will bring you back for more.

Structural Engineering



We are well versed in the various building materials and construction techniques. Our designers collaborate with the key trades to blend design intent with the built environment that is best suited for the project constraints.

       Mass Timber

       New Construction in All Materials

       Renovation, Addition and Retrofit

       Structural Assessment & Feasibility Studies

       Sustainable Design & LEED

       Design Assist & Connection Design

       Peer Review Services

       Local Construction Administration Representative

Material & Method Experts



KL&A uses a “FIELD-TO-FINISH” approach for the civil engineering on projects.  This involves the engineer being on the survey crew which performs the preconstruction site survey.  This approach has proven very beneficial as the engineer gains a very in-depth understanding of the site while performing the survey.  It also ensures all data needed for the design is collected.  The engineer will then transition into preparing the plans with an immediate understanding of the site and the ability to recognize potential conflicts before the design begins.  The engineer then proceeds into the roles of construction administration to complete the project.

Civil Engineering

Civil Construction


     Pedestrian ways


     Sanitary sewer

     Storm sewer

     Septic systems

     Erosion control

     Construction Administration

Site Development

     Site layout

     Site grading

     Utility plans

     Storm water detention/retention

     Parking lot design

     Erosion control

     Drainage reports

KL&A strives to perform high quality surveys and to provide great customer service.  Our staff is experienced in using optical and GPS survey equipment to efficiently complete surveys.  We provide an exceptional level of service based on our high quality of work and maintaining open lines of communication.

     Boundary / Cadastral

     Planimetric / Site Surveys

     ALTA / Land Title

     Construction Staking


     Corner Records

     Metes & Bounds Descriptions

     Elevation Certificates

Land Surveying




Steel Construction

For the past 25 years, KL&A has provided full steel construction services through our integrated approach, and was awarded ENR's Top 600 Specialty Contractors in 2020. We ARE your trusted partner for projects large and small. Our portfolio ranges from $25K to $150M and spans across all categories, including:

       Complicated miscellaneous metals packages

       Egress and monumental stair systems

       20-story steel structures



       High end single family residential

       Prefabricated systems

Constantly providing reliability through schedule compression, cost reduction and collaboration.

Steel Detailing

Integration is our mindset. We are project centric virtual builders, combining steel detailing and high collaboration to achieve project successes faster, cheaper, and more creatively than the competition. We are experts translating design into buildable 3-D fabrication and erection models, capturing the simple and driving the complex.

We have a strong portfolio of work, capturing simple structures to the exceptionally complex. We detail for many fabricators as well as to support our in-house construction work. 



Mass Timber

Since the early 2000s, KL&A has seen mass timber as a key component of design strategies to minimize embodied carbon and reduce construction time while delivering architecturally stunning buildings. We have accordingly organized our practice to be the premier structural designer of mass timber in the Rocky Mountain Region. KL&A’s history with heavy timber structures started with our very first project and has continued to this day. Since about 2010, that practice has included the innovative new materials and systems known as mass timber construction.


Sustainability &

Life Cycle Assessments

In  2019, KL&A assembled a focused team of engineers devoted to reducing embodied carbon in our structures, and began preparing Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for select projects.  KL&A is a signatory of the SE 2050 Challenge and has set goals to align our practice to understand embodied carbon in structural materials, to provide Life Cycle Assessments on our projects, and to reduce embodied carbon in our buildings.