Founded in 1962 to provide Structural Engineering services for commercial, industrial, educational, multiple housing and residential structures. Our past experience includes :

  • 138 - New 1, 2 and 3-story MERVYN'S Stores in the western states
  • 64 - Remodelled MERVYN'S Stores
  • 4 - Regional Malls in Salinas, Capitola, Visalia and San Jose
  • 46 - Shopping Centers plus connecting shops buildings
  • 47 - Free-standing LUCKY Stores
  • 2 - 400,000 sq. ft. distribution centers
  • 11 - 90,000 sq. ft. GEMCO Stores
  • 7 - 100,000 sq. ft. BEST Stores
  • 19 - Schools
  • 10 - Years working with GAP and others on their tenant improvements


Scott McVicker
B.S. Stanford University 1981
California Civil Engineer #39771
California Structural Engineer #3412

McVicker Associates, Inc. - Structural Engineers
507 Purissima Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone (650) 726-9494 / FAX (650) 726-9498

McVicker Associates, Inc. no longer offers its services to the public.

A slideshow of our past work may be viewed here.

Of note in the photos...

MERVYN'S in Morgan Hill, CA was the subject of an article on oriented strand board (OSB) following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The site is just a few miles from the epicenter - no structural damage.

MERVYN'S at Newpark Mall in Newark, CA is built into a hill. On the far side, customers enter this store at grade level on the second floor. A large retaining wall was designed to isolate the soil's seismic thrust from the structure, leading to cost savings in the remainder of the structure.

The Alameda County Heavy Equipment Repair Facility is located just outside Livermore, CA. That large rolling crane you see is used to lift engine blocks from truck bodies or to transport huge truck tires to and from mezzanine storage areas each end of the crane's run.

The Oaks Shopping Center in Cupertino, CA is a cluster of small buildings separated by courtyards and pavered walkways. The columns you see at the perimeter of the buildings provide all of the lateral force resistance, allowing tenants to fully utilize their storefront lines for merchandising.