about us

We are a diverse organization that helps you accomplish your design goals through teamwork and communication.

McParlane & Associates, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, CA and directed by five Principals; Paul McParlane, Douglas Isaaks, Christopher Jackson, Francisco Chaidez, and Javier Ares who all share a common commitment to our core values of service and quality. Since our founding in 1990, we have built a reputation for exceptional, precise service in extremely time sensitive environments. Our success and the desire to serve our clients in Los Angeles and Orange County (OC) led to our OC office expansion managed by Javier Ares.

Our team brings a wealth of skills, values, and expertise to each project with our unique approach that draws on over 30 years of experience. Principal level involvement helps ensure the best-qualified individuals are integrated into the design process ensuring responsive, high-quality engineering.

Client satisfaction, communication, dependability, attention to detail, and continuous improvement are the cornerstones that have allowed MPA to enjoy lasting relationships with our clients, and we welcome all new clients with the same committed philosophy.


Our mission is to exceed client expectations utilizing our experience and expertise to offer technically advanced and cost-effective design solutions.  We communicate clearly and concisely with both clients and colleagues.  We provide accurate engineering as well as client satisfaction through strict document control.  Our work environment promotes personal growth through education and accountability.

Our Team

Get to know the people behind McParlane & Associates, Inc.



Our team brings a wealth of skills, values, and expertise to each project.


Our Offices

We have two locations to better accommodate our client’s needs.


Tech Savy

We are always onto the latest technology, learning and teaching others.



Each project is overseen by one of our Principals from the initial design phase to project completion. As we enter into design commencement, our goal is to understand the Owner’s requirements and budget constraints to seek out optimum value for both initial and long-term investment. Value, quality, sustainability, functionality, and life expectancy are the key components to determine optimal solutions that will best meet the needs of our clients.

Our proactive approach and hands-on philosophy mean that our most senior engineers are directly involved in all aspects of the project including construction support. We work closely with the architectural team to ensure our designs seamlessly integrate and complement the building architecture. We provide sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing solutions to difficult challenges while maintaining a superior level of flexibility to accommodate potential modifications in the future.


MPA supports our projects with a highly trained staff, equipped with all the modern tools of the trade, including:

  • AutoCAD and Revit Building Design Suite Premium

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • Up-To-Date Specification Database

  • In-House Detail Library

  • Bluebeam

  • EnergyPro, E-Quest, IES Energy Modeling

  • CHVAC Commercial Load Calculation Software

  • Microsoft Office 365

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • 24/7 IT support to ensure our systems stay functional and up-to-date