Our History

Founded on a Commitment to Smart Design and Technical Excellence

Founded in 1956 by Joseph R. Loring, an engineer of great talent and integrity, Loring Consulting Engineers is today one of the most respected mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, fire protection, commissioning, information technology, and energy services firms in North America. The company won its first project for the Schaefer Brewing Company in Brooklyn, NY. Less than six years later, the young firm was tapped by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to be the Electrical Engineer of Record for the world’s tallest and most iconic project — the World Trade Center complex — putting Loring firmly on the map.

Loring’s story of smart design, technical excellence, and commitment continues. From researching alternative battery systems and photovoltaics for New York City’s IDEA Initiative, building electrification, and helping building owners meet the most recent energy codes to providing millions of square feet of retro-commissioning services, we deliver sustainable, high-performance, and high-functioning building systems. Our mission is to bring the right technologies, impeccable quality, and adherence to schedule and budget to projects of every type — standards our founder, Joe Loring, would demand. Ahead of the green building revolution, we brought daylight harvesting to IBM facilities and we were part of an award-winning international design team that created the largest green roof of its time in 1984 for the Australian Parliament House.

Today, we are over 200 employees strong, operating from seven offices in the United States and Canada, with satisfied repeat clients and an impressive portfolio of over 12,500 projects that span the globe. Our reputation for responsible engineering stands on the successful delivery of some of the most technically challenging projects.

Through the years, we’ve made our mark on building design with cutting-edge and energy-efficient HVAC solutions; and received a national award for the achievement of a groundbreaking net-zero energy school building in New Jersey, the Willow School.

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Historical Timeline

Over the past 65 years, Loring has provided engineering services for over 12,500 projects. Pictured are some of the major milestones and projects that have contributed to our story.

1956
New York City Office
New York City Office
New York, NY
Loring opens first office in New York City
1962
641 Lexington Avenue
641 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
641 Lexington Avenue Office Building in New York City
1964
Spanish Pavilion – New York World’s Fair
New York, NY
1968
Lincoln Hospital
Lincoln Hospital
New York, NY
NYC Health + Hospitals
1969
World Trade Center Complex
World Trade Center Complex
New York, NY
Selected as the Electrical Engineer of Record for the original World Trade Center Complex in New York City
1970
Washington, DC Office
Washington, DC Office
Washington, DC
Loring opens Washington, DC office
1973
Citicorp Center
Citicorp Center
New York, NY
1974
Columbia University Life Sciences Building
Columbia University Life Sciences Building
New York, NY
1976
Hart Senate Office Building
Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC
1977
IBM World Trade Corporation
IBM World Trade Corporation
Mt. Pleasant, NY
1979
ExxonMobil Research for Lutheran Corporate Headquarters
ExxonMobil Research for Lutheran Corporate Headquarters
Appleton, WI
1980
Parliament House of Australia
Parliament House of Australia
Canberra, Australia
1982
One Post Office Square
Meridien Hotel
Boston, MA
1983
IBM Somers Office Complex
IBM Somers Office Complex
Somers, NY
1984
New Jersey State House Capitol Complex
New Jersey State House Capitol Complex
Trenton, NJ
1985
Bristol Myers Pharmaceutical Research Center
Bristol Myers Pharmaceutical Research Center
Wallingford, CT
1986
CNG Tower – Allegheny International Office Building
CNG Tower – Allegheny International Office Building
Pittsburgh, PA
1988
Barry L. Maltz – President
New York, NY
Barry L. Maltz, PE is appointed President at Loring
1989
Columbia University Center for Physical Science Research
Columbia University Center for Physical Science Research
New York, NY
1990
Newark International Airport Terminal C
Newark International Airport Terminal C
Newark, NJ
1992
Essex County Courthouse
Essex County Courthouse
Newark, NJ
1993
US Embassy in Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela
International Finance Corporation
International Finance Corporation
Washington, DC
1995
Greater Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Greater Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Buffalo, NY
1997
Chevy Chase Bank Headquarters
Chevy Chase Bank Headquarters
Chevy Chase, MD
Princeton, NJ Office
Princeton, NJ Office
Princeton, NJ
Loring opens Princeton, NJ office
1998
BASF North American Headquarters
BASF North American Headquarters
Mount Olive, NJ
Supreme Court of the United States Building
Supreme Court of the United States Building
Washington, DC
2002
Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C
Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C
Newark, NJ
2005
Virginia State Capitol
Virginia State Capitol
Richmond, VA
NY Botanical Garden Nolen Glasshouses for Living Collections
NY Botanical Garden Nolen Glasshouses for Living Collections
Bronx, NY
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Washington, DC
West Midtown Intermodal Ferry Terminal at Pier 79
West Midtown Intermodal Ferry Terminal at Pier 79
New York, NY
2006
Latvian National Library
Latvian National Library
Riga, Latvia
2007
John F. Kennedy International Airport American Airlines </br>Phase III
John F. Kennedy International Airport American Airlines
Phase III
Queens, NY
2008
United States Golf Association Museum
United States Golf Association Museum
Far Hills, NJ
2011
Statue of Liberty National Monument Life Safety Upgrades
Statue of Liberty National Monument Life Safety Upgrades
New York, NY
2014
Durham, NC Office
Durham, NC Office
Durham, NC
John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 1
John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 1
Queens, NY
2015
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Washington, DC
2016
Toronto, ON Office
Toronto, ON Office
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Loring opens Toronto, ON office
2018
Statue of Liberty Museum Commissioning
Statue of Liberty Museum Commissioning
New York, NY
2019
2020
Revitalization of the Historic Core at the Smithsonian Institution Building (the Castle) and the Arts and Industries Building (AIB)
Revitalization of the Historic Core at the Smithsonian Institution Building (the Castle) and the Arts and Industries Building (AIB)
Washington, DC
2021
Gaithersburg, MD Office
Gaithersburg, MD Office
Gaithersburg, MD
Loring opens Gaithersburg, MD office
Philadelphia, PA Office
Philadelphia, PA Office
Philadelphia, PA
Loring opens Philadelphia, PA office
2022