Walter P Moore

Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc. (d/b/a Walter P Moore) is an international company providing structural engineering, diagnostics, civil engineering, traffic engineering, parking consulting, transportation engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) engineering, and water resources engineering services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, United States, the firm employs more than 600 professionals and operates 20 U.S. and five international offices.

Walter P Moore
TypePrivate company
IndustryEngineering, consulting
FounderWalter P. Moore
HeadquartersHouston, Texas, United States
Number of employees


In 1931, just as America's Great Depression entered its worst years, Walter P. Moore, Sr. started his own company by selling a Stutz Bearcat he had received in lieu of employment wages. The firm's earliest projects consisted of designing foundations for residential estates at $5 each, but they would later go on to engineer the world's first domed stadium (the Astrodome) and become pioneers in moveable structures, particularly retractable roof sports stadia. They also designed the first (and only, as of 2015) retractable playing field (also called a moving pitch) in North America.[1]

While the company originated as a family-owned structural engineering firm, they have since expanded their services to include comprehensive infrastructure engineering (civil, traffic, transportation, ITS, and water resources engineering) and transitioned leadership into an employee-owned company governed by a board of directors and Chief Executive Officer (Dilip Choudhuri, 2015–present; Raymond Messer 1992–2014).[2]

Notable projectsEdit


  1. ^ "Walter P Moore History".
  2. ^ "Walter P Moore Leadership".
  3. ^ Bagby Street Reconstruction (Green Road)
  4. ^ Bethel Church Park
  5. ^ One Riverway Garage collapse investigation
  6. ^ Spring Woods Village master plan & community development

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