The firm's heritage story began in 1971 when Larry Allen, a land surveyor and Ara Demurjian, a structural engineer began a small start-up. In 1990, the firm officially became Allen & Major Associates, Inc. Today the A&M team is comprised of professional engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors, and support specialists.
Land use planning and development is complicated, and it takes experience to be able to understand the nuances of the process. Our team of seasoned professionals is able to develop and maintain the overall vision of a project while working collaboratively to find solutions that produce the best end result. We understand the technical challenges of permitting and are able to create designs that limit the number of permits required, avoiding unnecessary exposure and fees. Over the years, and through our extensive experience, we have built invaluable relationships with local municipal boards as well as with major state and federal agencies throughout the northeast so we are able to facilitate the permitting process in a timely and cost-effective manner for our clients.
Our design approach is rooted in a strong belief that blending the built environment with the natural environment it surrounds makes the development process less encumbered. By utilizing the features that make a site unique, rather than altering them, we can produce responsible, appealing designs that meet the needs of the communities we serve. We are very proud to have received numerous awards from industry peers, and organizations recognizing our outstanding engineering designs.