About Us

Structures, an Austin-based structural engineering design firm, works with owners, architects, contractors and consultants to realize project goals.  We offer full design services including feasibility assessment, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration for new structures.  Our reputation for strong project coordination as well as our vast knowledge of building systems, offer our clients a fully integrated structural design that is efficient, economical and constructible.  Throughout the design process, we are mindful of the architectural intent, the needs of other consultants, the contractor’s assembly and the owner’s goals.

Jerry Garcia founded Structures in 1990 specializing in residential projects. He began with small projects and as his reputation for good engineering grew, so did the complexity, scope and company staff. One of our most complex residential projects was a $35 million dollar residence that implemented a wide range of structural approaches to satisfy the architectural intent and construction schedule. This variety of structural solutions included structural steel, suspended cast in place concrete, pan joist concrete systems, load bearing structural CMU as well as light gage metal assemblies.

Structures has grown to provide services in other markets including higher education, government, hospitality, commercial and healthcare. Our focus on client service, proactive coordination and consideration for constructability that we cultivated on residential projects, has contributed to the great success on projects in other markets. Our ability to respond to unique structural challenges on time and within budget has earned our firm great recognition and respect among our peers in the design and construction industry.

Minority Certifications


  • State of Texas HUB
  • City of Austin Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • City of Austin Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • City of Austin Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • City of Austin Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • NCTRCA Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • NCTRCA Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • NCTRCA Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • SCTRCA Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • SCTRCA Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • SCTRCA Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)