MORPHY, MAKOFSKY, INC. (MMI) is an organization of professional engineers offering a full range of civil, structural, and foundation engineering. Its consulting services include design, studies, estimates, and contract administration of engineering projects. The firm is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and has provided services throughout most of the United States.
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Morphy Makofsky, Inc. was an instrumental part of the structural design team on the LSU University Medical Center in New Orleans. They produced design development level foundation drawings for several buildings. In addition, they helped select the correct piles for the project, and developed the test pile programs, selecting the quantity and location of exploratory and test piles, correct hammer and stroke, appropriate pre-drilling, and refusal criteria. Their input contributed significantly to the overall success of the project.–Camille Maleh, MBA, P.E., Structural Design Team Leader for the LSU UMC while with URS Corporation, now with Varo Engineers, Inc.
As the structural engineer of record for the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art, MMI was a key consultant in helping us realize our vision for the design of the museum. They had the technical expertise and engineering knowhow to analyze and design the geometrically complex building structures that were unique to this project. MMI was also fully capable of producing the necessary detailed 3D computer models that served as the primary construction documents. All of this was accomplished with consideration for the extreme effects of hurricane force winds and storm surge. MMI demonstrated that they were an asset to the project as well as to Gehry Partners.–Brian Zamora, Senior Associate, Gehry Partners LLP
MMI has been the lead structural engineer of record for multiple projects for the Port of New Orleans. The MMI team was critical to the complex foundation design needed at the Erato Street Cruise Terminal and Parking Garage on the banks of the Mississippi River. In addition, MMI engineers were the key structural designers for improvements to expand the Julia Street Cruise Terminal and its wharf in order to accommodate the largest cruise ship to call in New Orleans. The extensive knowledge and experience of the MMI staff overcame the unique challenge of low bank stability and weak soils. Both projects were recognized by the American Association of Port Authorities for Facilities Engineering awards.–Deborah D. Keller, P.E., CEO, Deborah D. Keller & Partners LLC, formerly Director of Port Development, Port of New Orleans