Kovacs, Whitney & Associates, Inc. (KWA) has been serving the Mid-Atlantic area community since 1984 providing engineering consulting services to a broad base of repeat government and private clients. These services have either been provided as a direct service to owner, as part of an architectural design team, or as part of a design build team.

KWA has concentrated in select areas where it has outstanding experience, rather than purport to be “all things to all people.” The Firm has been involved in Design-Bid, Design-Build, and Guaranteed Maximum Price/Construction Management projects. This focus has proved beneficial to both the firm and its clients as indicated by the fact that well over 90% of its business is with repeat clients.

Professional Services

Kovacs, Whitney & Associates, Inc. offers complete mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering design services including HVAC, Power Plant Design, Steam and HTHW, Energy Conservation Studies and Implementation, Plumbing (both domestic and specialized), Power Generation and Distribution, Lighting, Facility-Wide Studies for Plant Improvement and Optimization, Fire Protection, Fire Alarm and Detection, Nurse Call Systems, Paging Systems, Special Systems (MIS, communications), Emergency Generators and related Distribution, UPS Systems, Construction Administration, and Owner’s Representative Service. The firm also selectively provides commissioning services for institutional, aquarium and commercial facilities.

  • Consulting Engineering Services
  • Construction Documentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Distribution up to 33KV
  • Standby Power Generation
  • Interior & Exterior Lighting
  • Fire Alarm and Protection Systems
  • Plumbing & Process Piping
  • Sustainability
  • Commissioning
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Security
  • Communications
  • Energy Analysis & Conservation

Premier Projects

University of Maryland Medical Center
Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit

This project was a 37,000 square foot 52 Bed cutting edge technology NICU. The patients were in individual rooms with circadian control of the ambient lighting, individual room sound monitors, and HEPA filtration of recirculated room air to reduce the amount of outside air required for the rooms.

National Aquarium in Baltimore
Ambulatory Care & Rehabilitation Center

To support both the animal population of the main aquarium as well as the mission to rescue and rehabilitate stranded animals, a 38,000 square foot building was renovated to provide state of the art facilities for a broad range of fish, mammals, birds and reptiles.

Johns Hopkins University
Macaulay Hall Renovation

A fifty year old lab building was completely renovated with all new infrastructure to house a wide variety of research. The facility includes an electron microscopy suite with space for a future planned high definition unit, computational laboratory, psychological and behavioral investigation and facilities for future wet labs.

Recently Awarded

Winner of the 2017 Historic Preservation Award
for Adaptive Reuse & Compatible Design

in Recognition of
Lion Brothers Building – 875 Hollins Street