Setting the Ground Work for a Successful Partnership


MSA is more than its capabilities. We have a culture of caring and dedication both to our employees and clients. Each project and each client are treated with individual attention and special consideration. Our business and our clients are much more than funds exchanged for services. Each project is a partnership between MSA and our client. We ask questions and explore many options to make certain we deliver the right solutions for your objectives.

Our clients are our partners. We want to get to know you and we work hard to accomplish your objectives.

Your vision is our vision.

How will the space be used? What will the future be for the intended area? Why is this job important? Is the plan a livable idea? These are not the typical questions an engineering firm might ask, but we are not a typical firm.

It’s not just what we do. It’s how we do it.

Our highly trained experts strive for perfection in meeting the needs of the client, putting the time and effort into creative and focused thinking necessary for reliable solutions. We are thoughtful in our client counsel and planning.

Our approach to each project begins with an in-depth consultation. Working closely with each client, we develop a plan through our proactive service and reliable solutions. Our areas of expertise include civil and environmental engineering, environmental sciences, surveying, planning and landscape architecture.

Solutions. Expertise. Service.

MSA creates solutions that are reliable and innovative; the result of truly understanding what our clients want to accomplish. We create these solutions by applying multi-discipline experience to what others may consider roadblocks.

MSA employs in-house experts in the following areas:Site Visit

  • Comprehensive Land Planning
  • Site Development & Improvements
  • Streets, Highways & Airfields
  • Parking Facilities
  • Utility & Wastewater Systems – Public and Private
  • Drainage & Stormwater Management
  • Environmental Sciences/Wetlands/CBPA
  • Geology/Hydrogeology/Soils/Groundwater
  • Permitting
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Land & Hydrographic Surveying

Our core values of knowledge, service, dedication and respect guide our daily operations on the job and with our clients.

Serving Government & Development Clients Since 1973

For over 45 years, our clients have trusted MSA to provide excellent professional services in Environmental Sciences, Land Planning, Surveying, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Landscape Architecture.

From our home office in Virginia Beach, we have served clients from Mississippi to Nova Scotia, Panama, and Africa. The majority of our U.S. services have been delivered in Southeastern Virginia, Virginia’s Eastern Shore and Northeastern North Carolina. Since its founding in 1973, MSA has grown from a local engineering business to a full-service, multidisciplinary consulting firm serving large corporations and city, state and federal agencies.

MSA is a Small Business Enterprise, as certified by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (Certification # 651970). Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia under the name Miller-Stephenson & Associates, P.C., we do business as MSA, P.C. For Federal contracting, MSA is verified as a  Veteran Owned Small Business with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

We understand that no two projects are exactly alike. We take care to listen to your needs and explore all options before recommending the best solution.


Due to inclement weather, MSA will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Please call or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.


We moved, one floor up!  Please note our new address is 5032 Rouse Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA