Celebrating 40 Years with Marcia Camarda

January 09, 2024

Marcia Camarda, PE, LEED AP joined SK&A Structural Engineers in 1984. She started as an entry-level engineer and steadily grew in experience and responsibility, ultimately becoming SK&A’s President and Managing Principal in 2009. Under her leadership of the firm, SK&A won over 250 project design awards. Marcia began her transition to retirement in 2022, with her move into the role of Principal Emeritus, focusing on supporting the development of the future leaders, and representation of SK&A in local and national industry organizations.

Marcia completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, then earned her Master of Science in Structural Engineering from The George Washington University in 1986. An early advocate for sustainability, Marcia became the first LEED Accredited Professional at the firm in 2006 and contributed to the design of the first LEED Platinum building in the State of Maryland: The Tower Building at Tower Oaks in Rockville. This structure earned recognition for Environmental Excellence, pioneering sustainable building practices even before the fruition of USGBC LEED standards. Additional noteworthy projects of Marcia’s include the Corporate Center at Tysons II; The Ascent and The Adaire at Springhill Station in Tysons Corner; Pike & Rose in North Bethesda; Liberty Center in Arlington; Atlantic Plumbing in Washington, DC; and Symphony Square in Austin.

Beyond the professional accomplishments, Marcia’s support of STEM efforts at every education level, leadership of the firm’s philanthropic initiatives, and contributions through industry group involvement during her tenure have been instrumental in shaping the SK&A we all know today.

“Personally, I have been honored to have had the opportunity to work with Marcia for more than 18-years. As with so many others, her leadership and mentoring have been key to my own development as an engineer, as a leader, and as a business professional. For that I thank her. Please join me in thanking Marcia for all her contributions to SK&A and congratulating her on this significant anniversary milestone!”

~Scott B. Stewart, PE, SE, Managing Principal