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Structural Engineering

for Long-Lasting Partnerships


Taylor & Viola Structural Engineers has an extensive project portfolio representing trusted partners throughout the Carolinas and nationwide. For more than 30 years, our team has served clients with a collaborative approach focused on trust, precision and integrity. We invite you to browse our body of work in key industry sectors including hospitality, multi-family, automotive, academic, civic, faith/cultural, industrial, residential and more. 

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Since 1988, we’ve been working with architects and contractors to ensure that building projects remain on schedule and on budget. Taylor & Viola has designed thousands of building projects, renovations and ground-up designs.

Our collaborative approach to structural engineering services is to gather as much detailed information as we can at the onset of a project to capture the true essence of our clients’ vision and then apply the skills we've mastered in structural engineering and building design.



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Joseph M. Taylor, PE began a private practice of structural engineering on January 1, 1988.  The decision to start his own practice was made after retiring from 30 years of service as chief engineer at Carolina Steel Corporation, Hickory Plant.  On August 1, 1989, J. Kirk Viola, PE joined Mr. Taylor and started the engineering firm known as Taylor and Viola Structural Engineers, P.C. 

Mr. Viola’s engineering experience also stemmed from employment at Carolina Steel Corporation. In 1997 Mr. Taylor decided to fully retire and Mr. Viola became the sole owner of Taylor and Viola Structural Engineers and managed the daily operations of the firm until January 2020 when he decided to retire and transfer ownership of the firm to three engineers that have worked with him to develop the engineering firm that Taylor & Viola Structural Engineers is today. 


James S. Tate, PE, Joshua J. Winchester, PE, SE and Jason M. Reep, PE, now own and operate Taylor and Viola Structural Engineers, P.C. Collectively they have over 50 years of experience and will continue to offer clients the service they have come to expect.