Don R. Woods, P.E.



BET Civil Engineering at UNC Charlotte, 1985 (Structural Emphasis)
Graduate Studies at UNC Charlotte, 1987

Registration: Professional Engineer

North Carolina #19475, Virginia #22838, Georgia #PE033898, Alabama #33188, New York #101675-01, SECB Certificate #2111-1107

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers
American Concrete Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
International Code Council
Post-Tensioning Institute
President of SEA of NC, Wilmington Chapter


1999-Present Woods Engineering, PA
Wilmington, NC
Owner, President
1993-1998 Perigon
Wilmington, NC
Chief Civil/Structural Engineer
1991-1993 Laurene Group
Charlotte, NC
Project Engineer
1989-1990 Hudson & Associates
Charlotte, NC
Project Engineer
1985-1988 Clark, Tribble, Harris & Li
Charlotte, NC
Staff Engineer

Don Woods established the firm Woods Engineering, PA in 1999 where he worked out of his home with three full-time employees. In 2005 the “home” office was moved to Historic downtown Wilmington, NC and currently employs a full-time staff of twelve.  Don provides structural engineering services for a variety of commercial, institutional, high-rise, residential, industrial and specialty projects. He aspires to achieve an engineering balance of economy and safety while maintaining the artistic intent of the architect. Don is a family man who enjoys golf, gardening and deep sea fishing. His discipline, expertise, and outstanding personality make him one of the top Structural Engineers in the Southeast.

Project Experience

Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
Project Engineer, Laurene Group
Located in downtown Charlotte, NC the Convention Center encompasses two city blocks with huge exhibition halls located below the ballrooms, offices and the grand central station for a light rail system.

Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews, NC
Project Engineer, Laurene Group
The bed tower and ancillary buildings were constructed to 4-story and designed for a future 3-story addition. These structures are reinforced concrete. The 2-story office portions are composite steel structures. Project cost was approximately $42 million.

Wake Forest University School of Business and Law, Winston Salem, NC
Project Engineer, Laurene Group
The 3-story structure houses business and law wings with a central library and is constructed of composite steel. Local Architect for the project was Calloway, Johnson and Moore. The primary architect was Cesar Peli of New Haven, CT.

Deep Point Ferry Terminal, Southport, NC
Woods Engineering, PA
This 45,000 square foot reinforced concrete terminal structure for Bald Head Island that spans 40’ into the marina basin is designed with Island guests’ comfort in mind. A beautiful blend of raw concrete structure and heavy timber framing extend the Island’s appeal to Southport. The Ferry terminal is scheduled to be complete by April of 2009.

Straw Market, Myrtle Beach, SC
Woods Engineering, PA
A twenty-four story condominium and parking complex designed by Ray Crites, FAIA. The project is scheduled to begin construction in late 2008. The tower and parking structure is reinforced concrete floors, columns and walls. Foundations will be 100 ton auger cast displacement piles. The pool on the 4th level has bars and restaurants and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.