ZAPATA® is a full-service architect-engineering (A-E) firm and Department of Defense contractor founded in 1991. Our diverse team of architects, engineers, construction professionals, and information technologists collaborates with clients to provide sustainable, cost-effective, and resilient solutions to their challenges.

We are a trusted partner with proven capability to provide comprehensive facility, infrastructure, and security engineering and design services through our integrated project delivery system and construction and project management services.

Since 1994, ZAPATA has completed more than 1,500 Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build projects for a wide variety of facilities and infrastructure projects on military installations and industrial sites nationwide. Our project experience includes serving as the Designer of Record (DOR) for projects ranging from $150K to $275M.

ZAPATA is a small business (SB) under NAICS 541330, Engineering Services.

At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.


Whether you are looking for a full-service design firm, owner’s representative or construction manager, ZAPATA offers in-house Project Managers, Architects, and Civil, Structural, MEP, Communications, and Blast Engineers that excel at performing projects through all phases of design and construction.

We have extensive architecture and engineering design and analysis experience. Our team includes architects and engineers of all disciplines, providing a comprehensive team to meet your facility challenges.

We provide project management, owner’s representative, and construction management services to allow our clients to focus on their business while we deliver the facilities and infrastructure they need to meet their mission requirements.

We are experts in conducting security vulnerability assessments and threat analyses. We have expertise in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and deficiencies to determine the overall resiliency of security programs.