Scalene Design was founded based on appreciation for owners' and architects’ vision for their projects and a desire to positively contribute to that vision.
Why 'Scalene Design'?
The premise is simple. Each side of the scalene triangle represents a different, yet critical, element in the design of a successful project – Function + Structure + Form.
When these elements are given thoughtful consideration and their proportions are balanced for each specific project the ultimate vision is enabled. Scalene Design exists to give creative support and solutions to the project designers and visionaries throughout the process.
The firm's personnel and processes use an integrated, high tech approach enabling the best design solutions while maintaining cost effectiveness.
We are relationship builders and will be closely involved in all of our projects, with the firm's partners providing hands on service to our projects and clients.
Robert Macia, LEED AP
Robert has practiced in the field of structural engineering for over 20 years. He was inspired to found Scalene Design to create a firm with a strong focus on the design of buildings particularly those requiring creative and complex structural design.
Recognized for his ability to appreciate the Owner's and Architect's project vision and to contribute thoughtfully to the project, Robert established the firm's approach to its projects and clients' needs. This approach continuously improves and evolves through the input of the Scalene Design team.
Denny Folmar PE, LEED AP
As the firm's technical lead Denny ensures our knowledge, expertise and product exceed our clients' expectations. Like Robert, Denny is directly involved in all of the firm's projects.
Denny's experience spans many building typologies and is particularly strong in the areas of Healthcare and Higher Education. Having led the structural design for entirely new hospital campuses, major university facilities and renovations, Denny's expertise contributed significantly to the success of these challenging and demanding projects.
A number of Robert and Denny's projects have been awarded for excellent structural design throughout their careers. The following is an example of some of those recognitions.
2014 ACEC/NC Grand Conceptor Award - NCSU James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
2014 ACEC/NC Grand Award - Neuse River Greenway, Suspension Bridges
2011 Southeast WoodWorks Design Award - RDU International Airport Terminal 2
2008 ACEC/NC Grand Award - RDU International Airport Terminal 2
2006 ACEC/NC Honors Award - UNC Chapel Hill Rams Head Center