Paul E. MacDonald, PE

Paul E. MacDonald, PE

Senior Vice President




Penn State University - BAE


Infrastructure, Electrical and Illumination Engineering


Paul is one of the legacy leaders of META Engineers before joining forces with Bala in 2019.  He is a Senior Vice President in Bala's DC office and is an expert on multifamily, corporate office, liturgical and indoor farming facilities.  With over 40 years of experience in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia arena, Paul is well versed on the area's real estate market, buildings, and infrastructure.  Some of his notable projects include a 600,000 SF Administrative Facility for the National Cancer Institute, a 220,000 SF LEED Gold Applied Physics Lab for John's Hopkins University, and 72,000 SF indoor agricultural facility for the Holistic Industries of Maryland. 

Name an item on your bucket list.

To stand on the Summit of Mt Rainier.  I have been on the mountain twice, only to be turned back by weather and severe blisters that would have made me a liability to the other members on my rope team.  The 3rd time may be the charm.


Outside of the office, I enjoy....

Playing stringed instruments such as the guitar, banjo, and a little mandolin, and woodworking.  I also volunteer as a mentor, coach, and teacher to the youth members of Scouts BSA and to the Scouts BSA Adult Leaders.