About Us


Cardno has been active in the Austin area since the late 1970s, providing structural engineering services for a wide range of project types. The Austin office opened in 2000. Projects include the Horseshoe Bay Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, GSD&M Idea City, National Instruments, Dell Computer Facilities, The Arboretum office/retail complex, Texas Medical Association Headquarters, and more than 125 industrial facilities for Trammell Crow.

Over the years, Cardno has provided structural engineering for a variety of projects in San Antonio, including the Tesoro Corporate Headquarters, LaCantera WestRidge North and South, Broadway Condominiums, Valero Energy Corporate Campus and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio South Texas Research Facility. Our San Antonio office opened in 2017.

  K. Mark Merryman, P.E., LEED AP, Principal / Branch Manager  

Mark manages the firm's Austin and San Antonio offices. He received a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and joined Cardno in 1989. With over 28 years of experience in the planning and design of building structural systems, he leads the Central Texas region with dedicated groups of engineers and BIM designers. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and a LEED Accredited Professional.

  David Carter, Director of Business Development  

David brings nearly 30 years of operations and sales management experience to his role in Business Development. David is responsible for the development of new and existing client relationships. David is active in many industry organizations including The Real Estate Council of Austin, Construction Owners Association of America, The Society for Marketing Professional Services, The Urban Land Institute, The Congress for New Urbanism, The Society for College and University Planning, The Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects, The American Institute of Architects, and The CCIM Institute.