Sorba delivers streamlined solutions to complex
Our name may be new, but our practice has been in place for many years.
Formerly the Public Sector Division of Wiles Mensch Corporation (WMC), Sorba Engineering (Sorba) was launched in 2021. Sorba is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) offering civil engineering consulting services.
Under the leadership of Meredith McComas, PE, President, and Matt McComas, PE, LS, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Sorba retains the many active projects of WMC’s practice. Most importantly our entire staff, including project managers, project engineers and technical support employees, remains in place. The name Sorba Engineering is a tribute to the past: ancient lands, a strong sense of family and community and a tradition of excellence.
Innovative solutions and sound technical advice are reflected in Sorba’s areas of expertise. The team provides comprehensive site selection and planning, civil engineering and infrastructure design, urban design, stormwater management and low-impact development.
The Sorba Engineering portfolio includes many complex and high-profile projects in the Washington region and overseas, including the renovation of the historic chancery at the US Embassy in Athens, Greece, for the US Department of State; the new Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC for the National Park Service; renovation of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC; utility relocations for the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, DC; renovation of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, for the Architect of the Capitol; lead civil engineer for the development of the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center at Fort Pickett in Virginia, and the first academic building at the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Arlington. Additional clients include the US Army Corps of Engineers, the General Services Administration and several state and local governments. The firm continues to support many architectural clients.
Meredith McComas, PE, is the President of Sorba Engineering. She has almost two decades of engineering expertise, primarily focused on development projects. In her role as President of Sorba, she leads the company in fulfilling its overall mission of providing quality civil engineering services.
Meredith's history in land development in suburban Virginia spans over a decade. While most of the team, and portfolio, is focused on public works, her relationships will round out the firm with private projects.
Remaining strategically aligned with both clients and projects is Meredith’s focus for continuing Sorba’s success. She oversees all financial aspects of the business, ensuring the company is financially sound and ready to focus on new opportunities and challenges. Meredith is a graduate from Virginia Tech with a focus in civil engineering.