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Who we are

Our culture emphasizes a collaborative wolfpack approach. Carrying on the traditions built by the previous firms, our wolfpack will continue to evolve into a prominent engineering firm delivering results for our clients and communities. With our affiliate company Michael Baker Intl., we provide regional resources to solve sustainable and resilient engineering challenges.


Akela is a Michael Baker International-affiliate company, a leading engineering and consulting services firm with a legacy of excellence that spans more than 80 years.

We are a proud Southern California-based full-service MEP engineering firm with a rich history that spans more than two decades. The company was established in 2022 as a result of the successful merger of two leading Southern California MEP engineering firms, Michael Wall Engineering and DEC Engineers. These firms were renowned for their cutting-edge expertise in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering and consulting services to the construction industry in California.

With a wolf pack approach that emphasizes collaboration and a culture that values strong partnerships, Akela aims to provide exceptional value to clients. Today, we continue to build on our proud heritage, offering an impressive array of and maintaining a steadfast commitment to delivering innovative design and sophisticated solutions to complex challenges in the various market sectors we operate in.

Akela is proud to be an affiliate of Michael Baker International and a part of the DC Capital Partners portfolio of companies providing differentiated and innovative services and solutions in the Government and Engineering markets.