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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 parent company Michael Baker Intl., we provide regional resources to solve sustainable and resilient engineering challenges.


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