While the words “boutique” and “engineer” are not often seen together, they describe our firm accurately. We are small, with big ideas. Our services are versatile yet specialized for each client and project. We work within clearly defined boundaries of exquisite detail to provide sustainable solutions.

Established in 2005, Powers Hill Design (PHD) is a boutique civil engineering firm located in Memphis, Tennessee. We provide a highly personalized environment for our clients while embracing the role of community advocate.

PHD is woman-owned and environmentally conscious. Our principals are accomplished and dedicated to their field and core values. DBE and MBE designations enhance our organization, but our performance and success are rooted in a strong work ethic and a love for civil engineering.


Nisha and Steve - Powers Hill Design


Nisha Powers

Company vision and management.

Nisha Powers believes in what PHD does. It shows. In attitude. In enthusiasm. In everything the firm does. She believes that respect is earned, and success is shared.

Engineering heart and soul.

Steve Hill
Chief Operating Officer

Project management and quality assurance.

Experience. Informed expertise. A focus on the tiniest of details. These are things of beauty, and Steve Hill is a beautiful man.

Engineering good bones.

Core Values

  • Be devoted to our clients, and strive to provide the highest quality of civil engineering design and consulting services
  • Adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior in the practice of our profession
  • Be involved and engaged in the community, and contribute to its economic development by being a viable business enterprise
  • Be faithful to our staff with their personal and professional development
  • Endeavor to raise the esteem of our profession by educating our clients and the public regarding the invaluable contributions  of engineers to the community