Following the construction of the Campus Center at Dordt College, the entrance to the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory was modified with the addition of a retaining wall. This proved to be a significant obstacle when transporting large items to and from the laboratory. Engineering students were asked to develop a portable loading dock that could be used when large loads and bulky equipment needed to be moved into the engineering facilities. The loading dock was designed to handle a 1-ton load safely and allow for set-up and storage by a single user. It was also designed not to negatively impact the aesthetic or functional integrity of the retaining wall or adjacent landscaping.