Doug is an award-winning geotechnical and earthquake engineer with over 20 years of experience working on a variety of projects including tall buildings, campus developments, and waterfront structures. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including developers, ports, the federal government, universities, hospitals, and manufacturers.
Doug’s projects have won top awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and others. He has led the seismic design on over 30 peer-reviewed high-rise developments including the tallest three buildings constructed in the Pacific Northwest since 1990. Doug also led the seismic design on the tallest mechanically stabilized earth wall in the western hemisphere and the 90-foot-deep portals to the largest bored tunnel in the world.
Doug is adept at conveying complicated technical issues in an easy-to-understand way. He is collaborative with owners and their teams – seeking to optimize foundations and structural systems to improve safety and lower costs. Doug’s favorite aspect of his work is exceeding client and project team members’ expectations. His thoughtful, science-based approaches and transparent communication style have earned him a strong rapport in the industry as an exceptional and dependable engineer.
“I’ve been fortunate to work on some of the most technically challenging and interesting projects in the country. However, the most fulfilling aspect of my work is collaborating with teaming partners and together advocating for the best interest of our clients.”