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Director of Structural Engineering
18 Years
Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell leads Mackenzie's Structural Engineering Department, and has nearly two decades of experience in the field. He oversees the structural design for range of project types, including commercial, retail, and industrial facilities, and has been the lead structural engineer for nearly all of Mackenzie's civic and public safety projects during the past eight years. Josh has an extensive background in the assessment and remodel of structures involving seismic strengthening code compliance. In 2011, he presented at the F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Symposium on fire station “hardening” or the assessment and retrofit of existing fire stations considering both seismic and wind loading. He regularly serves as project manager for seismic analysis and retrofit projects throughout the Northwest. A strong advocate for mentoring, Josh helped create and continues to manage Mackenzie University, a formalized training curriculum open to all staff.

"I see the big picture. I ask the question 'how does what we are proposing get the client what they need for the dollars they want to spend' to help drive a design forward."

Featured Projects
Lam Research (formerly Novellus Systems)Buckley Fire StationFarwest SteelCanby Police StationHood River Fire StationRiverEast CenterPDX Rental QTA FacilityNAVEXBonney Lake Justice CenterMt. Scott Fire Station24 Hour FitnessHillsboro Fire StationsKeizer Civic CenterVA Downtown Community Resource and Referral CenterBainbridge Police & Fire Facilities Assessment1510 Technology CenterJantzen BuildingOregon State University Student Legacy ParkSpirit Mountain Casino South ExpansionClackamas County Public Services BuildingSafeway "Lifestyle" Prototype RolloutPDX Logistics CenterOrvisStevens County Fire Needs Assessment