Josh
McDowell
  • SE
  • PE
  • LEED AP
Principal
Director of Structural Engineering
Tenure:
19 Years
Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell leads Mackenzie's structural engineering practice, and has over two decades of experience in the field. Josh oversees the structural design for range of project types, including commercial, retail, and industrial facilities, and has been the lead structural engineer for the majority of Mackenzie's recent civic and public safety projects. He also has extensive experience in seismic strengthening code compliance in structural assessment and remodel projects. Drawing on his breadth of professional knowledge, Josh was written and presented on seismic resiliency in heavy timber, steel, and concrete structures. 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
NAVEXBuckley Fire StationBonney Lake Justice CenterCanby Police StationHood River Fire StationLam Research (formerly Novellus Systems)Farwest SteelRiverEast CenterPDX Rental QTA FacilitySpirit Mountain Casino South ExpansionHCSA Laundry FacilitySandy Police StationOregon State University Student Legacy ParkBainbridge Police & Fire Facilities AssessmentStevens County Fire Needs AssessmentEmpire MallVA Downtown Community Resource and Referral CenterHillsboro Fire StationsJantzen BuildingOur Lady of the Lake Catholic SchoolThe Shops North at the Old MillSafeway "Lifestyle" Prototype RolloutFred Meyer Prototype RolloutClackamas County Public Services Building