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Director of Structural Engineering
22 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
Canby Police StationBainbridge Island Fire Station 21Farwest SteelPortland International Airport Rental Car Quick-Turnaround FacilityRiverEast CenterAlbany Fire StationHood River Fire StationBonney Lake Justice CenterBuckley Fire StationNAVEXAlbany Policing FacilityMt. Scott Fire StationOregon State University Student Legacy ParkSpirit Mountain Casino South ExpansionSandy Police StationHillsboro Fire StationsRivergate Corporate Center1510 Technology CenterFred Meyer Prototype RolloutStevens County Fire Needs AssessmentOur Lady of the Lake Catholic School24 Hour FitnessDealers SupplyClackamas County Public Services Building