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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
Farwest SteelPDX Rental QTA FacilityLam Research (formerly Novellus Systems)RiverEast CenterBonney Lake Justice CenterNAVEXBuckley Fire StationCanby Police StationHood River Fire StationSpirit Mountain Casino South ExpansionOur Lady of the Lake Catholic SchoolHCSA Laundry FacilityRockwood Public Safety FacilityKeizer Civic CenterIntel Ronler Acres MSB124 Hour FitnessSafeway "Lifestyle" Prototype RolloutRivergate Corporate CenterEmpire MallBainbridge Police & Fire Facilities AssessmentStevens County Fire Needs AssessmentThe Hudson Building1510 Technology CenterSandy Police Station