Josh
McDowell
  • SE
  • PE
  • LEED AP
Principal
Director of Structural Engineering
Tenure:
20 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
Farwest SteelRiverEast CenterBonney Lake Justice CenterAlbany Policing FacilityNAVEXHood River Fire StationPortland International Airport Rental Car Quick-Turnaround FacilityAlbany Fire StationCanby Police StationLam Research (formerly Novellus Systems)Buckley Fire Station1510 Technology CenterThe Hudson BuildingHCSA Laundry FacilityClackamas County Public Services BuildingSafeway "Lifestyle" Prototype RolloutPDX Logistics CenterKeizer Civic CenterBainbridge Police & Fire Facilities AssessmentThe Shops North at the Old MillEmpire MallJantzen BuildingStevens County Fire Needs AssessmentOregon State University Student Legacy Park