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Why is Steve Smiling?

Ever wonder how to make a 30-year transportation engineer thoroughly enjoy his job? According to Steve Noble, DOWL’s alternative delivery leader, it’s adding progressive design-build projects to the mix. “Not only are we actually seeing projects come to life,” said Steve, “but the process is much more collaborative and can take away much of the friction that can happen with other delivery methods.”…

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…a mentor!

“Mary will explain that.” It’s a simple sentence but one that means a lot to Mary Hebden, EI, a transportation designer and three-year employee of the firm. She says that her mentor, Matthew Phillips, PE, senior project engineer in the transportation group in Lake Oswego, OR, says that kind of thing often. “In big meetings…

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DOWL’s boomerang employees

DOWL has several “lifers” at the firm; people whose progression of professional photographs for the company seems to show that life has been lived, pies have been consumed, and gravity is real. They found their home from day one and it’s been a joy ride ever since. Then, there’s another type who are stuck on…

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Robert Léger joins DOWL’s civil group

Robert Léger (pronounced Leh-Shey) is a key hire senior civil engineer in DOWL’s Portland office. He comes to DOWL with the right kind of experience—over 20 years of large and small site design project management and design development practice. He’s a guy with a variety of interests not typically associated with an engineer. Robert is…

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Key hire Tim Leavitt brings community-changing experience to Portland

DOWL’s latest addition to the team is Senior Project Manager Tim Leavitt, PE. His resume is diverse and impressive, including early career experience in construction management/owner’s representation; guiding large, multi-disciplinary project teams; successfully establishing a new architectural/engineering office from the ground up; and providing practice area and business unit leadership. In other words, he’s got…

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Planned, managed change: the DOWL presidency

The news on August 17 that DOWL was getting a new president and CEO was monumental in the halls of DOWL because few at the firm can remember a time when Stewart Osgood was not president. While the news of Stewart’s changing role at DOWL brings pause to some, anyone paying attention knows that DOWL’s…

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Nick Straka, PE joins DOWL’s Anchorage office

DOWL is excited to announce that Nick Straka, PE has joined the firm as a project manager in our Anchorage, Alaska office. With over two decades of experience, Nick brings a diverse skill set and a professional engineering license to his new role. Nick’s engineering career began in 2001 as an intern, and since then,…

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Monumental Marathon

There are plenty of runners amongst the ranks at DOWL, but few can say they’ve competed in one of the country’s oldest, most grueling mountain races. Willie Stoll, PLS, CFedS, leads the company’s survey practice from our Anchorage office, just a two-hour drive from the city of Seward, where the Mount Marathon race sends hundreds…

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Ben Mello joins DOWL’s aviation group

DOWL is excited to announce that Ben Mello has joined the firm as an aviation manager in our Redmond, Washington office. Ben is a valuable addition to the team, bringing more than 25 years of experience with aviation/airport planning, program management, day-to-day airport management, aviation system planning, airport master planning, and environmental analysis, which he…

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