Design Leaders

Everything at MKA is structured to provide the highest value to our clients, and this includes our team of world-class engineers, modelers, company leaders, and administrative personnel. As a collective group, we seek to consistently rise to meet strategic challenges, solve tough engineering problems, and serve our clients and their projects with outstanding leadership, skill, and understanding. Our engineers are organized into specialist groups according to facility type, each guided by an MKA senior “Design Leader.” This focus of organization and energies provides our clients with access to the most comprehensive and cutting-edge knowledge and approach possible to achieve their specific goals. From project start through completion, MKA’s project leaders are backed by the full resources and commitment of the firm. We are ready to answer your questions, discuss your facility type in detail, and be active project partners.

Additional strength of leadership at MKA can be found in our Design Leaders, Principals, and Department Leaders.

As a collective, we are inspired daily to create a better world through industry code development, mentoring and education, research and development, and other endeavors.

Our Design Leaders are actively involved in all projects within their facility type and, as MKA’s most senior staff, carry the full resources and commitment of the firm behind them. Please feel free to contact any of them directly, in our Seattle office.

China
Don Davies, PE, SE
President
Aviation
Terry Palmer, PE
Senior Principal
Civic
Jay Taylor, PE, SE, Hon. AIA Sea
Senior Principal
Convention Center
Derek Beaman, PE, SE
Senior Principal
Cultural
Jay Taylor, PE, SE, Hon. AIA Sea
Senior Principal
Education
Jay Taylor, PE, SE, Hon. AIA Sea
Senior Principal
Healthcare
Mike Jewsbury, PE, SE
Senior Principal
Hospitality
Don Davies, PE, SE
President
Laboratory
John Hooper, PE, SE
Director, Earthquake Engineering
Office
Rob Chmielowski, PE, SE
Senior Principal
Parking
David Fields, PE, SE, LEED AP
Senior Principal
Residential
David Fields, PE, SE, LEED AP
Senior Principal
Retail
Shelley Clark, PE, SE, CDP
Senior Principal
Sports
Brian Dickson, PE, SE
Senior Principal
Civil
Matt Jones, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Principal