Location: Seattle, WA
OCI performed the Lower Taylor Creek analysis of alternatives for Seattle Public Utilities to improve fish passage, alleviate flooding, and stabilize the stream system. The project began with OCI leading a brainstorming session where OCI, Seattle Public Utilities, and Project Stakeholders identified alternatives and assessed the triple bottom line to identify alternatives for further analysis. Further analysis included conceptual design, cost estimates, channel hydrology and capacity, habitat restoration, fish passage design, stream and floodplain restoration, identifying sources of flooding, and improved sediment transport at the mouth. This project is the #1 Seattle Public Utilities fish passage barrier on the city-wide prioritized list. OCI completed the assessment and alternative analysis of this fast track project within a four month time period.
Service Details >>
- Fish passage analysis and design
- Stream and habitat restoration
- Bioengineered bank stabilization
- Wetland restoration
- Barrier assessment
- Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
- Alternatives analysis
- Large Woody Debris (LWD) design
- Environmental permitting and documentation
- Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control (TESC)
- Construction PS&E
- Construction services
Vice President / Principal
As Vice President of Engineering and Senior Project Manager, Laura provides specialized hydrologic and hydraulic engineering, modeling, and design on Osborn Consulting projects. Laura’s professional engineering experience and background includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, flood reduction studies, stormwater management plans, small drainage projects and providing field direction during the placement of large woody debris. Her technical expertise also includes stormwater master planning, preparation of construction documents (PS&E), and capital improvement plan development. Laura is organized with a strong attention to detail.
OCI Shareholder and Board Member
Joined OCI: 2010
Education: BS in Civil Engineering, University of Washington
Licenses and Certificates: PE in Washington State
Associations: ASCE, APWA
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Laura likes to get out and move. She loves the rush of running races and doing CrossFit, as well as the more relaxed pace of walking the dog, working in the garden, and tending to the chickens.