Location: Kenmore, WA
Innovative engineering transformed 3.6 acres of underutilized, waterlogged open space, into a quality multiuse park featuring picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, wetland, and forest. Ensconced in a residential neighborhood, finding engineered solutions that carefully balanced environmental and neighbor concerns, community wish lists, and site constraints was essential. Significant drainage and grading improvements were required to manage perched groundwater and to protect existing onsite stormwater facilities. The park opened in May 2014 as Kenmore’s eighth city park.
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- Bioretention / rain garden design
- Porous pavement design
- UIC well design support
- Rainwater harvesting
Vice President / Principal
With 21 years of work in civil engineering and project management, Robert’s extensive experience includes both local public sector and private sector projects. He has provided civil, utilities, grading and drainage designs for apartments, multifamily housing, condominiums, roads, utilities, retail, offices, university facilities and parks. In addition, Robert has designed many low-impact design systems including bio-retention/rain garden systems, porous pavement (pavers, concrete, asphalt, gravel, grass) and rain water cisterns.
OCI Shareholder and Board Member
Joined OCI: 2012
Education: BS in Civil Engineering and BA in Economics, Rutgers University
Licenses and Certificates: PE in Washington State, Low Impact Development (LID) certification
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Robert’s hobbies outside of engineering include backpacking with his three daughters and rockhounding