DEA in the News






  • Time For a Change
    ACEC’s Engineering, Inc.

    ACEC’s Engineering, Inc. magazine quotes DEA’s Director of Surveying & Geomatics, Marcus Reedy, PLS, in its latest edition.

  • “Endeavour” Moves Through the Cloud
    LiDAR News

    LiDAR News features DEA’s involvement in the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s move to the California Science Center.

  • How much does a Space Shuttle weigh?

    A bridge over the I-405 will find out Friday. View DEA’s 3D laser scanning video.

  • What stood in the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s way?

    View this video by DEA featuring 3D mobile laser scanning and see.

  • California Science Center’s “flight plan” for Mission 26

    DEA donated scanning services for Endeavour’s move.

  • OSU unveils new maps of Oregon ocean
    Breaking Waves, Oregon Sea Grant: Coastal science serving Oregon

    NOAA, Oregon State University, and DEA team up to create new Oregon seafloor maps that will help with tsunami modeling.

  • The Top 500 Design Firms
    Engineering News-Record

    DEA is no. 86 on’s list of the Top 500 Design firms.

  • Wood bridge in Richland to see steel replacement
    Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Washington

    “The port is hiring David Evans and Associates of Portland to design the bridge. The port plans to pay for the design, which may cost $40,000 to $60,000.”

  • Sammamish may adjust the timing on lights along 228th Avenue
    Sammamish Review, Sammamish, Wash.

    “Victor Salemann, a senior associate at Bellevue-based traffic consultant firm David Evans and Associates, analyzed current and predicted future traffic levels at six intersections on 228th and Sahalee Way, from 223rd Avenue Northeast down to Issaquah-Pine Lake Road.”

  • Rising Stars in Engineering
    CE News

    Two DEA employees are featured in CE News' inaugural list of Rising Stars in Civil Engineering. The list "recognizes 15 professionals, 40 years old or younger working in the United States, who have shown exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service benefiting the civil engineering profession, their employers, project owners, and society.”

  • DEA 18th Best Company to Work For in Oregon
    Oregon Business

    DEA receives Hall of Fame Award from Oregon Business magazine for being named among the best companies to work for in the state for 11 years running.

  • Collaborating to improve the sustainability of public school campuses
    Green Living Arizona

    “The Phoenix office of Hensel Phelps Construction Co. is working with architects from Stantec and engineers from David Evans and Associates Inc. to design the premier schoolhouse.”

  • DEA wins 2011 Best-of-the-Best Award
    Engineering News-Record

    Project: Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge. Category: Transportation.

  • Phoenix urban renewal seeks public comments
    Mail Tribune, Medford, Oregon

    “John Stutesman of David Evans and Associates will facilitate the sessions for the city and also is working with the state to coordinate the Highway 99 study.”

  • DEA wins three ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards
    DJC Oregon

  • People on the move
    ENR Construction

    “Al Barkouli, president and CEO of David Evans and Associates Inc. (DEA), a Portland, Ore., design firm, has been named to the same roles in the firm’s holding company, David Evans Enterprises Inc. He joined the design firm in 1988. DEA also has named four new vice presidents...”


  • Pile drilling and installation to stabilize Del Mar bluffs completed
    Carmel Valley News

    “West Coast General Corp. and Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc. served jointly as general contractors for the project. CALTROP provided construction management services. The project was engineered by David Evans and Associates, Inc.”

  • Five counties work to better link public transit
    Tillamook Headlight Herald

    “In Clatsop, Tillamook and Lincoln counties, for example, the coastal economies are closely tied to tourism, where visitor travel could be improved through inter-county connections and collective marketing efforts, according to Oregon-based consulting firm, David Evans and Associates Inc. (DEA).”

  • Expanded cloverleaf proposed to ease Arapahoe Road-I-25 congestion
    Denver Post

    “The solution to one of the Denver area’s biggest travel headaches — the congestion on East Arapahoe Road at Interstate 25 — does not have to include a controversial freeway underpass, according to a consultant. The alternative offered by David Evans and Associates was released last week.”

  • ODOT holds open house on future of Hwy 140
    Upper Rogue Independent, Eagle Point, Oregon

    “The project will help move freight to I-5 — getting it off of Highway 62, said Guevara. With a host of deficiencies on the route, ODOT hired consultants, David Evans and Associates, Portland, to come up with a plan. Representing the firm at the open house was project engineer, Jennifer Danziger.”

  • Landscaping Law Emphasizes Water Conservation
    Walnut Patch

    “City staff reported a third-party architectural and engineering firm, David Evans and Associates Inc., had been retained to review and comment on the state guidelines, with an emphasis on deciphering some of the more complex terminology detailed in the guidelines.”

  • Q&A: David Evans, outgoing, Ken Wightman, incoming
    Daily Journal of Commerce

    “David Evans founded David Evans and Associates Inc. and its parent company, David Evans Enterprises Inc., in 1976. Evans plans to retire from his company’s board and become chairman emeritus on Monday, when Ken Wightman will take over as board chairman.”

  • Pitfalls and opportunities
    CE News

    “Civil engineering executives take a look at the past, present, and future of the industry.”

  • ACEC Engineering Excellence: Interstate 5 Victory Boulevard to Lombard Street
    Daily Journal of Commerce

    “David Evans and Associates was involved with the project through several stages. As the prime consultant, DEA was involved in the project from environmental assessment through design and construction.”


  • RTD’s FasTracks program in high gear
    Colorado Public Works Journal

    “David Evans and Associates Inc. is leading a team of over 20 subconsultants to provide transit and civil engineering, bridge and tunnel design, and architectural and landscape architectural services for the project.”

  • The slowdown catches up with consultants
    Public Works Online

    “Founded in 1976 by a surveyor and engineer, David and Evans Associates took on telecommunications, transportation, and infrastructure work during the 1980s. When the telecommunications market tanked, it expanded into water and transit. Now, instead of focusing on "energy," it’s specifically providing "carbon-reduction" designs that help clients earn LEED credits by choosing project components based on how much manufacturing that component contributed to air pollution and how much energy was required. The firm isn't diversifying just for the heck of it.”

  • Solar Highways
    Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

    “It’s not often that innovation comes from watching television. But don't tell that to Allison Hamilton, a project director with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). While watching a NOVA special on PBS about solar power, she noticed solar panels on the German Autobahn. The sight of them made her sit up, turn to her husband, and ask, 'If they can do that there, why can't we do it here?'”

  • Desert Park & Play for Adults, Kids, and Dogs
    Landscape online

    “The city of Palm Desert, Calif. requested design assistance from David Evans and Associates, Inc. for a 23-acre park site to give the community sports fields, courts and play areas. One design element was to communicate and celebrate the freedoms U.S. citizens enjoy.”

  • LIDAR mapping after Samoan tsunami could boost research efforts
    Oregon State University News & Research Communications

    “The research program there was aided by equipment and software loaned by David Evans and Associates, Inc., in Portland, Ore., and Leica Geosystems in San Ramon, Calif. A strategic partnership was recently established between these organizations to provide students with advanced training in geomatics.”

  • Environmental impact of Highway 138 projects assessed
    The News-Review, Douglas County, Oregon

    “Although the city of Roseburg is leading the study, ODOT is funding the $1.2 million environmental assessment and has hired a consultant, Portland-based engineering firm David Evans & Associates, to complete it, said Thompson.”

  • Getting a Piece of the Renewable Energy Market
    CE News

    “The 135-MW Pine Tree Wind Facility owned by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWAP) consists of 90, 1.5-MW turbines. At the time of construction, it was the largest municipally owned wind facility in the United States. David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) partnered with Kiewit Pacific Co. as the design-build team that designed, permitted, and constructed this project in just 18 months.”


  • Getting to the bottom of the Bay’s depths
    Bay Journal, Chesapeake, Maryland

    David Evans and Associates, Inc., a private company, is conducting the Virginia surveys. By law, NOAA must contract out at least 51 percent of its survey work to the private sector.... Jon Dasler, director of marine services for David Evans and Associates, said two boats operating from Reedville, VA, are gathering data primarily with multibeam and side-scan sonar. "The crew is working 12 hours a day, seven days a week, weather permitting," Dasler said. "They've been going since midsummer and will finish this fall.”

  • U.S. Highway 101 underpass project to move forward east of Port Angeles
    Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, Washington

    A roadblock to Clallam County’s much-anticipated overpass of U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles has turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

  • Two wheels good; four wheels bad
    Financial Times, London, England

    At David Evans and Associates, a Portland-based architectural and engineering company, staff are paid not to take the easy commuting option. "Here at our head office, we pay people $1.50 per trip for any commute method that isn't a single occupancy vehicle," says Tami Boardman, director of communications.

  • Stimulus cash pays for Bay survey
    Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia

    The first charting project began in June and has led to about 60 new jobs, said John Staly, lead hydrographer on the project for David Evans and Associates Inc., a private company contracted to do the work.

  • Traversing Bend by wheelchair an eye-opening journey
    KTVZ, Bend, Oregon

    Thomas Headley is a Bend civil engineer with David Evans and Associates. He says this has changed his perspective. "At any time when I see in a design there’s a grade or slope in asphalt or sidewalk, if it’s not suitable for a wheelchair, it’s going to affect a lot of lives," Headley said.

  • Open house to highlight study of Little Cottonwood traffic
    Salt Lake Tribune

    Starting last fall, but really kicking into gear this past week (especially today, the peak day of the Wasatch Wildflower Festival), the Park Service specialists and their private-sector partners from David Evans Associates have been doing traffic surveys for what is being dubbed the Albion Basin Alternative Transportation Feasibility Study.

  • Team discusses transportation plan
    Shoshone News Press, Kellogg, Idaho

    “The whole point of a transportation plan is to identify projects that would improve the transportation system," said Shawn Hoisington, an engineer with Coeur d'Alene-based David Evans and Associates.

  • Going Beyond Engineering
    Aspire magazine

    “We found that, today, a bridge project is not a pure bridge project any more," says Raj Bharil, DEA’s director of the bridge discipline.

  • Green Machine
    Portland Monthly

    To figure out how best to do that, Hamilton and chief of staff Chip Terhune, with Dave Chen and Mark Edlen (the Gerding/Edlen developer of the Brewery Blocks and the South Waterfront), recruited a think tank of mostly Portland-based green gurus that also included Dan Heagerty, chief strategic officer at David Evans & Associates, the firm involved in every streetcar and light-rail project in metro Portland and in other cities across the country; Steven Straus of Glumac, an engineering firm that specializes in green retrofits of skyscrapers; and Dan Carol, a Eugene-based political consultant who worked in Chicago as the Obama campaign’s director of content and issues and who cofounded the Apollo Alliance, a San Francisco-based green-energy advocacy group.

  • Ivy in the City
    Sustainable Industries

    Our Green Building Research Lab, where we develop and test new green building technologies provides workforce training and facilitates the adoption of energy-efficient technologies throughout the building industry. We are working with Glumac, Interface Engineering, PAE Consultants, Gerding Edlen, David Evans and Associates and we will be involving others.

  • Deer Park Road overpass approved for U.S. 101
    Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, Washington

    County planners used a benefits matrix to settle on "Alternative L," one of 10 designs conceived by David Evans Associates.

  • Wilsonville challenges cost of I-5 to 99W project
    The Oregonian

    Bowers on Wednesday said proposed upgrades in Wilsonville aren't included in the $750 million price. Lead consultant Scott Richman, of David Evans and Associates, said the price is inclusive.

  • Replacement of Sauvie Island Bridge had to shine
    Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland

    David Evans and Associates Inc. was selected by the county and the state Department of Transportation as the engineering design consultant for the bridge replacement. DEA won an ACEC Grand Award for the project.

  • ACEC lauds numerous other engineering projects
    Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland

    By combining Washington Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration standards with European design influence, DEA created the first two-lane compact urban roundabout in Vancouver.

  • Investing in your community
    CE News

    Painting a transitional housing unit on a Saturday morning with 15 co-workers may not sound like the usual way to relax on the weekend. But in the Denver office of David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), it’s an invaluable opportunity for our firm to give back to our community. Since 2002, we’ve partnered with Denver-based Family HomeStead to help the organization fulfill its mission of providing emergency and transitional housing to homeless families with children.

  • City wants freeway ramps to impress
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune, California

    They have hired a consulting firm, David Evans and Associates, to do the designs and help work with Caltrans. Caltrans owns the property and has the final say on what can be done at the ramps.