Making a Difference
- 2019 Design Innovation Report: Super labs, dream cabins, office boardwalks, façades as art
Building Design + Construction
9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation.
- National finalist: Gold award, Special projects, David Evans and Associates
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
David Evans and Associates led the design effort to help restore the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park.
- Ramsey Safety Project Draws Lots of Interest
Bonner County Daily Bee
A $7.9 million safety road project on Ramsey Road east of Rathdrum that will be built next year is gathering plenty of support.
- Spokane County agrees to pay for design of Trent Avenue roundabout connector
Spokane County commissioners have approved an agreement with the city of Spokane Valley to pay for design of a connection from a proposed roundabout on Trent Avenue to the Highland Estates neighborhood.
- DIY Developers: hanging in there to fight samey sprawl
A Forest Heights couple turns down $4 million to build 28 houses on their land and opts to form a ‘pocket neighborhood’ called Deer Hill instead.
- How activists and students collaborate with PBOT to get real projects on the ground
Better Block PDX, supported by PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions, have spent the past three years working with PSU students to develop plans for a host of transportation projects submitted to them by the community.
- Spokane Valley to replace Pines Road rail crossing with underpass
Spokane Valley is moving forward with plans to replace a rail crossing at Pines Road and BNSF tracks with an underpass and construct a roundabout or traffic signal at Pines Road and Trent Avenue.
- Interstate 70 interchange at 29 Road gains first initial step
The Daily Sentinel
Mesa County commissioners contracted David Evans and Associates Inc. to conduct a 29 Road interchange planning and environmental linkage project.
- Brooks intermodal facility could spur I-5 interchange improvements
Oregon Port of Willamette is in a bid process for a $25 million grant to build an intermodal freight transport facility in Brooks.
- Mayor Wheeler moves permanent Better Naito talks forward
The Portland Bureau of Transportation commissioned David Evans and Associates, Inc. to develop conceptual designs to replace temporary plastic delineator wands and paint striping on Naito Parkway with a permanent, 20-foot wide path for bicycling, walking, and other uses.
- Sound Transit moves forward with Bus Rapid Transit projects
The Sound Transit board approved consultant contracts for the I-405 and SR 522 bus rapid transit (BRT) projects that will start the first phase of project development.
- DEA’s designs keep projects on track
DEA helps keep Oregon moving.
- David Evans and Associates named first-ever ENR Northwest Design Firm of the Year
The Design Firm of the Year demonstrates success in the region from a growth and revenue standpoint as well as innovation, creativity and a commitment to giving back to its community.
- Construction of unique park under way in Aloha
DEA helping to build the first park in Oregon designed to accommodate both able-bodied and disabled users without stairs or ramps.
- Cathedral City moves forward with new park
David Evans and Associates approved for design and construction of the future 2.5-acre park
- A solution for Rainier railroad woes?
Tentative plans for A Street safety improvements.
- Photos: AEC professionals get creative for a cause
Teams of building industry professionals gathered at Pioneer Place for Canstruction, an annual design/build competition benefitting the Oregon Food Bank.
- Al Barkouli of David Evans and Associates on how engineers seek to “make a difference”
Portland Business Journal
DEA’s Al Barkouli featured.
- Oregon’s transportation crisis ‘at a tipping point’
DEA’s Mike Baker served as a panelist at this Hot Topics / Cool Talks event sponsored by Oregon Business Magazine.
- ENR judges DEA project one of the Northwest’s Best
The East Segment of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project has been judged an ENR Northwest Best Project of 2016.
- David Evans Enterprises, Inc. and TriAxis Engineering, Inc. announce merger
TriAxis Engineering will become a division of David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), a nationally recognized professional services consulting firm.
- Assisting tow industry along Chandeleur Sound Alternate Route
NOAA Coast Survey
NOAA calls on DEA to survey the Chandeleur Sound Alternate Route.
- Union Pacific devotes vast resources in Texas to pursue cross-border traffic
Texas tops the United States in the volume of freight trucked to and from Mexico, where manufacturing is booming.
- David Evans and Associates, Inc. and Triad announce merger
Reported in: CE News, TI News Daily
David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), a professional services consulting firm of more than 950 people headquartered in Portland, Oregon, expanded its presence in the Pacific Northwest by merging with Triad, a 50-person, multidisciplinary design firm headquartered in Woodinville, Washington.
- Oceanscience Remote Hydrographic Survey Boat
- Upgrades, maintenance on Stayton bridge ongoing
Salem Statesman Journal
Construction work beneath the North Santiam Bridge in Stayton, Oregon is currently in full swing. DEA provided the engineering design for the project.
- No, this vehicle isn’t watching you
DEA’s asset and infrastructure mobile mapping vehicle captures needed info for City of Springfield, Oregon.
- Bridge dedicated in heart of the Opal Creek Wilderness
Salem Statesman Journal
- Innovations Featured in Oregon Bridge Replacement
ENR magazine features the innovative Sellwood Bridge replacement project—and DEA’s role—in its latest edition.
- Future value to engineering profession Best in State: Gold award David Evans and Associates
Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle, Washington
- DEA donates to Engineers Without Borders
WTS Orange County Blog
- East Aberdeen Mobility Project moves into second phase
The Daily World
DEA’s Debra Seeman spearheads East Aberdeen Mobility study.
- Park board hires engineers for Southwest LRT tunnel
Finance & Commerce
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has hired a team which includes David Evans and Associates to engineer tunnel options for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project in the Kenilworth Corridor.
- DEA’s New 82-foot Survey Vessel Commissioned
David Evans and Associates, Inc.’s Marine Services Division commissioned its new 82-foot hydrographic survey and scientific vessel Blake in a ceremony held in the vessel’s homeport of Gulfport, Mississippi.
- New private hydro vessel adds to nation’s capabilities
NOAA Coast Survey
New DEA Marine Services survey vessel to carry on great U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey tradition.
- Survey Vessel Blake christened in Gulfport Harbor
WLOX 13, Gulfport, Mississippi
The new catamaran named Blake, commissioned by David Evans and Associates, Inc., was christened at the Gulfport Harbor by state and local leaders. It will perform charting surveys of the Gulfport channel for NOAA.
- School road project complete The Curry Coastal Pilot
City, school and state agency representatives, along with those of private construction and design companies — including David Evans and Associates, Inc. — celebrate the completion of a new road, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and crosswalks at Kalmiopsis Elementary School in Brookings, Oregon.
- David Evans Associates expands footprint with $4M acquisition
Portland Business Journal
In primarily an all-stock deal, David Evans and Associates acquired Southern California-based engineering firm Hall & Foreman.
- David Evans and Associates, Inc. and Hall & Foreman, Inc. announce merger
Reported in: CE News, Mass Transit
David Evans and Associates, Inc. expanded its presence in Southern California by merging with Hall & Foreman, Inc., an 85-person, multidisciplinary design firm headquartered in Tustin, California.
- Tustin Engineering Firm Acquired
Orange County Business Journal
Tustin-based engineering firm Hall & Foreman Inc. has been acquired by David Evans and Associates Inc. in Portland.
- Citizens learn more about transportation projects planned for 76th, 212th roadways
My Edmonds News
The City of Edmonds, in conjunction with DEA, holds an open house to discuss two upcoming transportation projects.
- ENR California Top Design Firms
ENR California DEA ranks 61st on ENR’s California Top Design Firms List.
- Stumbling Blocks: Cottage Grove plans to fix crumbling Main Street sidewalks
DEA is working with Cottage Grove on a new plan to fix Main Street.
- The Top 500 Design Firms Engineering News-Record ENR ranks DEA No. 105 on Top 500 Design Firms List and No. 73 on Top 100 Pure Designers List.
- Latest Advances in Laser Scanning and the Impact on Day-to-Day Survey Operations
DEA’s Marcus Reedy explains laser scanning’s impact on the survey profession in this podcast.
- St. Johns parks Chimney and Pier joined by new steel truss bridge
DEA designs bridge that connects two parks.
- What’s Next in Surveying?
Nova Learning Network
NLN quotes DEA’s Director of Surveying & Geomatics, Marcus Reedy.
- Designers Position for Growth in 2013 and Beyond
ENR California ENR California quotes DEA’s Zafar Alikhan regarding growth opportunities for design firms.
- Engineering Stability
Oregon Business Oregon Business magazine interviews DEA’s President and CEO.
- Engineering Excellence – Silver and Bronze Awards
ACEC Washington Impact
There were 11 Silver Awards and 22 Bronze Awards recognized at the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards on January 18, 2013. Thirty-nine projects were entered in the Best-in-State track, all competing for the coveted Best-in-State Gold Awards.
- Leading a Space-Shuttle Dance Through Streets Of L.A.
The Space Shuttle continues its move through the world of media with ENR’s recent article describing DEA’s involvement.
- ODOT timelapse of Sellwood Bridge move
KGW.com, Portland, Oregon
Watch a 7-million-pound bridge move, courtesy of ODOT. DEA is the owner’s representative for the Sellwood Bridge move.
- 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.
- 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 ENR.com’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.”
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.