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Kyle Kraxberger

Associate, Portland

“I grew up in a contracting family and have many friends all in some form of construction. During construction, problem solving has to come fast since many people are all waiting on an answer. I like the speed of this profession, the collaborative nature and the creativeness.”

Kyle developed the basis of his construction and engineering skills by building houses. While at Portland State, Kyle met DCI Principal Wade Younie during a presentation about bow string trusses. They stayed in touch and Kyle eventually joined DCI’s staff while finishing his master’s. His contributions to existing building projects, new construction, demolition work, and construction fixes led to more team leadership and management responsibilities. Kyle earned the respect of his clients with each successful project he oversaw from conception to completion. His project engineering influence goes beyond Pacific Northwest buildings, such as his work in Arizona, Georgia, and Washington, D.C.

  • If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be? I would probably be in construction making fun of the overly clean, well-dressed engineers wearing non-approved OSHA shoes.
  • What is your favorite piece of historical architecture? Hagia Sophia – designed by mathematicians.
  • What is your favorite thing about the DCI work environment? The diversity and the unique nature of the work. I never know what we are going to design next.

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