DCI Announces Several Firm-Wide Principal Promotions

DCI Engineers has promoted the following individuals to the role of Principal in seven regional offices.

Adam Jongeward, PE, SE - Portland, Oregon. Since joining DCI as an intern in 2006 and starting full time in 2010, Adam has played an integral role in advancing DCI’s work in mass timber and modular construction. The design of the Heartwood project, North America’s first Type IV-C building, is an example of Adam’s leadership that serves as a nation-wide landmark on how to design and construct tall wood buildings. He also led the team on the design of the citizenM hotel in Los Angeles, an 11-story building constructed from shipping containers, and the tallest steel modular project in a high seismic zone. Adam’s portfolio has included a range of multi-family residential, higher education, commercial and hospitality projects, as well as seismic retrofit designs for existing buildings. He sits on the national code committee for Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings (ASCE 41) as well as the National Design Standard for Wood Construction (NDS).

Adam earned his Master’s in Structural Engineering from Stanford, preceded by a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Outside of the office, he and his wife are foster parents, serving a great need in the community. On the weekends, you might find him spending time with kids skiing on Mt Hood.

Erik Pearson, PE, SE – Seattle, Washington. With a diverse portfolio of mixed-use, office, residential, commercial, hospitality and high-rise projects, Erik Pearson has had a hand in just about every market and material throughout the Puget Sound region. His projects have included The Avenue Bellevue, Providence Saint Mary Medical Center, the super sustainable 303 Battery project in downtown Seattle and The Viejas Hotel and Casino Development east of San Diego.

In addition to his role on several internal technical committees, which aim to advance DCI’s knowledge and applications of the latest practices and technologies, Erik is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, The Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering, ACI, the Structural Engineers Association of Washington and the Design Build Institute of America. He earned both his Masters and Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. Erik grew up in the Seattle area. He and his family currently live in south Seattle near lake Washington.

Jon Hammond – Spokane, Washington. As DCI’s in-house corporate counsel, Jon Hammond is an invaluable resource for staff and clients, allowing DCI to provide unparalleled service with accuracy, tenacity and without limitations – at least within the margins of acceptable risk and innovation.

Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Jon worked as a civil insurance defense attorney at a large litigation firm in California before returning to his hometown of Spokane, where he worked as a partner at a smaller law firm in town before landing at DCI.

Although he earned his Law degree from Chapman University School of Law, Jon also attended the University of Idaho where he earned a BA in Spanish, taking that experience to teach English in Mexico for four years. Outside of his work at DCI, Jon is active in the Spokane Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and he was recently selected to serve on the Standing Advisory Committee of the Spokane County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. Jon and his wife Fabiola are the parents of three energetic grade-schoolers. The family stays busy with a mix of outdoors, music and sports activities throughout the year.

Jonathan Deck, PE, SE – San Diego, California. With nearly two decades of engineering experience, Jon Deck has spent the majority of that with DCI providing valuable insight and design solutions for project teams across southern California. These have included private, public and commercial developments. While he leverages experience in multiple materials, Jon’s specialty lies in concrete and post-tensioned concrete, particularly for multi-family residential structures, hotels and higher-ed campuses – Park 12 in Ballpark Village; The Q; and dormitories and multi-use facilities at the University of California, San Diego are just a handful of examples.

Prior to building a portfolio at the University of California, San Diego, he earned his Masters and Bachelor’s in Structural Engineering there. When he’s not at work, Jon and his family can be found outside camping, hiking, fishing and backpacking. Closer to home, if he’s not helping out with the kids’ baseball teams, Jon can be found in the garden or working around the house on carpentry and other crafts.

Justin Wei, PE, SE – San Diego, California. Developing designs that accommodate California’s unique seismic challenges, Justin Wei has applied his technical knowledge to a variety of developments – ranging from commercial to private projects in wood, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, steel and masonry. In addition to new construction projects—which have included the air traffic control tower for the Navy Air Weapons Station China Lake, Adams Elementary, Coasterra Restaurant on Harbor Island and the Alila Marea Beach Hotel—Justin has helped update and transform existing buildings throughout southern California, such as Connections Housing, a 1920s-era concrete structure that was converted to supportive housing and human services in downtown San Diego.

As much an internal leader as he is with his outfacing clients, Justin is actively involved with several internal technical committees that aim to advance DCI’s knowledge and applications of the latest practices and technologies; and is an invaluable resource for new and up-and-coming staff as he helps lead DCI’s mentorship program, providing peer-to-peer guidance in professional development. Justin is a graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Kelly Andersen, PE, SE – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. While Kelly Andersen has spent most of her nearly two-decade career with DCI at the firm’s Spokane office, she helped launch its Coeur d’Alene location a few years back where she now manages this small yet mighty group of engineering and design staff – overseeing both local and regional projects throughout Idaho and eastern Washington and western Montana. Her work has included private and public developments in retail, medical, commercial and residential, ranging from concrete and steel to wood construction. Some of Kelly’s most notable projects include the Gonzaga University Integrated Science and Engineering Building and University Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement, along with the WSU Football Operations Building, in Spokane, WA; and the McEuen Park Parking Structure and North Idaho College Student Wellness and Recreation Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Kelly is active in several internal technical committees that aim to advance DCI’s knowledge and applications of the latest practices and technologies; and is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington. Prior to joining DCI, Kelly earned her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Kelly adds that in her free time, she’s a personal chauffeur and chef to two tiny people that have a busier schedule than she does!

Kyle Holman, PE, SE – Seattle, Washington. Known for his expertise in high-rise residential, hotel, and office tower design and management, Kyle Holman’s approach to engineering focuses on supporting architectural ideas through economy of the structure and ease of construction. This has earned him the trust and support of many architects, owners and contractors – not only in the Puget Sound region, but throughout the Bay Area. While Kyle is based in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Seattle, he also spent a significant amount of his tenure at the DCI San Francisco office, contributing to such milestone projects as Miro Towers, San Jose’s first Performance Based high-rise to exceed prescriptive codes and Tidal House, the first high-rise development on San Francisco Bay’s Treasure Island.

Kyle earned both his Bachelor’s and Masters in Civil Engineering from Washington State University, prior to joining the firm in 2011. He stays busy raising his two-year-old twin children with his high school sweetheart.

Matthew Thomas, PE, SE – Spokane, Washington. For nearly two decades, Matthew Thomas has been with DCI, providing a variety of light industrial, commercial and residential building designs for clients throughout Spokane and the surrounding regions. From concrete and masonry to wood and steel, Matthew has delivered on many different and complex projects, which include Gonzaga’s Woldson Performing Arts Center, the Jubilant Hollistier-Stier Fill Line No. 3, and the new Selkirk Pharma production facility, all in Spokane, WA; and Thermo-Fisher’s West Coast Cell Therapy Facility in San Francisco.

In addition to his involvement on several internal technical committees that aim to advance DCI’s knowledge and applications of the latest practices and technologies, Matthew is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of Washington.

Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Walla University. He enjoys his free time with wife, Sarah, and their dog, Zion. Together, they enjoy escaping to the woods and in the mountains.

Mike Wilson, PE– Austin, Texas. As an Austin native, Mike Wilson is deeply vested in the region’s growth and the opportunities for innovative, user-informed spaces. Known for his ability to execute structural solutions on complex projects, his diverse portfolio ranges from high-rises to student housing and a combination of both and everything in between. Mike is passionate about providing practical engineered solutions that balance being buildable by the contractor, meet the design intent of the architect, and are affordable to the owner using the best materials or construction method to suit the project. Some of his most notable work, which spans across Texas and the southern region of the U.S., includes HUB Atlanta, The Link Phoenix, Villas on 24th in Austin, The Floodgate Riverwalk Apartments in San Antonio, and the Terminal at Katy Trail in Dallas.

Mike is a leader of several internal technical committees that aim to advance DCI’s knowledge and applications of the latest practices and technologies, and he is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas, Modular Building Institute, and the Urban Land Institute. He has enjoyed working in the local community, which has included joining the local Planning and Zoning Commission while living in the City of Kyle and, most recently, joining the Dripping Springs ISD Bond Advisory Committee. He started his professional journey at Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering.

Thomas Holman, PE, SE – Cottonwood, Idaho. Leveraging his experience growing up on a farm, Thomas Holman is an adaptive engineer who can quickly pivot with design and construction changes on the job. In addition to his work on retail, commercial and educational projects, Thomas is a member of DCI’s heavy industrial team where his “think outside the box” approach has benefitted both owners and contractors.

Designing for concrete, steel, masonry, steel stud and wood, Thomas is a versatile asset to his project teams and believes in a proactive, collaborative design approach. Some of his most notable projects include the Penasquito Semi-Mobile Crusher in Penasquito, Mexico; the Fremont Tower in Portland; and the Saints Peter and Paul School Expansion in Grangeville, Idaho.

He earned his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Boise State University, is a member of DCI’s internal technical committees and DEI Group and is active with the Structural Engineers Association of Washington. Thomas is a member of the Saint Anthony’s Society, a local charity that maintains the local Catholic church and supports the community. One of his greatest enjoyments is spending time working with and teaching his family on things such as: cutting firewood, welding, mechanical work on farm equipment, working cows with grandpa, and renovating their old farmstead. He attributes his successes in life to values instilled while growing up on a family farm, unending support from his wife and best friend Kari, and the grace of God.

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