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Adam Jongeward


Principal, Portland

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When an owner comes to a design team and says, 'I want a building; I'm not sure how tall or what shape or what the system should be, but I know I want a building to achieve X, Y and Z,' I love dreaming up ways to creatively deliver them a cost-effective building to maximize their goals. Sometimes simplicity is the ticket, sometimes their goals merit complexity.'”

Adam has been a member of the DCI family for over a decade, climbing the ranks from Intern to Senior Project Manager and now Associate Principal. Driven by a passion for structural behavior and modeling, Adam engineers by interpreting the system - be it computer program input and output or jurisdictional standards. He believes successful engineering begins with mastering the framework. He believes that first-principles are the key to all successful engineering projects, no matter how simple or how complex.

Adam is a graduate of the University of Illinois: Urban Champaign and earned his Master's in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. Throughout his career with DCI, he's taken on several higher education projects, including spearheading the primary gravity and lateral design of the Cal State San Marcos Student Union, as well as managing the design of the University of Oregon Recreational Facility. Throughout his career with DCI, he has create a niche for himself in “odd projects”. Starting with seismic upgrades of historic structures, he dealt with 100-year-old timber beams and seismic behavior of nontraditional lateral systems. This formed the basis for his specialties in modern mass timber design and high-rise steel modular project.

Adam is a recipient of the DJC Phenom award and is involved in the ASCE 41 National Committee.

  • What is your favorite thing about the DCI work environment?
    No matter what your position, DCI will give you as much responsibility as you can handle.
  • What would you name an engineering superhero?
    Shear Stud.
  • If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
    A college professor, but that's still kind of an engineer. If I wasn't allowed to do anything engineer-related, I'd say an economist.

Favorite projects

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University of Oregon Student Recreation Center

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Fair-Haired Dumbbell

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