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Eric Pope

Associate Principal, Seattle

“The best part of working in this profession is collaborating with talented staff and our contractors. When everything comes together for completing a project, it’s satisfying because the building is finally tangible.” 

Eric’s grandfather owned a heavy civil construction company that built highways and bridges throughout the Pacific Northwest. Drawn to the family business, Eric pursued Washington State University’s civil engineering program to prepare himself career-wise. During the program, Eric discovered his knack for visualizing building structure, which led him to change his focus to structural engineering.

Since joining DCI Engineers in 2012, Eric’s journey from project engineer to senior project manager to associate enriched his professional experience as a leader and client resource. His portfolio includes mixed-use mid-rises and high-rises, office towers, residential, and hospitality projects. He engages with clients and contractors regularly, coordinates with his engineering team, monitors design schedules, and attends in-house technical committees. After all the engineering efforts on a project, Eric enjoys the gratification of seeing a building top out and exceeding the client’s expectations.

  • If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be? A math teacher and a basketball coach.
  • What was your favorite class in college? Indeterminate structures.
  • What is your favorite place, building, or built environment in Seattle? Smith Tower.

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