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Josh Comfort

Associate, Spokane

“There are more diverse, large-scale projects at DCI Engineers than at smaller firms. You also have more resources available to you. That’s the distinguishing factor about this place.” 

Josh needed a career alternative when his dream of becoming a U.S. Air Force pilot faded by not meeting the academy’s strict vision prerequisites. His back-up plan became engineering. Josh loves the practicality of this line of work. His grandfather, who taught civil engineering at Gonzaga University, inspired his interest into the field. Upon graduation, Josh pursued a career at DCI Engineers after learning about the firm’s diverse project portfolio and extensive work with post tension concrete. 

When he became part of the DCI family, he expanded his project experiences to parking garages, higher education, residential, mixed-use, commercial, hospitality, and recreational projects – such as the Riverfront Park Pavilion in Spokane. By enhancing his responsibilities over the years, Josh became a key resource for staff and project team members seeking code interpretation and technical advice on complex, specialty design. He especially enjoys working with architects who celebrate industrial structure and visualize connection detailing as part of the design aesthetic.

  • If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be? A commercial pilot.
  • What was your favorite class in college? U.S. and European Relations Post World War II.
  • What are your favorite DCI projects? Looff Carousel because my kids love to say I renovated the building. Gonzaga University Arena and McEuen Park Terrace in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho are also up on my list.

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