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Kelly Andersen


Principal, Coeur d'Alene

My favorite part of the design process is working with the architects. Their designs push us beyond our ‘engineer’ instinct for four walls and a door and we get to be part of creating some very unique buildings.”

Kelly refined her natural interest in engineering during college. When she joined the firm soon after graduating, she was mentored by President Mark Aden, Vice President Craig Crowley, and Principal Justin Cook and quickly applied her formal training into the profession. She gradually increased her interactions with local clients and contractors and built her reputable work ethic for being hyper-focused on structural details.

Her vast design and project management experience at DCI now spans more than a decade. Her portfolio comprises of mixed-use, remodels, higher education facilities, offices, athletic venues, hospitality, and residential buildings. Kelly is familiar with designing for various concrete, steel, and wood framing systems. Clients rely on her technical insight for construction support and professional leadership.

What is your dream project location?

If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be?
I would renovate houses.

What are your favorite DCI projects?
The Great Northern Building in Spokane. That was an adaptive reuse project
converting an existing warehouse into an office. The Volkar Center for Athletic
Achievement at Gonzaga University.