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Matt Schmidt

PE, PEng, SE

Vice-President, Missoula

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How does our firm bring value to a project? Listening. There should be a class on that in college. If we know what our client is trying to achieve, we can do our part to make that happen. If we come into a conversation with pre-conceived notions as to what a solution will be, we have taken the first step in failing our client."

Matt has over 28 years of professional engineering experience, working six years in Boulder, Colorado before joining the Missoula office in 1999. A builder and tinkerer by nature, Matt's considered one of the firm's "Big Building Specialists," tackling large commercial projects like bridges, municipal buildings, schools and factories. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and has served as president of the Structural Engineers Association of Montana. He also spends as much time as he can working with community organizations like Habitat for Humanity where he serves as a board member for the Missoula organization. Strapping on the framing bags for a build day is one of his favorite hobbies. With his better half, Matt is in the throes of getting three children through college and their early adult lives, enjoying the company of Mando and Sage, a golden labradoodle and black lab (respectively) that run the household.

  • What is your favorite piece of historical architecture?
    The Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. Built in the 9th century, it is a magical fortification that enchants with a combination of prime Moorish architecture that has been built upon with royal European flavor over the millennia.
  • If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
    I would own a recording studio.
  • What was your favorite course in college?
    Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design, mostly due to the professor. Thank you Dr. Shing!