People

James McNeill

New Concepts, New Thinking

James McNeill
Senior Computational Analysis Engineer

New concepts require new thinking. AEI's appreciation for forward thinking has encouraged me to develop my vision for the future of high performance buildings. Blending computer simulation, data visualization, and web technologies, we're delivering more effective sustainability to our clients.

Katie McGimpsey

Establishing Good Rapport

Katie McGimpsey
Principal, Project Manager

Establishing good rapport with clients and owners is one of my top priorities as a project manager, and that reflects AEI's culture of institutional commitment. While fostering efficiency in ongoing project work, this perspective provides the professional satisfactions of continuity and growth.

Steve Frei

Opportunities for Broader Good

Steve Frei
Principal, S&T Market Leader

I've built a career applying the skills with which I've been blessed to projects serving the broader good. Now it's my responsibility to set a stage of similar opportunities for future generations within the firm.

Janelle Plummer

Breathing Life into Buildings

Janelle Plummer
Mechanical Engineer

Our job as engineers is literally inspirational. With a collaborative view of intentions and ideals, we apply scientific method, sound principles, and best practices to the systems that allow facilities to function, ultimately breathing life into buildings.

Alberto Cordero

An Electric Environment

Alberto Cordero
Senior Electrical Engineer

Our clients create unique opportunities to bring together diverse groups of talented individuals for the common goal of creating best solutions. As a unique team, working on a unique facility, every project is a one-of-a-kind occasion to bring forth your best, creating a professional environment that is nothing less than electric.

Jim Yoshida

The Good Answer, the Appropriate Solution

Jim Yoshida
Project Engineer

Improving master specs for 35 years, you'd think theyd be perfect by now! Of course it is an ongoing process; every project, every program and design raises different challenges met by new solutions. Working with people to develop a good answer, the appropriate solution, however, stays the same: very satisfying.

Paul Erickson

Triple Bottom Line Transforming Our Markets

Paul Erickson
Principal, Building Performance Practice Leader

As conversations on climate, community, and natural resources challenge how our industry has traditionally approached building design, AEI has provided me with a remarkable opportunity to shape our thinking, our professional initiatives, and the project solutions transforming the markets we serve.

Megan Gunther

Professional self-determinism

Megan Gunther
Project Engineer

AEI has uniquely allowed me to blaze my own trail on project work that I love. Being able to develop as an engineer through roles as mechanical engineer, sustainable consultant, and energy modeler - without being restricted to any single one - keeps me excited about coming to work every day.

Krista Murphy

Helping People Every Day

Krista Murphy
Principal, Project Manager

I draw inspiration from the knowledge that we're truly helping people every day. Whether by designing meaningful research facilities or significantly altering large scale energy systems and their associated carbon footprints, AEI focuses on projects that directly impact individuals' lives.

Ron Parsley

Environments that make a Profound Difference

Ron Parsley
Senior Electrical Engineer

AEI offers me the opportunity to work on some of the most sophisticated and technically complex building projects in the industry. I'm proud that these projects create environments where our clients will do work that makes a profound difference in present lives and future generations - saving lives and inventing new treatments, the world will be a better place.

Stephanie Benham

Content and Clarity

Stephanie Benham
Marketing Manager

The watchwords in how we represent AEI are content and clarity. The quality of the firm's work keeps it simple. Embellishment is unnecessary.

Khris House

Relationship Building

Khris House
Director of Business Development

Understanding the needs of clients from a technical perspective is a solid basis for building ongoing relationships - AEI is committed to bringing value to even the earliest conversations about the prospect of a future project.

Barton Hogge

The Product of Your own Vision

Barton Hogge
Principal, Mission Critical Market Leader

My feeling is that success is a product of your own vision. Working at AEI offers me the most interesting engineering challenges and gives me the tools and opportunity to take control of my career.

Jeremy Jones

A Real Impact

Jeremy Jones
Healthcare Project Manager

AEI is involved in some of the most significant and complex healthcare projects around the country. The decisions we make have a real impact on the comfort, safety, and overall experience of patients, their families, and hospital staff, and I'm honored to be a part of that.

Blythe Vogt

A Launch Pad

Blythe Vogt
Managing Director

It turns out my engineering degrees weren't a path but a launch pad. Technical prowess will always be the standard of excellence in engineering, but the people in this profession represent the basis for a collaborative future in our industry.

Scott Foster

Relationships Beyond the Completion of the Project

Scott Foster
Project Manager

AEI has provided me with the opportunity to work on a diverse collection of challenging projects, requiring closely collaborative relationships that go beyond the completion of the project. These relationships are what I find most rewarding and keep me passionate for what I do.

Lyle Keck

An Objective, Data-driven Design Philosophy

Lyle Keck
Sustainable Design Consultant

I have a passion for conservation and for making a tangible, positive impact on the built environment. AEI works on technically challenging projects that are usually energy intensive, so there's a great potential for significant energy and resource savings. Applying an objective, data-driven design philosophy and a deep understanding of the synergies between disciplines, AEI is advancing a new yardstick for high performance design.

Patti Wilson

Industry Leadership in Energy Innovations

Patti Wilson
Director of Business Development

I've been impressed with AEI from the beginning for always walking the talk about providing energy and utilities industry leadership. As local, more resilient, more efficient energy system alternatives to traditional utility models emerge, AEI has expanded its commitment from project solutions to public advocacy on behalf of energy innovations that can provide enormous economic, environmental, and community benefit.

Mike Click

We've Got Your Back

Mike Click
Principal, Commissioning Practice Leader

The physical interaction that comes with commissioning and field engineering is a collaborative difference-maker. Being passionate about developing solutions for the unforeseeable situations that arise in construction is what drives me. Believing in our practices and believing in the people executing them, AEI sends a message: We've got your back.

Bruce McLay

Finding a Better Way

Bruce McLay
Project Manager

Engineering is about finding a better way of doing something. It's the profession of not being satisfied: we're constantly looking for the next "better way."

Ron Haas

Big Firm Experience, Specialty Firm Service

Ron Haas
Project Manager

Since joining AEI, I have witnessed the advantages of a big firm's experience combined with a personal level of client service that's more typically seen with specialty firms. It's a testament to having a "best-in-class" commitment across all markets, and I'm proud to be part of it.

John Duffy

A Straight Line to the End User

John Duffy
Principal

Innovation for innovation's sake really isn't in the interests of the client or the end user. Innovation with insight, however, draws a straight line to the immediate end user and those who follow years hence.

Toby Smith

Exceeding Client Expectations

Toby Smith
Project Electrical Engineer

Building Information Modeling has transformed this industry and AEI is taking advantage of new technologies to produce better coordinated designs, reduce overall energy consumption in buildings, and provide real-time energy usage information to continue exceeding client expectations. It's exciting to be involved in such a major change.

Jeff Cordell

Passion for this Work

Jeff Cordell
Piping Designer

Plumbing doesn't always inspire visions of grandeur, but I have passion for this work. I leave the office each day feeling integral to maintaining health and safety for countless people and inspired to keep doing what I do. This firm is filled with and led by people who have a passion for their work, and true passion becomes an inspiration to others very quickly.