PAE Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Technology Design Company PAE is a pioneering mechanical and electrical engineering firm that continually sets the bar for sustainability in the built environment.

Dozens of PAE projects have either achieved or are pursuing Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Water, The Living Building Challenge, and Architecture 2030 status. Our portfolio also includes more than 130 LEED rated or registered projects. From our offices in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, we employ an integrated and responsive approach to project design that balances the environmental, economic, an

Dozens of PAE projects have either achieved or are pursuing Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Water, The Living Building Challenge, and Architecture 2030 status. Our portfolio also includes more than 130 LEED rated or registered projects. From our offices in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, we employ an integrated and responsive approach to project design that balances the environmental, economic, an

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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, TOMORROW at 12pm, to learn from Latinx professionals in the AEC industry. We’r...
09/14/2021

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, TOMORROW at 12pm, to learn from Latinx professionals in the AEC industry. We’re excited to see Karina Ruiz, Karina Bonin, Gustavo Vela-Moreno, Jorge Rendon, and Octavio Gutierrez participating in the panel, along with SERA Architects' Gauri Rajbaidya who will be facilitating the conversation. https://www.linkedin.com/events/storiesofefficiency-resilience6839973774499155968/

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, TOMORROW at 12pm, to learn from Latinx professionals in the AEC industry. We’re excited to see Karina Ruiz, Karina Bonin, Gustavo Vela-Moreno, Jorge Rendon, and Octavio Gutierrez participating in the panel, along with SERA Architects' Gauri Rajbaidya who will be facilitating the conversation. https://www.linkedin.com/events/storiesofefficiency-resilience6839973774499155968/

We are so proud of PAE’s John Lansing and his 2021 Plumbing Engineer of the Year award! Check out the article that talks...
09/10/2021

We are so proud of PAE’s John Lansing and his 2021 Plumbing Engineer of the Year award! Check out the article that talks about his passion and discusses his dedication to the field:
https://digitaledition.pmengineer.com/september-2021/feature-1/?oly_enc_id=4402I5405878C7I&_ga=2.28535289.474166387.1630977230-1137899288.1623348441

We are so proud of PAE’s John Lansing and his 2021 Plumbing Engineer of the Year award! Check out the article that talks about his passion and discusses his dedication to the field:
https://digitaledition.pmengineer.com/september-2021/feature-1/?oly_enc_id=4402I5405878C7I&_ga=2.28535289.474166387.1630977230-1137899288.1623348441

A new invention from Göttingen University will potentially help reduce the world’s annual 300 million tons of plastic wa...
09/07/2021
This Packaging Is Made Of Popcorn, Not Plastic

A new invention from Göttingen University will potentially help reduce the world’s annual 300 million tons of plastic waste by turning corn cereal into a compostable packing material. Check out the video here: https://www.weforum.org/videos/22888-this-packaging-is-made-of-popcorn-not-plastic

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquar...

An impressive, seismic resilient, six-story, 90,000-square foot RCC Building at the Portland International Airport is th...
09/03/2021
'A pleasure, but a beast of a project' • Daily Journal of Commerce

An impressive, seismic resilient, six-story, 90,000-square foot RCC Building at the Portland International Airport is the new home of TSA’s Portland headquarters, a rental car center, the port police headquarters, and a central communications center. Read about the newly constructed project and all the hurdles the design team overcame to ensure its timely completion (subscriber-only content): https://djcoregon.com/news/2021/08/27/pleasure-beast-project/

The team that constructed a new building at Portland International Airport had to overcome numerous challenges.

08/24/2021
"Another great project for Portland! PAE worked with our partners to help create this new 10-story Passive House project...
08/20/2021

"Another great project for Portland! PAE worked with our partners to help create this new 10-story Passive House project. The level of analysis and architectural detailing required to achieve this was great to see. Peter Houseknecht, as the lead Architect, really helped drive this forward." - Ruwan Jayaweera, PAE Associate Principal

A gorgeous design-build renovation, UW Parrington Hall, was recognized with a DBIA National Merit Award! Check out the s...
08/16/2021
University of Washington Parrington Hall

A gorgeous design-build renovation, UW Parrington Hall, was recognized with a DBIA National Merit Award! Check out the space and read more about project here: https://dbia.org/project/university-of-washington-parrington-hall/

University of Washington Parrington Hall 2021 | National Award — Merit | Rehabilitation / Renovation / Restoration Share this The 1902 historic Parrington Hall project is a $19M progressive design-build renovation included reconfiguring the 56,000 SF four-story classroom space. The Daniel J. Evans...

The City of Eugene will soon have a breathtaking community space, complete with CLT framework and radiant slab flooring....
08/05/2021

The City of Eugene will soon have a breathtaking community space, complete with CLT framework and radiant slab flooring. Excited to see the community in the space!

Some new posts are up on the PAE News + Views channel - from regenerative design services to Washington's Clean Building...
08/04/2021

Some new posts are up on the PAE News + Views channel - from regenerative design services to Washington's Clean Building's Act. Read them here: https://www.pae-engineers.com/news

Some new posts are up on the PAE News + Views channel - from regenerative design services to Washington's Clean Building's Act. Read them here: https://www.pae-engineers.com/news

Our creative and collaborative team wanted to create a space that utilized biophilia to engage children and promote deve...
07/29/2021
Investing in Washington’s Future: How the Capitol Campus Childcare Center Leverages Innovation through Experiential Learning – Mahlum

Our creative and collaborative team wanted to create a space that utilized biophilia to engage children and promote development through experimental and experiential activities. Check out the gorgeous new Capitol Campus Childcare Center at the Washington State Capitol on Mahlum’s blog:
https://www.mahlum.com/investing-in-washingtons-future/

Investing in Washington’s Future: How the Capitol Campus Childcare Center Leverages Innovation through Experiential Learning 07/14/202107/15/2021 Mahlum By Joseph Mayo A CAPITOL VISIONYoung children make sense of the world by engaging with the physical environment through movement and the use of t...

We are excited to join the ranks of Certified B-Corporations. Check out our latest blog post to read more about how this...
07/08/2021

We are excited to join the ranks of Certified B-Corporations. Check out our latest blog post to read more about how this next step coincides with our vision and standards to help us evolve. https://www.pae-engineers.com/news/articles/becoming-b-corp

We are excited to join the ranks of Certified B-Corporations. Check out our latest blog post to read more about how this next step coincides with our vision and standards to help us evolve. https://www.pae-engineers.com/news/articles/becoming-b-corp

A lot of hard work and dedication by our engineers this year. Three of our projects were honored for our engineering fea...
07/07/2021
DJC POWERLIST

A lot of hard work and dedication by our engineers this year. Three of our projects were honored for our engineering feats with a spot on the 2021 Daily Journal of Commerce's Power List – world renowned athletic facility, Hayward Field, innovative and energy efficient, Beaverton Public Safety Center, and the newly transformed COVID response clinic, USACE Alternative Care Facility (Eugene)! Check out the other top projects here: https://djcoregon.com/news/category/special-publications/power-list/

DJC POWERLIST

Nora is having the time of her life in the Oregon Zoo’s Polar Passage habitat. Check out the incredible features of the ...
07/06/2021
Polar Bears Inspire Visionary New Polar Passage Habitat

Nora is having the time of her life in the Oregon Zoo’s Polar Passage habitat. Check out the incredible features of the new digs in this video! We’re proud to be able to provide a happy and healthy place for the polar bears to roam and play.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9N1yMaRHU4

Polar Passage is almost complete!The zoo relies on public support to operate. The best way to make a difference is to make a donation right now, become a mem...

07/02/2021
Many challenges have been thrown in its path, but the PAE Living Building project team has not wavered in the face of it...
06/29/2021

Many challenges have been thrown in its path, but the PAE Living Building project team has not wavered in the face of it all. That is all thanks to the incredible crew and partners who have remained dedicated and loyal to the goals and vision. Read more about these hurdles and how the dedicated crew was able to overcome them in the cover story here or order your hard copy online! *Subscriber Content*
#PAELivingBuilding #sustainability #highperformancebuildings #livingbuildings
https://www.enr.com/articles/51979-pae-living-building-team-perseveres-through-pandemic-and-unwelcome-outside-forces
ZGF Architects, Walsh Construction Co., Edlen and Co, Carpentry Plus Inc., KPFF Portland, and many many more!

Many challenges have been thrown in its path, but the PAE Living Building project team has not wavered in the face of it all. That is all thanks to the incredible crew and partners who have remained dedicated and loyal to the goals and vision. Read more about these hurdles and how the dedicated crew was able to overcome them in the cover story here or order your hard copy online! *Subscriber Content*
#PAELivingBuilding #sustainability #highperformancebuildings #livingbuildings
https://www.enr.com/articles/51979-pae-living-building-team-perseveres-through-pandemic-and-unwelcome-outside-forces
ZGF Architects, Walsh Construction Co., Edlen and Co, Carpentry Plus Inc., KPFF Portland, and many many more!

Check out the awesome set of murals painted by Mountain View High School students to show their pride on the project sit...
06/22/2021
Evergreen students show appreciation to construction workers building their new school

Check out the awesome set of murals painted by Mountain View High School students to show their pride on the project site for their new high school. Coming in 2022, we’ve loved working on this school and seeing it come to life especially for reasons like this.
https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/evergreen-students-show-appreciation-to-construction-workers-building-their-new-school/283-84017147-afa9-4eef-b225-b52ec2ce2475

The new Mountain View High School is being built in Vancouver and will be completed in 2022. The contractor found a unique way to include students on the job site.

Check out the incredible WSU Animal Sciences facility on our blog to read how PAE provided cutting-edge technology solut...
06/03/2021

Check out the incredible WSU Animal Sciences facility on our blog to read how PAE provided cutting-edge technology solutions for one of the top veterinary teaching facilities in the nation. https://www.pae-engineers.com/news/articles/unique-av-solutions-for-animal-sciences

Check out the incredible WSU Animal Sciences facility on our blog to read how PAE provided cutting-edge technology solutions for one of the top veterinary teaching facilities in the nation. https://www.pae-engineers.com/news/articles/unique-av-solutions-for-animal-sciences

We really enjoyed interacting with K-12 students at this year’s MESA Day Career Fair, on the virtual conference platform...
06/02/2021

We really enjoyed interacting with K-12 students at this year’s MESA Day Career Fair, on the virtual conference platform and chatting about career paths in the AEC industry!

We really enjoyed interacting with K-12 students at this year’s MESA Day Career Fair, on the virtual conference platform and chatting about career paths in the AEC industry!

Join PAE Principal, Marc Brune, for a ½ day of hot topics in wood building design at the online symposium What’s New and...
05/26/2021

Join PAE Principal, Marc Brune, for a ½ day of hot topics in wood building design at the online symposium What’s New and What’s Next for Wood Design & Construction: Practical Education for Successful Projects on May 27. He'll be presenting on MEP Coordination in Mass Timber! Earn 3 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC credits. Speed network with other professionals and be entered into a giveaway to win wireless Bluetooth speakers! Cost $50.

May 27th! 30+ speakers will share insights into mass timber and wood-frame design - from market trends to rich technical resources for successful implementation.

Join us! See the full schedule and register at symposium.woodworks.org

The DJC Oregon took a deep dive into the building’s engineering systems of the PAE Living Building. Discover more about ...
05/18/2021
Systems within a highly efficient structure • Daily Journal of Commerce

The DJC Oregon took a deep dive into the building’s engineering systems of the PAE Living Building. Discover more about the water, waste, energy, and more in the subscription-only article that also features partners ZGF Architects and Walsh Construction Co.. https://bit.ly/3w5IYE7

The PAE Living Building is expected to live up to its name via innovative solutions for energy use, water use and more.

We hope everyone can get out and enjoy the fresh air this weekend and celebrate National Love a Tree Day!
05/14/2021

We hope everyone can get out and enjoy the fresh air this weekend and celebrate National Love a Tree Day!

We hope everyone can get out and enjoy the fresh air this weekend and celebrate National Love a Tree Day!

Emphasis on the ‘planning,’ sustainable campus planning holds a higher rate of success for reaching its goals, if discus...
05/13/2021

Emphasis on the ‘planning,’ sustainable campus planning holds a higher rate of success for reaching its goals, if discussed and mapped out early on. Read more about PAE’s strategy for sustainable master plans on our blog: https://www.pae-engineers.com/news/articles/sustainable-campus-planning

Emphasis on the ‘planning,’ sustainable campus planning holds a higher rate of success for reaching its goals, if discussed and mapped out early on. Read more about PAE’s strategy for sustainable master plans on our blog: https://www.pae-engineers.com/news/articles/sustainable-campus-planning

Thought leader Christian Agulles will be speaking about #sustainable #afforablehousing in the #bayarea Don’t miss why be...
05/11/2021
Affordable and Sustainable Multi-Family Housing: Strategies and Case Studies | Center for the Built Environment

Thought leader Christian Agulles will be speaking about #sustainable #afforablehousing in the #bayarea Don’t miss why beauty, sustainability, and financial goals can all work in harmony while helping to build a community. Register here: https://cbe.berkeley.edu/event/affordable-and-sustainable-multi-family-housing/

Affordable and Sustainable Multi-Family Housing: Strategies and Case Studies May 19, 2021 10 am-12 pm PDT A persistent housing shortage in California and beyond is driving demand for affordable, sustainable housing which also serves overarching concerns of equity and social justice. Many building in...

You can catch PAE’s Karina Hershberg on next week’s AIA Digital Design Series where she’ll be discussing microgrids! Reg...
05/07/2021
Digital Design Series - Microgrids — AIA Oregon

You can catch PAE’s Karina Hershberg on next week’s AIA Digital Design Series where she’ll be discussing microgrids! Register here:
https://www.aiaoregon.org/events/2021/5/12/digital-design-series-microgrids

Microgrids are an emerging trend gaining popularity for their dual purpose of building resiliency and sustainability benefits. This session explores the limitations and complexities of these systems, as well as the benefits they can bring to projects. Technical concepts will be grounded with case st

Congrats on the position, Ruwan, we know you will do well in the role!
05/06/2021

Congrats on the position, Ruwan, we know you will do well in the role!

Congrats on the position, Ruwan, we know you will do well in the role!

05/04/2021

An incredible transformation for the UO Hayward Field and we couldn’t be more excited to have been a part of it. Check out the preview here!
https://fb.watch/5fddOiVaRr/

Read this Daily Journal of Commerce article on how the PAE Living Building team was able to use creative and collaborati...
05/03/2021
Problem elicits a 'best-case solution' • Daily Journal of Commerce

Read this Daily Journal of Commerce article on how the PAE Living Building team was able to use creative and collaborative solutions for the challenges faced for the PV array limitations.
Grateful for our amazing team and partners: Walsh Construction Co. ZGF Architects Gerding Edlen Development REACH Community Development 🔒 Subscriber content.
https://djcoregon.com/news/2021/04/29/problem-elicits-best-case-solution/

The contribution of an off-site solar array allowed one project team to meet requirements of Living Building Challenge energy and equity petals.

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