About   >  John Voekel, PE

 

JOHN VOEKEL, PE

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

CA: PE C 86149

OR: 90078PE

WA: 55106

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Master of Science

Structural Engineering, Mechanics, & Materials

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Master of Arts

Architecture

 

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts

Russian Literature

John is a Principal and Founder of Framework Engineering and is based out of Portland, Ore. With formal training in both Architecture and Engineering and more than a decade of experience working in the industry, his professional work strives to achieve resilient structural solutions that realize the design intent of the owner and architect. 

Notable projects include carefully detailed residential construction and commercial interiors, sustainable straw-bale with shotcrete structures, and innovative steel frames for high-seismic areas.

John believes in the honest use of materials and a hands-on, participatory approach. This typically means more attention to detail, extra time spent on-site and a close collaboration between design and building teams leads. Experience has shown that there is no substitute for working through a problem with your own hands, nor anything more fun and rewarding!

 

BEFORE FRAMEWORK

John taught as a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley and performed research on energy efficient structural wall systems at the Richmond Field Station. He also won a design competition for a shade structure to be built at the San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing -- as much an Architectural design as a feat of Engineering -- and won an award from the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) for the design and engineering of an addition to an existing Berkeley bungalow.

john voekel

Member: AWS, TFEC, AWC, SEAO

 

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