“Building owners’ expectations are higher than ever, and so are ours. Engineering firms today have to provide a lot more value than just lines on a paper.”

  1. Influences

    “I remember when I found my dad’s old electric train. It didn’t work, so I took it apart, put it back together, and then it did work. So he said ‘maybe you should be an engineer.’ He might have been confusing engineering with being a train engineer, but that always stuck with me.”

  2. Motivation

    “I love the projects that aren’t run-of-the-mill. The drying oven exhaust system with over 200,000 CFM at 600 degrees. Or Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, where I was working on a building with such a renowned history of acoustics…creating a whole new front end…expanding the lobby…figuring out an entirely new air system. Those are the challenges that get me going.”

  1. Engineering

    “Building owners’ expectations are higher than ever, and so are ours. Engineering firms today have to provide a lot more value than just lines on a paper. We need to be able to talk about energy and always improve the value our systems provide—so the Owner can feel good about every dollar they’re spending.”

  2. Culture

    “One of the things that makes Dunham unique is our ability to transition leadership roles within the company. We’re on our third generation of leadership, and we’re still growing and maintaining a successful business. Not every firm can do that. And that’s a great reason for clients to trust us and for younger engineers to come here. For clients, it shows stability. For engineers, it makes you think, ‘Wow, someday I could be sitting in the corner office and playing a leadership role.’ And that’s important.”