WRK provides structural engineering design and consulting services to education clients through new building design and renovation of existing facilities. WRK provides cost-effective structural system solutions through the creative adaptation of structural building materials to suit each projects unique needs.

Ridgefield High School Addition

Ridgefield, Washington

Provided structural design for a new 54,000 sq. ft. high school addition. The project included a new 12,400 sq. ft. classroom building, a 41,000 sq. ft. gymnasium & two-story multi-purpose/performing arts space and extensive softball and football stadium improvements. The performing arts space included multi-level catwalks and a fly loft for theater production. The project structural systems included extensive use of structural steel, CMU, concrete, wood and light-gauge metal framing. The project also include renovation of the existing cafeteria space which resulted in targeted seismic strengthening of the existing building.

Clark County Skills Center School of Cosmetology Building 500

Vancouver, Washington

Provided structural design for this new 15,000 sq. ft. cosmetology educational building on the Clark County Skills Center campus. The building program consists of classrooms, computer laboratories, and cosmetology stations. The building structure consists of conventional wood frame construction with a mixture of structural steel and heavy timber elements to achieve “floating canopies” and a clear story space to maximize building daylighting.

Clark County Skill Center Building 600

Vancouver, Washington

Provided structural design for this new 8,000 sq. ft. aviation technology educational facility. The building includes a large open airplane hangar space for aircraft maintenance education. In addition, a large clearstory provides daylighting for the education work spaces. The building structure includes both CMU shear walls and structural steel braced frames to achieve the specialty spaces needed for the aviation technology program.

Clark College Early Learning Center

Vancouver, Washington

Provided structural engineering services for this 5,000 sq. ft. one-story early childhood education facility. The building provides classroom and multi-purpose spaces along with a kitchen, art room and children’s library. Project included extensive use of exposed heavy timber wood framing elements and reuse of on-site harvested timber for building columns.

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Wesley Wills, Southern States LLC.

"The benefit of working with WRK is that they are creative. I work with many engineers that are very conservative–they prefer to stick to standard details. WRK brings innovative solutions and enjoys the challenge of using new technologies that might be less costly and easier to construct. Brian was trained to be innovative, and his firm operates the same way."

Jeff McGraw, MWA Architects

"What separates WRK from other firms is a working, hands-on, experience based knowledge. They’re not just theory based. Everyone, including construction crews, is impressed with WRK’s response time. When we had a question or minor changes, they responded within hours. My experience with WRK has been nothing but good."

Casey Scoggins, Tennessee Valley Authority

"I trust WRK. It isn’t about being the biggest firm, it is about getting the work done correctly."

Matt Weisensee, PacifiCorp

"WRK consistently provides creative solutions for highly sensitive projects. Approaching each project as if it is unique is highly valuable."

Casey Wyckoff, LSW Architects

"The WRK team is easy to work with, knowledgeable, and they have the credentials. They are approachable, they listen, respond and do what they can to meet our needs without argument. Over many years their work has been consistent, always learning and adapting."

Leon Kempner, Bonneville Power Administration

"I value WRK’s nuts-and-bolts approach with their ability to communicate in the field and provide constructable solutions. Historic projects can be convoluted, which can cause structural engineers to jump through hoops. This can be difficult for many engineers, but not WRK. They are great at considering and explaining all of the options with the understanding that structural isn’t driving the design."

Eric Philps, SERA Architects

Additional Experience

  • CAS Laboratory Building*

    WSCC Anatomy Lab Building*

    Vancouver, Washington

    Bambino’s International Learning Center*

    Hood River, Oregon

    Science Building I, Portland State University*

    Portland, Oregon

    Kohler Pavilion, Oregon Health & Science University*

    Portland, Oregon

    Heritage High School, Evergreen School District*

    Vancouver, Washington

    Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School*

    Rockaway Beach, Oregon

    King’s Way High School*

    Vancouver, Washington

    Central Catholic High School Addition*

    Portland, Oregon

    Clark College Penguin Student Union Building*

    Vancouver, Washington

    Corvallis School District Seismic Evaluations*

    Corvallis, Oregon

    Weatherford Hall, Oregon State University*

    Corvallis, Oregon

    St. Albert’s Hall, St. Mary’s College*

    Moraga, California

    Culver Middle School*

    Culver, Oregon

    Culver Elementary School*

    Culver, Oregon

  • *Project performed while with another firm

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