Kyle Steuck Associate

Office Seattle

Direct Email ksteuck@degenkolb.com
 
 
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I moved to Seattle from Texas for a two-year stint with plans to return to Austin after getting my master’s degree. That was more than 10 years ago. I fell in love with the Northwest’s cities and natural landscape. Living in Seattle has given me the opportunity to work on a wide range of building evaluations, retrofits, and new designs. I’m interested in how our cities work, and in particular extending the lifespans of key structures (new or old) to keep a diverse stock of buildings. I chair the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) and Degenkolb Sustainability committees, focusing on durability, building adaptation, and reuse. I am also a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute with a focus on seismic hazard analysis as it applies to building evaluation and design.

Joined the Firm:
2008

Little Known Fact:
I got to ride my bike alongside Robin Williams for a short stretch. He was funnier than I could ever hope to be, and it turns out he could ride faster too.

Client or Business Philosophy:
We solve problems by drawing. Our clients want a place to live, to work, to heal. Our job is to support those needs -- both literally and figuratively.

Virtues:
Working as a lab tech at the University of Texas, I got to build formwork, tie rebar, weld steel, and pour concrete. I always keep that experience in mind when drawing our details.

Vices:
Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. Theo chocolate.

Favorite Degenkolb Story:
During a site visit on a warm afternoon, a group of us piled into a cramped elevator with the facility manager, just for a two-floor ride to the roof. When the elevator stopped between the floors, he dropped his head and said his guys would have to come get us. Something tells me we were stuck in that elevator just a bit longer than necessary while the facilities crew bailed out their boss.

Special Interests:
Bikes, hiking, travel.