Klingner has introduced sectors to its internal structure. These new sectors – including Vertical, Horizontal, Water, and Field – aim to strengthen project delivery by implementing streamlined processes and enabling targeted collaboration.

The move is in response to the expanding client needs and project demands witnessed by the firm in recent years.

“Klingner has always had and continues to have a strong focus on quality and technical expertise,” said Chief Operating Officer, Lance Schuette, PE. “As our firm grows and diversifies, the creation of sectors reaffirms that commitment, while enhancing our project delivery, to better serve our clients.”

Sector leaders were chosen from within the firm based upon their history of leadership, wealth of experience, and specialized capabilities:

  • Joseph Knochel, PE, LEED GA – Vertical Sector: Knochel contributes 19 years of architectural engineering design and leadership. In recent years, he has managed many of the firm’s large-scale educational and industrial projects. The Vertical Sector encompasses architecture and interior design, as well as structural and mechanical, plumbing, and electrical engineering.
  • D. Cullan Duke, PLA, LEED AP, BD+C – Horizontal Sector: Duke, who has been with Klingner for 31 years, has a diverse background in parks and land development, site planning, and landscape architecture. The Horizontal Sector covers Klingner’s civil / site and transportation engineering projects.
  • Gavin Risley, PE, CFM – Water Sector: For the past 14 years, Risley has specialized in the hydraulic and hydrologic engineering and permitting services for federal, state, local, and private clients. The Water Sector includes all water resources, drinking water, and wastewater design.
  • Bryan Bross, PE, RG – Field Sector: Bross, who has spent 30 years with Klingner, has been instrumental on hundreds of projects and is well-known for his risk-based corrective action solutions and subsurface investigation strategies. The Field Sector focuses on land surveying, geotechnical and environmental engineering, and construction phase services.

By setting new standards within like services, this group is already paving the way forward in our ever-evolving landscape of engineering and design.