A VISION FOR A NEW TYPE OF ENGINEERING FIRM
Jim Coughlin, Steve Porter and Terry Lundeen set out to create an engineering firm that provided superior quality, exceptional service and innovative designs. Coughlin Porter Lundeen was born!
We provide a full seismic retrofit to the former, 1.8 million square foot Sears Catalogue Distribution building. Home to Starbucks, it proved the firm’s first big break, and the beginning of a more than 25-year relationship between Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Daniels Real Estate and Starbucks. In coming years, we’d team up to complete nearly 100 projects.
ESTABLISH A COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
Since day one, Coughlin Porter Lundeen prioritizes giving back. Mary’s Place, which empowers homeless women, children and families to reclaim their lives, was one of our first nonprofit partnerships. Today we continue to emphasize giving, and our relationship with Mary’s Place has evolved to include volunteer days, donation drives and even our own Charity Poker Tournament.
BUILDING MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIPS
Coughlin Porter Lundeen continues to make a name for itself in Seattle. We emphasize relationship building, project passion, and flawless, quality work. Our work on countless schools, libraries, fire stations, and civic spaces eventually touches nearly every county in the state.
THE NISQUALLY EARTHQUAKE
One of the largest earthquakes in our area, the Nisqually Earthquake changes the way the Pacific Northwest region approaches seismic design. Partners, clients, and municipalities lean on our expertise and quick response in the aftermath.
The event further establishes our team’s seismic design credibility and strengthens our working relationships as we respond and rebuild together. Today, our portfolio, referrals, and repeat client rate, are a testament to those early years.
Within our walls, we not only make sure, but contribute to the continuous development of life safety code.