Hank Knight – Formula 1 fan, accomplished piano player and sous chef in the kitchen
Hank joined us this summer after receiving his undergrad from the University of Washington where he’ll continue to pursue his masters in Structural Engineering. Inquisitive and unequivocally passionate about his future in engineering, he brings breadth in his area of interests. Hank departs Coughlin Porter Lundeen to begin research at UW on an WSDOT-funded project studying how torsion, twisting and cracking, affects the strength and stability of prestressed concrete girders.
With a few internships under his belt now, we asked him how his experience here compares. “Work at Coughlin Porter Lundeen will certainly be the reference point I will judge other opportunities against. My experience here has been very positive, and this internship has given me great insights into what I would like my future workplace to be like. My encounters this summer have really opened my eyes more to what work is like in industry versus in school. We were given very meaningful work that was instrumental to actual delivery and progress on projects—there were real responsibilities and deadlines to meet.”
Hank’s favorite project he worked on was Vulcan’s West Main, a three-tower development in downtown Bellevue. “The hands-on practical work I’ve had will positively influence my performance in courses and how I approach engineering problems in the future. There is an incredible company culture here that combines hard work, excellent results, and meticulous attention to detail on projects with great levels of support, kindness, and fun people/activities outside of the office.” Wherever Hank lands, we can claim with certainty they will be lucky to have him.