This definition lies at the core of Equilibrium Engineers’ mission. As structural engineers, we develop solutions that help ensure equilibrium in the built environment, allowing for people to live their lives safely at work, home and play. Since 2003, Equilibrium Engineers has been applying our expertise and creativity to find the balance point between vision and practicality on each structure we work on.
EQUILIBRIUM: A state of physical balance.
We recognize that the key to the firm's success lies in our ability to provide a level of service that consistently exceeds our clients' expectations. Quality service forms the foundation for the production of engineering documents that are complete, comprehensive and coordinated with all other disciplines.
We pride ourself on our ability to effectively communicate the structural needs on a project in a creative, constructive manner that can be easily understood and addressed. We realize that most errors on projects are a result of some form of breakdown in communication and we have the tools and experience to avoid these pitfalls.
We are committed to providing structural solutions that balance the strength and stability requirements with the budget and constructability constraints of each project. Our diverse project experience enables the firm to confidently work with any building material and on projects of all
degrees of complexity.
Starting out as a one-man shop in 2003, Equilibrium Engineers has grown steadily in response to the needs of our client base. The size of our firm and diversity of backgrounds of our staff allows us to provide experience-based service in a timely and affordable fashion. We pride ourselves on our reputation as being creative, responsive and fun partners and work hard every day to build on that reputation.
Our firm is fortunate to have significant depth of experience on projects in all major market sectors. We enjoy the unique challenges that each project brings, and relish the opportunities we are given to develop creative solutions that achieve both the project’s vision and improved community resilience. We work hard at staying abreast of the latest technologies and trends in building construction as well as advancements in building codes so that our designs are relevant, practical and safe.
We specialize in structural engineering and design and work with both architectual firms as well
as owners and developers directly. We are located in Lake Oswego, Oregon, 8 miles south of
downtown Portland. We are a small firm with a diverse client base. Our size and diverse
projects combine to create a dynamic work atmosphere.
A new home for the chimps at the Oregon Zoo, this project included a 4,000 square foot cable-stayed mesh enclosure that reaches 42 feet in the air. The enclosure is thought to be the biggest play structure in the metro area--go to the zoo and judge for yourself! This project won the Top Special Use Structure Award in the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon’s (SEAO) Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards in 2021.
Our firm is riding the mass timber wave on this new two-story 50,000 square foot office/classroom building for Portland Community College. Designed based on the principles of Design Justice and Sustainability, this building will serve students and the surrounding neighborhood, offering resources and a place to gather. The project is slated to start construction in early 2022.
Wait...you’re converting a library to a brewery? Sure, we can help with that! Oregon City Brewing will be bringing their brews to Canby in this soon-to-be-renovated library space. A new covered rooftop terrace will afford visitors a 180 degree view of downtown Canby while they sample the libations. Cheers!