SEATTLE FIRE FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Porter, P.E., LEED AP
The most challenging civil engineering projects are Steve’s favorites – cutting-edge green designs, complex urban infills, and healthcare or high-tech data centers that require careful planning to maintain 24/7 operations. Steve’s depth of experience has earned him lasting relationships with public agencies and regulators. A skilled mediator, he bridges the divide that can often exist between clients and regulatory agencies. This allows him to be a powerful advocate for his clients, effectively addressing agency concerns, expediting the permit process, and keeping development projects on schedule. An advocate of sustainable design long before it became mainstream, Steve provides practical solutions that reflect the firm’s belief that sustainability is - and always has been - a component of quality design that equally benefits a building’s community, tenants, and owner.