Michel Sotura, PE

Principal, Mechanical Engineering


Meet Michel

Michel is a mechanical engineering principal in our Seattle office. His experience includes healthcare facility renovations and upgrades, higher education projects, commercial buildings, central utility plants, and aerospace manufacturing facilities.

Michel has specialized in the engineering and management of projects for a major aerospace manufacturing company in the Northwest.  As the leader of multidiscipline engineering teams (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, architecture) he has successfully led hundreds of projects for critical infrastructure upgrades, central utility plants and distribution (chilled water, condenser water, hot water, compressed air, and steam systems), airplane painting facilities, aircraft production line upgrades, engineering office renovations, and engineering studies.

Michel has been instrumental in developing Coffman Seattle’s capabilities as a prime consultant for large engineering projects. As a prime consultant, Coffman collaborates directly with owners to provide engineering studies, preliminary concept design, complete engineering documents for bidding and awarding, construction support, and systems commissioning.

Professional Organizations

  • Past President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE).


  • Dual-Fan System, 2011, ASHRAE Journal, Best Technology Award Case Studies.


  • 2010 ASHRAE First Place for Mechanical Systems for Boeing Building 18-26.