Steve Hawk, SE

Managing Principal, Structural Engineering


Meet Steve

Steve is the managing principal for the Portland office and an experienced structural engineer. Steve is a graduate of Washington State University and began his career with Coffman in Spokane. Over a decade ago, Steve moved to Oregon, to support Coffman’s growth, and leads the Portland office located at the Sixth + Main building downtown. Steve and the Portland team are working to expand the Coffman brand, build relationships with local clients and partners, and deliver great work. As an avid windsurfer and fisherman, Steve enjoys the Oregon lifestyle and weaves regional values of innovation and sustainability into his work.

Steve is an experienced structural engineer and works with reinforced concrete and masonry, structural steel, and timber across many different project types, including industrial, healthcare, federal and military, multi-family housing, mixed use development, hospitality, pharmaceutical, energy, wine/beer production and distribution, and retail. Steve has taught civil engineering courses, steel design, at Gonzaga University for multiple semesters, and he is currently an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching masonry design.

Professional Organizations

  • Structural Engineers Association of Washington; State President 2007-2008; President of the Spokane Chapter 2005-2006.
  • 2020 Co-Chair; DBIA Oregon Programs Committee.

Community Affiliations

  • Portland State University; Adjunct Professor, Masonry Design; 2017-current.
  • Gonzaga University; Adjunct Professor, Spokane, WA; Fall of 2007, Fall of 2008, Fall of 2009.
  • Horizon Christian School; High School Small Group Mentor, Hood River, Oregon; 2012-2017.