GRI’s Newest Principal

Schlechter_web_2We are excited to announce that Scott Schlechter has been promoted to Principal at GRI.

Scott joined GRI in 2000 after completing his Master’s degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering at Oregon State University.  Throughout his career, Scott has excelled, quickly becoming recognized as a leader in the field.  In 2011, Scott’s efforts were recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Oregon Section when he received the Young Engineer of the Year award.  Scott has been active in leadership roles with ASCE and ACEC throughout his professional career and is currently serving on the ASCE Coast Oceans Ports and Rivers Institute national committee.  Scott leads GRI’s earthquake engineering group and has co-authored several papers on seismic design of pile-supported structures in sloping embankments with soft or liquefiable soils.

Scott is a professional engineer in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Wyoming, and a professional geotechnical engineer in Oregon.  He has completed seismic and geotechnical design studies for many infrastructure projects, including two large campus expansion projects at Oregon Health & Science University, the planned Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, and the Port of Newport International Terminal project in Newport, Oregon, which recently received the American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon’s 2014 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence.

We are thrilled to have Scott as a part of the GRI family, and proud to offer him this well-earned promotion.