Jason Bock, PE


Jason joined GRI in 2013 and has been practicing in the geotechnical field since 2003. He received his masters of science and bachelor of science in Civil Engineering from Portland State University. As a Principal, Jason is responsible for leading project pursuits, mentoring younger staff, and managing projects with a strong emphasis on seismic performance based design and numerical modeling. Jason is passionately involved in seismic research as well as sitting on the ASCE 7 seismic ground motions and soil structure interaction committees. His involvement in research and code committees aims to increase our understanding of seismic hazards while improving seismic design methodologies to benefit the communities safety.

What interests you most about geotechnical engineering?
Geotechnical Engineering is a relatively young profession with lots of room for innovations and improvement. It allows me to think outside the box and develop new solutions to common problems.

What is your favorite project completed at GRI?
Portland International Airport – PDX Next – Terminal Core Redevelopment

What is your favorite thing about working at GRI?
I love both the people and the projects I get to work on.  I feel fortunate and blessed that my job is not just something I do to make money, but is something I am personally passionate about and have the opportunity to work with others that feel the same way. 

Favorite meal?
Elk/Venison Backstrap with a mint/parsley based Chimichurri, smashed fingerling potatoes, roasted green beans, and a glass of Tamarack Cabernet Franc or AH Hirsch 16yr.

BS Civil Engineering, Portland State University
MS Civil Engineering, Portland State University