Thomas O’Dell, PE
Thomas joined GRI in 2014 after finishing his Masters in Geotechnical Engineering at UC Berkeley. As a senior engineer, he is responsible for planning and executing field exploration programs, providing construction observation, and engineering analysis. He has extensive experience with foundation design and construction, landslide evaluation, and shored excavations.
What interests you most about geotechnical engineering?
The most interesting aspect of geotechnical engineering is that there are often multiple solutions to any problem, which allows us to work creatively to meet a client’s need.
What is your favorite project completed at GRI?
My favorite project completed at GRI was the Patriot Hall Renovation at Clatsop Community College.
What is your favorite thing about working at GRI?
The best thing about working at GRI is the people. I feel fortunate to have coworkers that help create an interesting and friendly work environment.
BS Civil Engineering, Oregon State University
MS Geoengineering, University of California, Berkeley