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Male, born 09/18/1932, died 11/21/2008

Associated with the firms network

KPFF Consulting Engineers; Kelly and Pittelko, Consulting Engineers; Kelly, Pittelko, Fritz, and Forssen, Consulting Engineers

Professional History

U.S. Marine Corps stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, HI, c. 1956-1957; Partner, Kelly and Pittelko, Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA, c. 1960; Partner, Kelly, Pittelko, Fritz, and Forssen, Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA; Partner, KPFF, Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA, 1976-1988;

The firm, Kelly and Pittelko, early in its existence, got a great deal of engineering work after the 1964 Earthquake in Anchorage, AK. According to an obituary for Harvey Pittelko in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: "He [Pittelko] was noted for his work in rebar detailing for the foundation of Seattle’s Space Needle and for many reconstruction projects in Alaska after the 1964 Anchorage earthquake. Pittelko retired from KPFF in 1988." (SeeAccessed 08/16/2010.)


Coursework, Columbia University, New York, NY; Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL; M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL;


Pittelko was born in Chicago, IL, and came to Seattle with his wife in 1958; he died at his residence in the Seahurst neighborhood of Burien, WA.

His parents were Walter F. (06/26/1903-02/1982) and Agnes Pittelko; his parents were German immigrants who came to the U.S. c. 1880;

Married June Pittelko at Westchester, IL, on 02/11/1956;

Three children: David Pittelko of Seattle, WA; Sharon Pittelko Lambuth (married John Lambuth) of Des Moines, WA; Douglas Pittelko (married Ozlem Pittelko) of Kamas, UT;

Member, Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship, Seattle, WA; Member, Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, WA; he enjoyed swimming, hunting and fishing for recreation.

Associated Locations

  • Chicago, IL (Architect's Birth)
    Chicago, IL

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  • Seahurst, Burien, WA (Architect's Death)
    Seahurst, Burien, WA

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    Pittelko died at his home in Seahurst, WA.

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