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

Professional History


Co-founder/Partner/Executive Vice-President/Director, Kelly, Pittelko, Fritz, and Forssen (KPFF), Consulting Engineers Seattle, WA, 1964-1975; Vice President Seaports and Alaska practice, Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, (DMJM), 1976 -1980.

Executive Vice President/Regional Director USWC and Pacific for Seaport Projects, Halcrow Consulting Engineers, Ltd., 2004-2006; the British civil engineering firm, Halcrow, was purchased by CH2MHill on 11/11/2011.

Vice-President for Architecture and Structural Engineering/Vice-President for Seaport Projects, URS Corporation,
1987-2009. Principal, Forssen Consulting Engineers, Bellevue, WA, 01/2011- ; the firm had an office at 424 167th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008.



B.S.C.E., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1956. Coursework, M.B.A., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, c. 1966. Forssen finished coursework required for a Master's of Business Administration at UW, but did not finish his thesis. At UW, Forssen served as a ASCE Student Chapter Officer and was the Chairman, Engineering Open House; Forssen belonged to the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.


The UW student yearbook, the Tyee, named Forssen a "Tyee Outstanding Senior."

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