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Richard Saunders SE, PE

Engineering Practice Leader
“I am an advocate for the value and ingenuity HOK can bring to a project through our interdisciplinary expertise. I am a firm believer that the most creative and useful ideas come from the collaboration between architects and engineers on a project.”

As the engineering practice leader for HOK’s Atlanta studio, Rich brings a commitment to excellence and an attention to detail to projects of all types. With 20 years of experience, he has led the engineering for numerous award-winning projects recognized by ENR, Fast Company, NCSEA, AISC and more.

Rich is well versed in the use of industry codes and technology to optimize structural systems for cost-effectiveness and sustainability. With experience in long span structures, erection engineering, modular construction techniques and evaluation of existing structures, he has played an instrumental role in the design and delivery of some of HOK’s most challenging and important projects. Rich is a licensed professional engineer in eight states—Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas—and is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, Georgia and Hawaii.



Virginia Tech
Master of Science, Structural Engineering

University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

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