Patrick T. Fair, PE, CDT
Patrick T. Fair, PE, CDT, has over 20 years of experience in structural engineering for buildings. Since joining Keast & Hood in 1999, he has worked on some of the firm’s higher profile projects wherein both his design and organizational skills have shone brightly. He was promoted to Associate in 2006. Whether the medium is concrete, steel, masonry or wood, Patrick sculpts structures to meet the most demanding designs. He is proficient at incorporating challenging designs into difficult terrain, and at converting structures for new uses. In addition to his project work, Patrick serves as Director of Technology, managing the firm’s analysis, design, and drafting programs, setting company standards for the presentation of drawing information, monitoring advancements in BIM and CAD technology, and working with IT to optimize performance of our cloud computing program. He earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1988. He is registered in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia, and is a member of the Masonry Society and the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers.
Jonathan S. Price, PE, CDT, LEED AP
Jonathan S. Price, PE, CDT, LEED AP, joined Keast & Hood in 2003 after creating and managing a structural division at a local design-build firm. Previously, he served as chief structural engineer for a large A/E firm. Jon’s structural creativity and collaboration with design teams stems from his leadership roles and experience with projects on both coasts, across the country, and internationally. With an analytical eye and practical mindset, Jon solves complex problems by reducing them to simple components that facilitate resolution. He was promoted to Associate in 2006. Jon is a teacher and mentor both within and outside the firm. He augments his project responsibilities by serving as the firm’s quality assurance manager and training coordinator and by teaching as Adjunct Professor of Structures at Philadelphia University. Jon earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1977 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in 1992. He is registered in twelve states, and is a member of the Engineer’s Club of Philadelphia.
Rachel E. Tyler, PE
Rachel E. Tyler, PE is a key member of the Washington, DC office. She joined the firm in 2012 and has over 13 years of experience, including a background in solving complex structural engineering problems, design of new construction, and renovations to existing and historic structures. After repeatedly proving herself as a skilled and responsive leader she was promoted to Associate in 2017. She effectively leads projects from design development through construction and is well-versed in field surveys, load analyses, development of schematic design, and final detailing. She has a track record of successful collaboration with architects, builders, clients, and other engineers. Her high quality project execution is well respected among colleagues and clients. Rachel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University in 2004 and became a registered professional engineer in 2010. She is an avid volunteer and mentor, serving on the advisory boards for Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School and is part of the Gala Planning Committee for the Structural Engineer’s Association of Metropolitan Washington. Rachel also works with the Architecture in the Schools (AIS) program through the Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF) where she teaches structural engineering to underprivileged students throughout the District of Columbia.