John R. Davis, PE
John R. Davis, PE, joined Keast & Hood in 1998 and has achieved award-winning results on structural challenges for buildings new and old. Architects appreciate John’s careful detailing while contractors respect his keen sense of constructability and ability to resolve field conditions with patience and creativity. He brings his meticulous attention to detail and conscientious sense of follow-through to any project on which he is involved. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology, American Institute of Steel Construction, and New Castle County, Delaware, Historic Review Board; member and past president of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers; and an adjunct faculty member at Delaware Technical & Community College. He is registered in Pennsylvania.
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.
Denise L. Richards, PE,
Denise L. Richards, PE, first worked with Keast & Hood from 2005-2007, rejoined the firm in 2009, and was named an Associate in 2013. Denise has proven herself as a highly organized and creative structural designer who collaborates well with architects, owners, and consultants. Denise bolsters her technical proficiency with strong project management skills and ability to coordinate complex designs with architects and resolve field issues with contractors during construction. Her excellent verbal and written communication skills are an asset when managing staff and describing technical design issues to clients and laypersons. Denise holds a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. She is a member of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers and a mentor with the ACE Mentor Program Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate.
Craig D. Swift SE LEED AP
Craig D. Swift, SE, LEED AP® has proven himself in over a decade of experience as a well-rounded engineer, an organized project leader, and a creative structural designer. With a keen interest in architectural design and history as well as strong experience collaborating with and representing the owner and contractor perspectives, Craig seeks to understand the goals of the entire project team and craft a structural solution that unites them. Craig joined Keast & Hood in 2010. Recognized as an influential member of the Washington, DC office he was promoted to Associate in 2014 in recognition of his unique holistic approach. In 2015 Craig established the firm’s new Charlottesville office which he continues to lead. Craig’s career has included extensive involvement with new construction, historic structures, and seismic analysis, design, and retrofit in the U.S. and abroad. Craig is an energetic and involved member of the design community, taking part in the Association for Preservation Technology, Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan Washington, and the American Institute for Steel Construction.
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.