Frederick C. Baumert, PE, CCS
Frederick C. Baumert, PE, CCS, joined Keast & Hood in 1980 after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University and was named a principal in 1989. A legacy member of the firm, Fred’s father is former principal Carl Baumert, Jr., PE, who practiced with KH from 1958-2014. Fred’s keen ability to see through project complexities, his calm under pressure, and his ability to articulate and resolve problems have made him a valued contributor during the firm’s recent decades and to some of its most significant new and historic work. Practical and pragmatic, Fred listens and communicates well, making him a go-to resource for teammates and clients. He’s equally willing to share his knowledge and experience with younger engineers as he is to ascend the top of Billy Penn’s hat on Philadelphia City Hall. Among his many professional involvements, Fred sits on the buildings and grounds committee at Bryn Mawr College, where his owner’s perspective informs his daily engineering work with issues of operating efficiency, serviceability, and life-cycle costs.
Constantine (Dean) Doukakis, PE
Constantine (Dean) G. Doukakis, PE, leads by example, with an exceptional work ethic, confidence, and attention to detail. He joined Keast & Hood in 1986 and was named a principal in 1989. Dean uses his depth of experience to see beyond immediate engineering issues and understand larger implications of any project. He thinks not only in structural terms of how to address problems, but is mindful of the perspectives of owners and architects. Dean’s focus on relationships and the vested interests of all have made him a valued partner to many long-term clients. His eye for detail makes him a favorite of design-oriented architects for complex institutional projects, where creativity and economy are delicately balanced. A firm but patient teacher and mentor, Dean guides staff in the office and serves as an adjunct faculty for the Department of Construction Management, College of Engineering, at Drexel University, where he earned B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering degrees in 1981 and 1988. He also serves on the advisory board for the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering department at Drexel. Dean’s extensive professional involvement includes past presidencies of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers and the Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia.
Thomas J. Normile, PE
Thomas J. Normile, PE, delves into the engineering principles that underlie each design. He analyzes code, researches options, and brings his own structural creativity to any challenge. In doing so, he elicits solutions that are simple, elegant, and effective. Since joining Keast & Hood in 1996, Tom has become known for his thoughtfulness, communication skills, and strong mentoring. He is equally fervent about working as part of a team as he is in developing responsive structural designs. Tom earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and, prior to Keast & Hood, held structural engineering positions both domestically and abroad. An active participant in the local design and construction community, Tom maintains involvement with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and sits on the Design on the Delaware steering committee. He has served as president of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, director of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers, and treasurer of the Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia.
Denise L. Richards, PE
Denise L. Richards, PE, has over 15 years of professional experience, 11 of them with Keast & Hood. She joined the firm in 2005, was named an Associate in 2013, and elevated to Principal in 2017. Denise has proven herself as a highly organized and creative structural designer who collaborates well with architects, owners, and consultants. She 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. She is registered in Pennsylvania.
John R. Davis, PE
John R. Davis, PE, has over 20 years of structural engineering experience. Since joining Keast & Hood in 1998, John has achieved award-winning results on structural challenges for buildings new and old. He was promoted to Associate in 2013 and named a Principal in 2017, recognizing contributions that encompass both firm and project leadership. 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. John regularly presents on the details and surprises inherent in preservation engineering and is a past contributor to Civil Engineering magazine. He is registered in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.