Craig Swift Promoted to Associate
Keast & Hood named structural engineer Craig D. Swift, PE, SE, LEED AP, an Associate of the firm. Based in the Washington office since 2010, Swift provides project management and structural engineering design for projects in the U.S. and abroad.
“Craig has proven himself as a well-rounded engineer, an organized project manager, and a creative structural designer,” said Principal Matthew J. Daw, PE, LEED AP, “He has been recognized for his commitment and contributions, which have been a critical part of the firm’s continued growth.”
Swift has over 10 years of structural engineering experience, including extensive involvement with seismic analysis, design, and retrofit in the U.S. and Haiti. He recently managed earthquake repairs at the Baltimore Basilica in Baltimore, Md., Gymnasium Vincent in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the Sherman Building in Washington, D.C. He also oversaw renovations to the University of Virginia Pavilions X and VII.
Swift’s current involvement ranges from renovations at Gettysburg College and Virginia Tech to design for new construction at Old Dominion University, management of a multi-year continuing services civil and structural engineering contract for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and additional work in Haiti, including pro bono structural design for an orphanage and a school.
Swift holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a structural/earthquake focus from UCLA and a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech. He is a registered engineer in Maryland and California, where he also holds the Registered Structural Engineer (SE) designation. Swift is a Licensed Volunteer Disaster Service Worker for the State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and has served on the Montgomery (Md.) County Historic Preservation Commission.