Originally interested in architecture, Gordon changed both majors and schools in college when he realized his skillset was more suited to civil engineering, and his passion with traffic and transportation-related engineering. Upon completing his studies at the University of Arizona, he moved back to the Bay Area and found his way to BKF early on in 1997. He started in our San Jose office and later moved to lead a team at our Pleasanton location.
His 23-year career has mainly focused on transportation projects including highways, light and heavy rail, bridge work, grade separations, and the like. One project in particular which Gordon has enjoyed working on over the past 10 years is the Highway 101 Marin Sonoma Narrows HOV Widening project, which required a commitment to take the project from start to finish. “Sometimes projects like this can be overwhelming, but this one was so different and so dynamic,” he said. “It’s been great to be a part of and participate in the evolution and delivery of a major transportation project serving the public.”
Gordon says that having good clients with whom he has personal relationships and who participate as a partner in the process, can be directly attributable to a project’s success. “I enjoy the collaborative process, and when the client has invested blood, sweat, and tears along with you, you definitely get sense that you’re all in it together as a team.”