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Meet Shaun Stauffer, PE, LEED© AP
Group Leader, Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical engineering
Foundation and shoring design
Seismic evaluation

Redmond, WA


Along with his geotechnical colleagues at GeoEngineers, Shaun provides engineering design for the “earth” components of projects by evaluating the soil and groundwater loads on a structure and determining how much load the soil can support. In addition to his technical responsibilities, Shaun also has a management role, serving as geotechnical group leader for the north Puget Sound offices. 

Shaun says he really enjoys being outside and getting his hands dirty. “To be an effective geotechnical engineer, you really need to see and feel the soils to understand how they will respond during construction,” he says. “Every project is different and I learn something new every day.”

As a soils specialist, Shaun has a uniqe perspective on sustainability issues in the engineering and constuction industry. He earned a LEED© AP certification and works closely with architects and contractors to implement sustainable designs, including permeable pavements, use of recycled materials, stormwater infiltration and other low-impact development techniques. “I try to implement sustainable solutions as much as possible, both at work and at home,” he notes. 

In Shaun’s off time, he coaches his son’s youth baseball and football teams, is an avid poker player and enjoys the outdoors.


  • ACEC-Washington, Silver Award, Exceeding Client/Owner Needs, Olympic Pipeline Span Protection Project, Whatcom County, WA, 2011

  • ACEC-Washington, Gold Award, Original or Innovative Application of New or Existing Techniques, 1918 Eighth Avenue Shoring, Seattle, WA, 2011

  • ACEC-Washington, Silver Award-Complexity, Alaskan Way Earthquake Damage Repair, Seattle, WA, 2004

  • ACEC-Washington, Silver Award-Structural Systems, Renton Elevated Water Tanks Seismic Retrofit, Renton, WA, 2004

Selected Presentations & Articles

  • “Design and Construction of an Innovative Shoring System at a Challenging Urban Site in Seattle," presented by Shaun Stauffer, King Chin and John Byrne at the Earth Retention Conference, Bellevue, WA, 2010

Recent Field Notes

Are You Wasting Money?
By Shaun Stauffer, Mar 11, 2013
We’ve all heard recently about the fiscal cliff, budget cuts and...

Are You Prepared for Winter?
By Shaun Stauffer, Nov 4, 2011
The rains are here in the Pacific Northwest. Are you prepared? Rain...