Our diverse staff shares a foundation in excellent engineering education.

We are committed to the ongoing professional development of our staff through professional associations and continuing education.

Jim Harriott

Jim Harriott, P.E., S.E. James A. Harriott, P.E. Jim has been practicing structural engineering for more than 20 years. His strength lies in understanding the issues of constructability and architecture, and integrating the structural design with these demands. Jim is the president of the firm and shares financial and human-resources management duties with Todd.

Education: M.S.C.E., University of California, 1990
B.S.C.E., University of Washington, 1987

Registrations: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii

Affiliations: Structural Engineers Association of Washington
American Concrete Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
AIA Seattle

Todd Valentine

Todd Valentine, P.E., S.E. Todd has 12 years of experience as a consulting engineer. His experience includes the design of numerous residences and retail structures constructed of wood, steel, masonry, and concrete. Todd manages projects through all phases of design and construction. Todd is also responsible for billing.

Education: B.S.C.E., Florida State University, 1994

Registrations: Washington

Doug Clair

Doug Clair, P.E.  Doug has been practicing structural engineering since his graduation from the University of Washington in 2012. As a partner in the firm, he provides project management services from initial client consultation through design and construction.  Doug enjoys working with clients to provide the most efficient and economical structural solutions to bring even the most creative architectural design concepts to life.  Outside of the office, Doug can be found coaching, watching or playing baseball. Go Mariners!

Education: B.S.C.E, University of Washington, 2012

Registrations: Washington, California

Kevin Tsuchida

Kevin Tsuchida, E.I.T.  Having spent the last three years at Harriott Valentine, Kevin is enthusiastic about seeing a project through all stages of design and construction. He values being able to work in close contact with the contractors and owners directly, and often personally, invested in the project. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing soccer at Greenlake and searching for the best Mexican food in the city.

Education: B.S.C.E., University of Washington, 2014

Katheryn Warner


Kathryn Warner, P.E. Kathryn has 20-plus years of design and engineering experience with a wide variety of structures, including residential and commercial buildings, as well as architectural signage and ornamentation structural support. Her material experience encompasses wood, steel and aluminum, concrete and masonry materials. Whether a small addition or a large facility, Kathryn works closely with clients and consultants from other disciplines, utilizing her dual architectural and engineering degrees for effective communication from Schematic Design through Construction.

Education: B.S.C.E University of Washington, 1992
                  B.A. Architecture, University of Washington, 1982

Registrations: Washington, Oregon, Montana

Brian Kirkwood

Brian Kirkwood.  Brian joined Harriott Valentine after a 25-year military career and a short stint in aviation test and evaluation engineering.  With prior leadership and project management experience, Brian now enjoys the technical and design aspects of being at Harriott Valentine.  His jump to structural engineering was fueled by the region’s rapid growth, combined with the nexus of complex environmental and civic issues facing Puget Sound.  Brian enjoys Husky football and continues to support the University of Washington department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Education: B.S.C.E, University of Washington, 1987
                  M.S. National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, 2009

Todd Fisher

Todd Fisher, P.E.  After over a decade working as a software developer, Todd has transferred his talents from the technology sector to the construction industry, where he has been practicing structural engineering for the past few years. Upon graduation from the structural engineering master’s program at San Jose State, Todd has relocated to Seattle where he can be found spending his time outside of work hiking and enjoying the sights of the Pacific Northwest.

Education: M.S.C.E., San Jose State, 2017
                  B.S.C.E., San Jose State, 2012

Registrations: California


Jack Hupp, E.I.T.  After completing his undergraduate degree, Jack, a native Minnesotan, sought more mountains in his life and came out to Seattle to work with Habitat for Humanity. He liked the area so much, he stayed for grad school. Jack likes applying his knowledge from his residential construction days with Habitat to improve the constructability of his designs. Outside the office you’ll find Jack on the ultimate field throwing plastic, in the mountains dangling from a rope or in a kayak fighting the currents of the Sound.

Education: M.S.C.E., University of Washington, 2017
                  B.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2015


Colleen Harriott