KPFF Consulting Engineers

KPFF Consulting Engineers

KPFF has been providing broad-based engineering services to our clients since 1960. Our practice is built on technical excellence, creativity, dependability, and successful long-term relationships. We are proud of our leadership position in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction industry.

Company details

1601 Fifth Avenue Suite 1600 , Seattle , Washington 98101 USA

Locations Served


Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Construction & Construction Materials
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:

KPFF was founded in 1960 by Al Kelly in Seattle, Washington. Since that time, the firm has grown in both size and stature. Today, we are a multi-office, multi-discipline engineering firm with an international presence. Our unique history has led us to establish a culture that focuses our energy and our passion on our clients, our projects, and our staff.

KPFF Consulting Engineers was founded in 1960 by Al Kelly. Originally formed as Albert A. Kelly, Consulting Engineer in Seattle, Washington, the firm began as a structural engineering practice, providing consulting services to a wide variety of clients engaged in the design and construction industry. During those years, we have built a reputation as creative and innovative engineers who are focused on a high level of client service and excellence in everything that we undertake. This strong tradition of client service and excellence remains today, which is the primary reason that we have experienced significant growth in our professional practice over the last 50 years.

Today, KPFF Consulting Engineers provides a wide variety of engineering services to the design and construction industry. Services which are provided include structural engineering, civil engineering, construction management, project management, surveying and a variety of specialty engineering services. Our engineers work on all types of building and non-building projects, in many geographic locations throughout the United States and overseas. Our significant broad-based experience provides us with the ability to solve the most difficult and challenging problems.

The essence of our culture lies in our focus on excellence, prioritizing profession over business, and the desire to build strong, enduring relationships with our clients and KPFF employees.

Our core values of Excellence, Trust, Relationships, Stability, and Passion are the foundation for everything we do at KPFF. These values influence our approach to our professional practice, how we are organized, our commitment to our clients and our employees, and how we regard the people who are KPFF. Our dedication to these values has created a culture that is well-defined and unique. Our culture is our guide for how to approach one another and our profession. After 50 years in the consulting business, we have figured out who we are and what works best for us, which includes constantly evaluating how our values inform our approach to our professional practice. We are proud of our 50 year history and have a culture built on values that will help us move through our next 50 years.