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Patrick Koehnen | PE

Associate / Senior Civil Engineer

“A favorite quotation speaks to me, ‘Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.’”

Patrick is a born engineer. As a third grader, he discovered a love for bridge and dam building by constructing them in his backyard. Growing up and finding his place at VAA, he maintains the same enthusiasm for civil engineering.

Starting out as an EIT, Patrick provided civil engineering on many of VAA’s commercial and agricultural projects. He honed his natural client project management and people skills on a diverse and increasingly full portfolio of projects. In his Associate role, he manages sitework development and rail design projects, while taking on leadership responsibilities to develop his team. He devotes his energy to growing existing client business and marketing VAA’s civil services to prospective new clients in the agribusiness and industrial sectors.

If he’s not working, Patrick can usually be found running his daughter and son to their dance and hockey practice. Outside of work and family, he enjoys golfing. The game, he says, requires discipline and commitment – all of which he brings to his role at VAA every day.