About Us

Cascade works closely with our clients to make a positive contribution to the design process. This means personal attention and high quality engineering for every project. Our problem solving approach has led to in-depth understanding of complex structural issues for clients and creative functional solutions. We understand that developing a good structural design is only part of the project. Our staff works closely with contractors, building owners, facilities managers, architects, and developers to ensure our design fits into the overall goals and budget of the project.

Team

Dmitri Wright, S.E.

Founding Principal

Dmitri has over 19 years of experience specializing in structural engineering design and engineering. His architectural background and experience with a wide variety of building materials and project types has allowed him to be an asset to the design team.

Projects include a broad range of building types in industrial, commercial, educational, and residential areas in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona.

Dmitri graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and a Masters of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered Structural Engineer in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. Dmitri is a member of Structural Engineers Association of Oregon.

J. Jacob Baglien, P.E.

Project Engineer

Jacob joined Cascade early in 2010. He has over 10 years of experience in structural engineering design. His background and experience with a wide variety of building materials and project types has allowed him to be an asset to the design team on many unique structures.

Projects include a broad range of building types in residential, industrial, commercial/educational and public works markets in Oregon and Washington.

Jacob graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a member of Structural Engineers Association of Oregon and works on the snow committee. Jacob is a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon and Washington.

Sam Ozuna

Staff Engineer

Sam joined Cascade early in 2017, after graduating from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He is an entry-level structural designer eager to gain experience in structural engineering. Since joining Cascade Engineering, he has worked on a wide range residential and industrial projects.

Cascade Experience

Concrete Construction:

Conventional Shallow Foundations
Matt Foundations
Post Tensioned Slabs on Grade
Tilt-up Building Walls
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
Retaining Walls

Masonry Construction:

Structural Building Walls
Curtain Walls
Retaining Walls
Masonry Veneer

Steel Construction:

Building Frames
Equipment Support Structures
Storage Tanks and Reservoirs
Retrofit of Existing Structures
Food Grade Stainless Steel
Light Gage Framing

Wood Construction:

Conventional Framing
Roof Trusses
Pole Buildings
Exposed Architectural Wood Framing

Other:

Foundations for Pre-Manufactured Metal Buildings
Aluminum Signs and Canopies
Snow load evaluation
Seismic evaluations and upgrades
Flood structural damage assessments
Modular building construction
Signs and canopies
Fall protection
Solar Panel Installation
Straw Bale Construction
Structural Insulated Panel Assemblies (SIP)
Segmental Retaining Walls

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