Ellen Hamel


Senior Engineer

Determined. Meticulous. Thorough. Fueled by coffee, Ellen is a respectful and thorough structural project engineer who is great at following through.

With 17 years of structural engineering experience, Ellen appreciates that structural engineers get to use the laws of physics and building codes to produce structures that meet the needs of her clients. She also likes seeing her designs get built and enjoyed by the public. She has a strong background in both bridge and building design, using steel and concrete materials. A runner who enjoys outdoor activities in Alaska, she is also an avid baker. Her specialty is whole wheat sourdough bread.


  • Master of Science, Structural Engineering, University of Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineer (Minor in Mathematics), Tufts University


  • Structural Engineer: AK
  • Professional Engineer: WI