Brian Unsderfer

Title: SE; Principal
With AUE Since: Founder in 2003
Affiliations: ASCE, ICC, and SEAW (2005 – 2022)

Brian Unsderfer has over 30 years of experience providing structural engineering services. His considerable knowledge of seismic design comes from his many years of seismic retrofit / renovations for existing buildings in California. This experience shaped him to be proficient in the design of complicated structural renovations. He extended his skills in the Puget Sound region to include the design of new buildings and renovations for many industries such as municipal, retail, industrial and more. With his broad range of structural designs and building locations, he is proficient with local as well as national codes that includes the IBC, IEBC, California BC, and New York Building Code among others.

Brian manages AUE’s New York office and heads up multiple retail roll out and high-end retail projects. He brings with him a knowledge of east coast building styles and renovation techniques of archaic structural types.


BS in architectural engineering from Kansas State University – 1988
MS is civil engineering from University of California, Los Angeles – 1994

Noteworthy Projects:
Coldwater Creek Flagship – Sandpoint, Idaho
Whatcom Water and Sewer District – Bellingham, Washington
Banking including: WAMU, Chase, HSBC, US Bank, Wells Fargo, Wachovia, etc – Multiple States
Retail including: REI, Eddie Bauer, AT&T, Ben Bridges, Cole Haan, Nike, etc – Multiple States
Chehalis Tribal Community Center – Chehalis, Washington
Six Flags Temple of the Tigers Exhibit – Vallejo, California
Chelan Hotel Conversion – Chelan, Washington