Meet the people who make it all happen.



David LaVelle, PE, LEED AP President, CEO



“During my career in the engineering business I have seen many changes. Storm water treatment regulations, CAD, Design-build, ADA, and the focus on sustainability have changed the way we design our projects. BKF’s ability to understand the changes, and address them to benefit our clients, has been a big factor in our success.”







David Richwood, PE

Vice President


“My experience includes project management of major highway, residential, commercial, educational, medical and research facility projects. I am proud to have been responsible for managing large multi-faceted design teams resulting in the successful completion of more than $1 billion of transportation projects in California.”







Natalina Bernardi, PE, LEED AP

Vice President


“I have been extensively involved in the engineering design and management of many highways, streets, bridges, parking lots, and pedestrian facilities in both Northern and Southern California. It's very important to me to work closely with public agencies, community organizations, utility companies, institutions, and private owners to address their specific concerns and incorporate regulations into design.”


Daniel Schaefer, PE, LEED AP Vice President


“I believe that value is adeptly created through leveraging past experience with shared vision. By aligning our firm’s values with our clients’ goals, BKF influences our personal efforts to maximize the results. I enjoy working with my clients during the feasibility, alternative analyses, and planning stages to ensure that a project’s viability is considered early. On this foundation, we can work together to implement each project’s objectives.”




Todd Adair, PE

Vice President


“I work on a diverse array of projects, from site development for residential subdivisions, to high profile commercial developments. I also focus on environmentally sensitive and complex projects that make up a large part of the Bay Area landscape, including hillside developments, closure and development of landfill sites, bay mud soil projects, and endangered species habitats. I pride myself on the relationships I have established with my clients and always find a way to make sure that their needs come first.”


Scott Schork, PE

Vice President


“My main objective with all projects is to add value and exceed the client’s expectation. I achieve this by combining my technical expertise with proactive management techniques, delivering comprehensive design solutions for private and public projects. My aggressive hands-on approach to management has resulted in hundreds of successful projects ranging from small in-fill sites to large-scale developments such as Santana Row.”




Greg Hurd, PE, PLS, LEED AP Vice President


“I recognize that our clients are diverse and have different consulting needs. We keep each client's ultimate project goals in mind while managing the project budget, scope, regulatory compliance issues, safety, and overall efficiency. I make every effort to meet and exceed client expectations by providing cost-effective solutions that incorporate creative planning and superior technical execution through bringing the strongest possible team to the project from both in-house and outside resources that lead to successful outcomes--the client's vision, delivered.”



Jaysen Long, PE, LEED AP

Vice President


“Relationships are key to the success of a design professional. Establishing or maintaining a long-term relationship with a client is my primary intention on each project we undertake. To that end, our thoughtful and sustainable designs are driven by an understanding of our clients’ goals. We strive to build trust and confidence in BKF as a reliable partner in a project’s success.”




Chris Rideout, PE

Vice President


Davis Thresh, PLS

Vice President


“Anticipating and identifying critical design and project constraints early in the design is instrumental to the success of a project. I feel that proactive communication, both within the design team as well as with project stakeholders, is also key to success.”




“Surveying is my passion. I began my surveying career in high school, working as a chainman on a field crew. It’s an amazing process to be a part of living history for future generations to build great things. I share this perspective everyday with my teams - keeping them engaged to complete projects with a high degree of professionalism and to the client’s satisfaction.”


Brian Scott, PE

Vice President


“Since starting my career here at BKF many years ago, I have grown both professionally and personally. As a father of 3, my approach to design is influenced by how I would like the future to look for my children. This future includes incorporating sustainable design into healthcare and educational campuses, residential and commercial developments, and park and public utilities.  When designing, I try to envision how my family would feel using these facilities. My goal is to help your project become a place that many generations can enjoy.”




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For 100+ years BKF has been delivering inspired infrastructure for our clients. With our large network of offices in California we have developed extensive local knowledge that provides us with an understanding of issues relating to feasibility, permitting, and entitlement approvals. We work hard to help you achieve your goals, and get your projects to the finish line. 650.482.6300


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