“It turns out my engineering degrees weren’t a path but a launch pad. Technical prowess will always be the standard of excellence in engineering, but the people in this profession represent the basis for a collaborative future in our industry.”
From the perspective of leading teams on complex projects, I discovered that I could use my expertise to connect more broadly with clients and partners. To shape projects initially, clients often need to talk through approaches, to refine and build on project ideas. Along with experts throughout AEI, we work together to help shape those concepts.
Blythe Vogt joined Affiliated Engineers soon after graduating from Kansas State University, quickly advancing from engineer to project manager and distinguishing herself on complex projects for such clients as Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Houston Methodist, the University of Chicago, and Bayer (an R&D magazine “Lab of the Year” winner). Returning to the graduate program at Kansas State, Blythe also became a faculty member in the Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science.
Blythe rejoined AEI in the role of National Business Development Director for Science and Technology, assessing and assembling project teams and advising owners on capital project options in a rapidly changing market. Today Blythe leads our Denver office as managing director, focusing on project management and engineering, business development, and communications. Blythe became a shareholder of the firm in 2018, contributing to AEI's leadership.