“The purpose of engineering isn’t how it looks or even how it works, but what it does. Whatever the purpose of the building or utility in question, as long as it exists the engineer’s work remains actively engaged in making it possible.”
Since joining Affiliated Engineers in 1990, David Odegard has been central to the growth of the firm's work in the healthcare, academic medical center, and medical sciences markets. David has managed and designed building projects for many of the nation's leading healthcare and research institutions, providing leadership and integrative team management on projects for the National Institutes of Health, the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, The University of Chicago, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, The Nemours Foundation – Alifred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His clients have appreciated the project-appropriate designs and the high level of client service he delivers and expects of his entire team.
David developed and led AEI’s project work in the Middle East, including: the Dammam Medical Complex Central Hospital Expansion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health; Qatar Foundation Research & Development Complex; and, the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Company campus. He was Principal-in-Charge for the 6.5 million sq ft King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, name “Lab of the Year” by R&D magazine and the largest LEED Platinum project in the world when it opened. David’s international project work also includes the US Army Corps of Engineers, Europe, Kaiserslautern Military Community Medical Center.