Scott Foster


I love my job so going to work every day is a privilege. Working with over 50 different Affiliated Engineers clients on projects totaling almost 8 million square feet where people are engaged in ground-breaking research is very rewarding.”

Being a good engineer and project manager is a balancing act. I rely on knowledge from past projects, but I’m always open to new and better ideas. That means I ask a lot of questions. I encourage my project teams to ask questions too because client-centered solutions grow from each project’s unique circumstances. Not settling for cookie cutter designs takes flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit. That's where AEI thrives, and I'm lucky to be a part of it.

Scott Foster became a principal at AEI in recognition of his ongoing contributions to building strong client and partner relationships. He joined AEI in 2007 at the inception of the AEI Chicago office and has provided leadership in helping shape its direction and success.

Scott’s professional discipline expertise is mechanical engineering, which has been applied to numerous technically complex and large-scale projects throughout the Chicagoland area and the greater Midwest. Innovative, sustainable, and energy-efficient designs are in operation at such projects as the LEED Gold Panduit Corporate Headquarters, the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University (LEED Gold target), and the Science Building Expansion at the College of Lake County (LEED Platinum target).