Charlie Penland, PE, LEED AP BD+C
With more than 35 years of experience and as the Director of Civil Engineering in the firm's Houston office, Charlie is widely recognized for his contributions to civil engineering. His experience includes serving as project manager on complex building site plans and campus plans with an emphasis on cost control, sustainability, and master planning. Charlie’s special interest in Low-Impact Development, hydraulic design, hydrologic analysis, and flood protection has resulted in his being sought after by a variety of professional, industry, and educational organizations. He has made multiple presentations in the U.S. and Europe on flood protection design and emergency preparation and is a guest lecturer at universities.
Charlie has been active on the Board of the Houston Water Authority Corporation and Council of Engineering Companies and currently on the Environmental Committee of EWRI, and participates on Rice University’s SSPEED Center. Receiving his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, he is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois.
See Charlie's discussions on Low Impact Design Strategies for Rainwater and Worst Case Scenario: Resilient Design Weathers the Storm.