Matt Knutsen, S.E.


Professional Experience 

Matt is a Structural Engineer and Principal with extensive experience in mission critical facility design, including the redevelopment of existing facilities and the design of new facilities. His experience with data center design and mission critical facilities extends across North America and into Europe and Asia.

Through the years he has led the design of high-density urban developments, multi-facility campuses, and modular facilities. His engineering experience has incorporated everything from precast concrete to structural steel and high-performance earthquake resisting systems. He regularly pulls from his broad range of knowledge and experience to design innovative and unique solutions and help drive cost savings.

This experience has been valuable in the development of the various client programs Matt has collaborated with. Through this breath of data center design experience, best practices can be leveraged to build robust programs that allow hyperscale clients constantly improve the performance of their data center facilities, improve the construction speed and quality, and driver lower cost and improved sustainability.

Matt is part of the senior leadership group at PASE.


Why did you choose structural engineering?

The impact Structural Engineers can have on the safety of the build environment is important to me, having experienced first-hand what can come from natural disasters. It’s a constant pursuit to balance safety with economical practicality. I also enjoy seeing thing get built and being able to get into the details of constructability.


Best piece of advice? 

Always look both ways.