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Design Support

Assistant State Design Engineers

The Assistant State Design Engineer (ASDE) and the Design Liaisons, located in the Development Division at Headquarters, provide safe, dependable, strategically balanced guidance, direction and approval of WSDOT's design documentation, standards and policies. 

Together they provide technical assistance and have primary responsibility for review and approval of design documents as well as:

  • Guidance and approval for deviation, project analysis, corridor analysis, project summary, design approval, project development approval, PERF and Proprietary Item document approval
  • Development, guidance and review of design policy and standards, design decisions and appropriate level of design documentation
  • Standards, budget and policy management and development
  • Design Academy, Value Engineering, Cost Risk Assessment and Project Management Academy instruction
  • Plans Preparation Manual maintenance and quality control

    WSDOT Regions ASDE's:

  • Northwest
  • Eastern
  • North Central
  • Olympic
  • South Central
  • Southwest

    See all ASDE and Design Liaisons contacts.

    Washington State Regions 



Other Responsibilities

  • Value Engineering (VE) study
  • Public Art Plan
  • Mid block crossing
  • IJR process
  • State Work Force use
  • State supplied material use
  • Project Analysis, Corridor Analysis
  • Work zone plan resource
  • Design matrix
  • Parking plan in urban areas
  • Q program chan plan
  • Passing Lane Design

Design Documentation Package

Design Bid Build Projects

    Project Description Memos




Assistant State Design Engineers and Design Liaisons Engineers

Deputy State Design Engineer
Mike Fleming
Supporting Policy, Standards & Research, Strategic Analysis & Estimating, Hydraulics, Highway Runoff Manual, Access & Developer Services, Roadside & Site Development, Expert Witness and 306b Witness for Design

Assistant State Design Engineer
Scott Zeller

Supporting Olympic, Eastern, North Central, South Central, and Southwest Region, SR 99 (AWV) and Aviation & Rail

Assistant State Design Engineer
Greg Lippincott, PE

Supporting Northwest Region, Sound Transit, Tolling Program, SR 520, Public Transportation, Facilities, and Washington State Ferries (WSF)

Design Liaisons

Design Liaison
Kurt Sielbach
Supporting Expert Witness and 306b Witness for Design, SR 520, SR 99 (AWV), Tolling Program and WSF

Design Liaison
Kent Kalisch
Supporting Olympic, Eastern, North Central, South Central Region, and Aviation & Rail

Design Liaison
John Tevis

Supporting Southwest, Northwest Region, and Sound Transit

Design Liaison

John Klockenteger
Supporting Northwest Region and Sound Transit