Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 2001, Associate of Science Degree in Math and Physics from American River College 1996, and technical training at the Phoenix Institute of Technology
Registrations: California Civil Engineer 2005 and Nevada Civil Engineer 2008
Experience: Over 33 years of Architectural and Structural, with projects from Northern and Central California to Central Arizona.
At MWA, Donavan heads the engineering department and has directly worked on or overseen more than 50 projects of varying complexity, built within this community and beyond. He has been a Partner at MWA since 2018.
Donavan’s experience covers a wide spectrum of project types ranging from single and multi-family residences, commercial residential facilities, both low and high rise commercial structures, school facilities and various assembly and religious structures to industrial and power plant facilities.
His philosophy of learning at least one new thing a day along with his statement to his clients to feel free to challenge him, has led to many innovative engineering solutions. This philosophy, accompanied by actual in the field construction experience, allows for a unique insight to solving the engineering challenges set forth in today's competitive market.
Many of the projects that Donavan was the engineer for have been recognized with awards such as Tahizzle and Alpine Meadows-21.
Community involvement is a very important aspect of Donavan's life. He served for 8 years as the East District Representative on the board of directors for the Structural Engineers Association of Central California. He is also a past president of the Tahoe-Truckee Engineers Association. Donavan enjoys volunteering at the veteran’s administration hospital and locale humane society in Reno with his son.
Modern on a Budget
Vernacular Meets Modern
Cabin on the Green
Sonora - Strawberry Riverfront
View in the Round
Award winning commercial transformation
European Mountain Chateau
TRPA Best in the Basin award recipient
Old Tahoe meets informal French
Rooms with a View
Maple Forest Cottage Style Mountain Retreat
The Tahoe Cabin
Bringing the Alps Home
Quaint and Cozy
Natural light and street presence
Hot Yoga Studio and Event Center