History

Johnson Broderick engineering was founded in 2000, as Artisan Engineering, by a group of dedicated design professionals to provide structural and civil engineering services to the local community. Over the years, our firm has reached out to a diverse range of clients and many of them return to use our services year after year. We have completed over 10,000 projects since establishing the firm and we pride ourselves on keeping current with trends in structural analysis techniques, code cycles, seismic research, and construction methods. We also value giving back to our community and have provided pro bono work to Habitat for Humanity, the University of Oregon's Design Bridge, the Veteran’s Memorial Association, Little League, and others.

Robert Johnson, P.E.

Robert Johnson is a founding partner of Johnson Broderick Engineering. Robert obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at California Polytechnic, and went on to obtain his Master’s degree from Stanford in 1994. Robert became a licensed engineer in 1997. After college, Robert put his time in at several firms specializing in the structural design of clean rooms, microchip fabrication facilities, high-rises, bridges, and essential facilities. Robert also has extensive experience in the field, having worked in the trades on high-end custom homes as a carpenter and a cabinet maker, and worked in construction management for several years.

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Aaron Broderick, P.E.

Aaron Broderick is a registered engineer and has partnered with his long-time colleague to form Johnson Broderick Engineering in 2011. He began his career at Artisan Engineering as an intern in 2005 after graduating from Oregon State University. Aaron obtained his license in Oregon in 2009, and has worked on a variety of diverse projects since partnering with Robert. Of particular interest to Aaron is the mathematical modeling of structural assemblies. Aaron has a passion for number crunching and is skilled in operating specialized structural engineering software to aid all clients in designing sound, economical structures.

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John Norrena, S.E.

John Norrena obtained his undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering at California Polytechnic University in 1990 and has been a licensed structural engineer since 1998.  John has worked at several firms specializing in structural design and has been a part of Johnson Broderick Engineering since 2013.  John has a deep understanding of structural systems and how they integrate with architectural designs which helps to provide designs that fulfill architectural desires while maintaining structural integrity.

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Cody Cox, P.E., S.E.

Cody Cox joined Johnson Broderick Engineering in 2013, and is a graduate of Washington State University in 2003.  He also obtained a Master of Science in Structural Engineering in 2005.  Cody is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.  Cody has experience in telecom and tower projects along with residential and commercial designs.  Cody is an excellent field engineer and is skilled at observing in-situ structural assemblies and addressing contractor concerns.

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Jim McLaughlin, Project Manager

Jim McLaughlin is a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Oregon (1993) and has over 40 years’ experience with Civil Engineering projects. His career began with a local Eugene firm, Plants and Associates, in 1976. Along with Civil Engineering design and project management, Jim has vast experience with Land use review, applications, and storm water management design. He currently serves on the budget committee of the Rainbow Water District.

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