Samuel P. Sommers, PE, Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Sam joined Red Barn Engineering Inc. so that by bringing Geotechnical and Civil Engineering together we can streamline stormwater designs. Many years of subsurface exploration, safety planning and geotechnical design engineering experience have prepared him for his role at Red Barn as the manager of the Geotechnical Group.

Sam’s experience ranges from multi-thousand dollar projects to multi-billion dollar projects. He recognizes the direct path early, efficiently allocates resources and therefore completes projects on time and on budget.

Sam is cross-trained in geotechnical and civil engineering which allows him to plan for what your project needs to meet the stormwater codes and the subsurface requirements to keep runoff on-site to the maximum extent feasible.
He enjoys volunteering whenever he can to help pass on his knowledge and experience through coaching and mentoring programs.

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

PE – WA #31008
Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), No., 63479

MS Civil Engineering
BS Civil Engineering

Strong-Sludge Gas Retention and Release Mechanisms in Clay Simulants, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 02/2012

Selected Projects:

Mixed-Use/High Rise Projects
Astro Apartments
Geotechnical Engineer
Mountlake Village
Geotechnical Engineer
Bellevue at Main
Geotechnical Engineer

Utility Systems
Williams Pipeline Stanwood Lateral
Geotechnical Engineer
Williams Pipeline PIG Pits
Geotechnical Engineer
Everett Memorial Stadium Drainage
Geotechnical Engineer

Hamlin Robinson School
Geotechnical Engineer
UW Intellectual House
Geotechnical Engineer
Sherwood Elementary School
Geotechnical Engineer
Cougar Ridge Elementary School
Geotechnical Engineer
Newcastle Middle School Feasibility
Geotechnical Engineer

Lakehaven PUD – Liftstation
Geotechnical Engineer
SR-2 Sultan Sidewalk
Geotechnical Engineer
Cotton Hill Drainage
Geotechnical Engineer

Too many projects to list here, more come in every day and we love it!

Contact our staff to learn more about our civil engineering specialist. We serve clients in Seattle, Washington, and throughout the state.