2016 40 Under 40: Thomas Phuong, PE, LEED AP, 40
Associate Principal, Senior Electrical Engineer, Interface Engineering, Portland, Ore. BS Electrical Engineering, University of Portland
Thomas Phuong, PE, LEED AP, 40
Associate Principal, Senior Electrical Engineer, Interface Engineering, Portland, Ore.
BS Electrical Engineering, University of Portland
Phuong joined Interface Engineering after graduating in 1999. Among other successes at the firm, he has created several engineering design templates that the company uses to increase work efficiency. As a senior electrical engineer and associate principal at the company, he is a well-established and respected team leader and co-leads a team of 17 engineers, designers, modelers/drafters, and administrative personnel in a wide array of challenging MEP projects. He is deeply involved in mentoring junior staff and is a member of Interface Engineering’s Standards Committee. He also is on the board of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Portland Lodge. In the past, Phuong has volunteered in the CANstruction event to donate food for the Oregon Food Bank. He will be participating in the Habitat for Humanity (building a home in the Portland metro area) as well as the SOLVE Oregon beach cleanup. Outside of work, Phuong is very passionate about basketball; he helps youth become better basketball players and to use basketball as a way to understand what it takes to succeed in life. He has coached basketball at the recreational and competitive level, helping boys and girls ranging in ages from seven to 17. When not coaching basketball, Phuong is an avid poker player, mainly Texas Hold’em. He is a student of the game and has read a plethora of books about poker game theory. He is married to an electrical engineer who he met at the end of high school. He has two sons; the family enjoys camping and going to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland.