2020 40 Under 40: Alexej Goehring, PE, 39
Associate, America’s Skills Leader, Arup, San Francisco; MS Engineering, Warwick University, U.K.
A constant in Goehring’s career has been his desire to learn as much as he can about a topic and sharing that knowledge with others. Goehring started his career with Arup working in research and development in its London office in 2004. His expertise in multiple languages made a perfect fit and it helped him specialize in building physics, fluid flow, thermal comfort, energy use and passive design — all with a strong analytical focus. Goehring joined the Advanced Technology & Research team in San Francisco and has worked on projects with Apple and has been an adviser with Google. Goehring is passionate about passing on his knowledge and his project expertise to his fellow engineers and helping them grow. In 2016, he was named Arup’s Skill Leader for the Americas, which has allowed Goehring to developed best practice guides and trainings for junior staff in the areas of thermal analysis, climate analysis and fluid dynamics. He also conducts competitor skill and market analysis, connects with the global Arup network of practitioners and fosters greater internal communications. Goehring values this role a great deal and he enjoys creating a community and mentoring others on projects and career paths. Goehring’s passion for education goes beyond the workplace. He has conducted training courses for AIA and lectured at Stanford University and the California College of Arts. Outside of work, Goehring enjoys spending time with his family, especially his 2-year-old daughter. Hobbies include hiking, biking, skiing and surfing and spending time with his friends.