2020 40 Under 40: Erin Pasold, PE, LEED AP, 37

Senior Project Manager, BG Buildingworks, Fort Collins, Colo.; BS Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University

By Chris Vavra and Amara Rozgus May 14, 2020

Pasold has a broad base of expertise working on projects across different market sectors where she brings a level of knowledge that is helpful not only to her clients, but to her BG Buildingworks team members. She brings in efficiencies and design know-how in forced-air systems, radiant in-floor heating, snowmelt, variable refrigerant flow systems, ground-source heat pumps and plumbing systems in buildings such as office buildings, hospitality and health care. She started her career designing mechanical systems for large-scale custom homes in well-known getaways such as Aspen, Colo., and Jackson, Wyo. She learned valuable lessons; she applied these lessons learned from collaborating with homeowners, who had specific goals of comfort and aesthetics, to larger-scale projects in the civic, commercial, educational, health care and hospitality markets. Pasold has developed a broad base of technical design in engineering elements and equipment while working with a diverse clientele such as architects, developers, owners, facilities staff and general contractors. Pasold’s role as a project manager allows her to coordinate tasks to ensure successful project delivery to clients and she maintains schedules with timely deliverables and positive working relationships with a dynamic group of stakeholders. Pasold gives back by volunteering in her local ASHRAE chapter and serving in a volunteer group for the ArchE PE test panel for the Architectural Engineering Institute at American Society of Civil Engineers. Outside of work, Pasold recharges her mental batteries participating in activities such as 5Ks, softball and CrossFit. She’s an avid Kansas State fan along with her husband, Eric, and she enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Riley.

Author Bio: Chris Vavra, Associate Editor, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief