2024 40 Under 40: Hunter Koch, 30

Associate, Certus Consulting Engineers; BS, Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 13, 2024

With six years of experience as a consulting engineer, Koch is now a lead electrical engineer and project manager. With his expertise in health care design, he has worked on projects of all sizes and complexities, including ambulatory surgical centers, medical office buildings and mixed license facilities. He also has extensive experience in facility assessments, commissioning and infrastructure work that translates into his health care designs. Notable projects include the 77,000-square-foot new building design for Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital, where he was the lead electrical designer, and multiple projects with the Texas Health Huguley Hospital, as an electrical designer across the 110,000-square-foot campus. Projects like these demonstrate his leadership abilities and client-centric approach to ensuring a project is completed to a standard beyond client expectations. Colleagues note Koch’s commitment to collaboration as a key to his success as a leader and mentor. Outside of his duties to the firm, Koch is committed to continuing his own education and inspire others in the process. He has spoken on several webinars and internal learning sessions, conveying the significance of complex topics articulately and clearly. In his free time, Koch is dedicated to his community and is an active member of Green Space Dallas, an organization that works to keep forests and rivers clean and well preserved. He also loves to cook and is often found experimenting with new recipes and cooking techniques. His favorite part is sharing his creations with loved ones, including his signature seafood paella.