Senior Principal (On Call)
Allen Forbes, PE, SE
Born and raised in Nevada, Mr. Forbes began working as a Structural Engineer in Reno after obtaining his Master’s degree in 1982. After gaining extensive experience, he partnered with Brian Dunagan, PE, to start their Forbes & Dunagan, Inc. in 1999. Mr. Forbes independently founded his own firm in 2011, Forbes Engineering, Inc., which later merged with Linchpin Structural Engineering in 2017. As of 2022, Mr. Forbes is an on-call consultant and specialist for Linchpin.
He has engineered numerous large-scale buildings and has experience in all construction materials. His experience in steel structures includes several buildings on the University of Nevada, Reno campus including the Center for Molecular Medicine and the Joe Crowley Student Union, the Federal Courthouse in Reno, Nevada and the Legislative Building Expansion in Carson City, Nevada. He has designed several high-rise concrete towers including the 17-story addition to the original Peppermill Resort Spa hotel tower and Polo Towers in Las Vegas, which included three high-rise buildings.
Experience with public works projects include numerous schools, fire stations, courthouses, financial institutions, health spas, justice and jail facilities, community centers, hospitals, as well as military facilities for the army, navy and air force. The Galena Fish Hatchery Seismic Upgrade, Camp We-Che-Me remodel and the St. Mary’s building in Virginia City are a couple of Historic renovations completed. His educational projects include several school districts; Douglas, Lyon, Carson City, Churchill and Washoe counties. Large distribution center projects include the CDW Corporation, American AVK Company, several building in Reno and Las Vegas Logisticenters and Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company warehouses.
His experience in timber framed structures includes the Reno Vista Center; the three-story Ironwood medical office building in Minden, Nevada, Northstar Zephyer Lodge, Heavenly Gondola Lodge, Miners Camp Restaurant in Park City, Utah, the Administrative and Sheriff’s Offices for Alpine County, California, and the Community Center, Golf Clubhouse and other buildings for both the Arrow Creek development and the Genoa Lakes Golf Club.
His design of masonry structures includes the Cooper Court Dormitory, the Reynolds School of Journalism Building and the Living Learning Community at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nye County Criminal Justice Facility and the Douglas County Community and Senior Center. The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Church of Latter Day Saints, United Methodist Church, Capital Christian Center, and the Holy Cross Catholic Church are some of the religious facilities he has designed.
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