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Kyle Brennan

Kyle Brennan, PE

Vice President, Anchorage Office Manager

Kyle joined Shannon & Wilson in May of 2000. He brings expertise in geological and geotechnical engineering for projects throughout Alaska and serves as Shannon & Wilson’s Anchorage Office Manager and the Manager of the Anchorage Geotechnical Group. His extensive experience includes road and rail infrastructure; pedestrian walkways, trails and bridges; pavement analysis and remediation; utilities and power generation/distribution; new building development; and airports and seaports. He provides practical geotechnical solutions for shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, bulkhead structures, soil and rock slope stability, and cut/embankment development in a wide variety of soil and rock conditions. Kyle specializes in providing pavement recommendations, and has experience with federal, state, and local government design standards for roadway and airfield infrastructure across Alaska. 

Kyle provides geotechnical services for projects in Alaska’s varied and challenging conditions, accommodating permafrost, seismicity, and limited resources in remote locations. He has significant experience in earthquake damage assessments and accommodating seismic forces, ground response, and seismic hazards in designs for repairs to existing roads and structures as well as new construction. Kyle also has extensive experience evaluating permafrost-related damage to structures and embankments and has provided geotechnical design recommendations for a variety of foundation and embankment developments over thaw stable and thaw unstable permafrost soil


  • MS, Geological Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 2003
  • BS, Geological Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1998


  • Professional Engineer (Civil), Alaska


  • Municipality of Anchorage Geotechnical Advisory Commission, Vice-Chair 
  • Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Alaska Chapter, Past-President
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Board Member
  • Society of American Military Engineers
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