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Morgan Sanger

Morgan Sanger, LEED AP BD+C

Geotechnical Staff

Morgan Sanger is a staff engineer with field and technical experience in the geotechnical and environmental disciplines.  Morgan’s field experiences include subsurface soil sampling; Standard Penetration Test (SPT) sampling; test pit, mud rotary, hollow stem auger, HQ3 wireline rock coring, and sonic core subsurface exploration techniques; instrumentation; vibration monitoring; groundwater monitoring well and vibrating wire piezometer (VWP) installation; environmental soil sampling; subsurface vapor sampling; groundwater sampling; and emergency rockfall and landslide reconnaissance.

As an FAA-certified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilot, and the lead pilot for Shannon & Wilson’s Seattle Office, Morgan uses drones to conduct photogrammetric and multi-spectral site surveys, responds to emergency reconnaissance needs, and processes the UAV survey data. Morgan’s technical experiences include geotechnical earth pressure, bearing capacity, liquefaction, and settlement analyses; seismic site classification; soil and rock slope stability analyses; rock mass characterization and kinematic analyses; instrumentation and remote monitoring; rockfall hazard mitigation design; hydraulic fracture analyses; and geotechnical report preparation.  

Morgan’s environmental experiences include Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments (ESAs), remediation investigations, and feasibility studies.


  • MS, Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019
  • BS, Geological Engineering, Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017


  • Geologist-in-Training, Washington 


  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seattle Section Member
  • ASCE Seattle Section, Sustainability Committee Chair
  • ASCE Seattle Section, Younger Member’s Forum Board Member
  • ASCE Seattle Section Geo-Institute Member

Practice Area

Geotechnical Services

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