Nicole Knox, PE Inducted into UAA College of Engineering Hall of Fame

May 10, 2018

During the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) College of Engineering’s Spring Celebration on May 4, R&M Consultants, Inc.’s (R&M) Group Manager of Site Development Nicole Knox, PE was inducted into the College’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

“I’m overwhelmed and honored to be recognized,” said Nicole. “It’s been such an incredible process going through this.”

Induction honors the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of UAA’s engineering graduates who bring honor to the college by distinguishing themselves through their pursuit of excellence in engineering, leadership, professional achievements, and history and connection to the College.

“For the third year, UAA College of Engineering is honoring outstanding alumni who have a made a significant difference in engineering in our state with induction into the Alumni Hall of Fame,” said Fred Barlow, Ph.D, Dean of the UAA College of Engineering during the induction ceremony.

Nicole at the UAA Alaska Airlines Center during construction.

Over her 15-year engineering career, Nicole has made many significant contributions to the field. She is a life-long Alaskan, growing up in Anchorage, and earning her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from UAA in 2004. Nicole worked as an engineering intern at ASCG, Inc. during school and then moved to R&M shortly after graduating. She steadily progressed from staff engineer, to project engineer, to senior project engineer and became a shareholder of the company in 2012. She was promoted to Group Manager of Site Development for R&M in 2017.

Nicole’s work includes large and small, public and private site development projects throughout Alaska, each with their own unique challenges. Notable projects include the Anchorage Museum Expansion, UAA Alaska Airlines Center, Fire Station No. 5 and Downtown Soup Kitchen. Her expertise includes site layout, grading, storm water management, utility design, pedestrian and vehicle access, and circulation analysis for schools, parks and public facilities.

Nicole loves the synergy of collaborating with project teams and review agencies to enhance communities. She has a particular interest in seamlessly incorporating Universal Design and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design strategies into site design to make visitors of all ages and
abilities feel welcomed, safe and inspired.

Nicole with her team at the 2018 UAA Nine in the Spine Alumni event.

Nicole also contributes a significant portion of her time to mentoring engineering students and upcoming young professionals. She is actively involved in local professional organizations, serving concurrently on multiple boards and committees, including UAA’s College of Engineering Advisory Board. Nicole is also a supporter of many local non-profits and community organizations.

Nicole was a junior girls volleyball coach from 1998 to 2014, can’t say no to Girl Scouts with cookies to sell, and loves getting out as often as possible to support and enjoy local arts and music.