Alex Schoedler, E.I.

Structural Staff Engineer

Alex joined EV in 2018 just after graduating from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Before attending UVM and on summer breaks, Alex worked for a local architect in his hometown of Ocean City, New Jersey.  While at UVM, Alex was a Teacher’s Assistant for AutoCAD and Revit.  He performed research for 2 faculty members.  One of the research projects was for course development on how culture influences building design in Southeast Asia.  He also interned at the City of Burlington in the Department of Public Works focusing on capital improvement projects for the City.  He is currently working toward obtaining his P.E. license with the valuable work experience he is gaining at Engineering Ventures.

A few of his current projects include the Vermont State House Dome Rehabilitation, Red Clover Commons Senior Living Apartment Complex, Armory Lane Affordable Housing, Plainfield Pedestrian Bridge, Private Boat House in Essex, NY, and Boardwalk in Tisbury, MA.

Why did you choose EV?

The people here are amazing and in a town I love. As an entry-level engineer it’s great to have so many talented engineers to learn from.

What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?

It’s awesome bringing concepts to reality, from simple sketches on paper, to analysis, and then final drawings for construction.

What’s your favorite way to pass time?

I love to get outdoors on the weekends, this summer I took up windsurfing on the Lake, and can’t wait for ski season to start this winter!

What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?

Thinking outside of the box: we can’t solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them – Einstein

If you were deserted on an island, what one thing would you want to have with you?

Might as well have a surfboard!

Who or what inspires you?

My Dad’s music.

What 3 words best describe you?

Reliable, deep-thinker, creative.

What is your proudest accomplishment to date?

In high school for my Eagle Scout project, I designed/built a discus and shotput throwing facility for my former middle school’s track and field team – it was my first project and is still used today.

How does engineering make a difference in the world?

We design the built environment, and a lot of what gets built by us outlasts us, so engineering really is a responsibility beyond public safety and economy. We have a greater impact on well-being and the environment as a whole.

If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?

I would still be a structural engineer

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on?

Renovating the VT Statehouse is really something special, but there’s so many projects I’ve enjoyed here that it’s hard to say.