Woolpert Hires Architectural Engineer, Retired USAF Colonel to be Military Program Director

DAYTON, Ohio (Oct. 19, 2018) — Woolpert has hired retired Col. Shawn Moore as a program director for its Military market. Moore, who graduated from Pennsylvania State University with degrees in both architecture and architectural engineering, retired from the U.S. Air Force this fall, culminating 27 years of service to our nation.

Moore last served as the commander of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Detachment 6, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. He supported the planning, programming, design, construction and maintenance of the Air Force Materiel Command’s (AFMC) eight major installations, totaling over $53.5 billion in facilities and infrastructure plant replacement value.


Moore said he wanted to continue to contribute to the important missions and work being done by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) after his retirement, and to retain his connection to and support of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), AFMC communities and many others across the Air Force and DoD.

“I’ve worked with Woolpert on a few projects and forged strong relationships over the years,” he said. “I know and trust the people and the reputation of the firm, which has built its legacy through integrity, technology, innovative solutions, quality service and passion. I’m excited to now be a part of it all with the Woolpert team. Time and circumstance played a role in this move, and fortunately I was afforded the perfect opportunity and fit for me.”

Moore will work on Woolpert’s current slate of U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, AFSOC and AFRC contracts, and will work to expand and obtain new work at U.S. military bases both domestically and across the globe.

“As a client, I witnessed the strong capabilities and resultant solutions that Woolpert leverages and that others aren’t able to,” Moore said. “Woolpert truly knows and listens to its customers, and understands how best to plan for and execute the orderly development of a base, incorporating its expansive geospatial technologies with quality architecture and engineering solutions to benefit the military both now and well into the future.”

The firm is helping shape the future of the DoD through true real-time decisions, Moore noted, providing more precise, higher-fidelity data, deliberate forward-thinking planning, and innovative and sustainable design solutions that have enabled our military in strategically moving forward.

Moore added that Woolpert’s AEG skillset is needed more than ever as the cost of running the military’s aging infrastructure continues to rise in a climate of limited and highly scrutinized taxpayer dollar expenditures.

“How can you sustain a state-of-the-art military with aging and seriously degraded infrastructure?” Moore asked. “Our government is striving to make informed, timely and key decisions on the state and future of our nation’s infrastructure by identifying those assets of greatest mission impact. They must assess their condition and consequence of failure and define, create and apply appropriately programmed, designed and funded solutions accordingly.”

Moore said he believes Woolpert is postured to help our nation execute smart investments across the DoD’s real property and asset portfolio. He added that there are many planning, geospatial, and design applications yet to be envisioned, and that Woolpert is well-positioned to discover and apply these unrealized technologies.

“Woolpert forges and sustains honest, valuable relationships with its clients,” Moore said. “This collaborative, high-performance team prides itself on truly knowing and partnering with clients in producing highly creative, quality solutions that have a lasting, positive effect. That’s the kind of team I want to be on, and I feel extremely grateful and proud to have joined.”

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