2012 40 Under 40: Andrew Lasse, PE, LEED AP, 34

Associate Principal, Interface Engineering, Portland, Ore.


Andrew Lasse, PE, LEED AP, 34 Andrew Lasse

Associate Principal, Interface Engineering, Portland, Ore.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS Mechanical Engineering

Lasse has always been an overachiever and a leader, with design strengths that include HVAC, hydronics, process, and sustainable design for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects, including many that earned U.S. Green Building Council LEED certifications. His devotion to forward thinking and creative engineering, rooted in his sincere love of architecture and desire to create a sustainable world for his son to grow up in, fuel his drive and connection with the industry. As associate principal at Interface Engineering, Lasse is a hands-on engineer and project manager dedicated to exceeding client expectations by finding unique opportunities inherent in any project. When his team of 12 runs into problems, Lasse is quick to communicate the issue and suggest solutions. Lasse’s true passion is reaching beyond convention and finding ways to become a “change agent” in the industry. His love of the MEP industry stems from his creative side. As an abstract oil and acrylic painter, he enjoys being a part of the vision and execution embodied in an integrated, innovative building. Lasse is engaged in career development, networking, and continuing education as a member of ASHRAE, ASME, SAME, Cascadia USGBC, and the Living Building Community. He volunteers his time for various Portland, Ore., neighborhood organizations involved in graffiti abatement and neighborhood cleanup efforts. Lasse spends evenings with his wife Raina and their 3-year-old son, who is the only person Lasse knows who has the same passion for building. 

Return to the complete list of 2012 40 Under 40 Winners

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
Variable speed drives: Smooth, efficient, electrically quite motion control; Process control upgrades; Mobile intelligence; Product finalists: Vote now; Product Exclusives
Machine design tips: Pneumatic or electric; Software upgrades; Ethernet advantages; Additive manufacturing; Engineering Leaders; Product exclusives: PLC, HMI, IO
This article collection contains the 5 most referenced articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security