KSA has in fact been designated as one of the Best Firms to Work For in 2019 by The Zweig Group. “It’s no surprise to me that Zweig bestowed this designation upon us, because like all of the other engineers, architects, planners and administrative staff - I work here too! I know what an amazing environment and culture KSA has transformed into over the past 5-10 years, while at the same time respecting our 40 year legacy in the industry” said Mitch Fortner, P.E., President.  


We have all become invested in our work, and with this investment can come an emotional connection with our professional efforts.  Along with those connections, can come a sense of commitment and tenure in our work process. Sometimes this attachment can bring a misdirected sense of ownership, and that is the subject of this installment of Been There, Done That.  This is a cautionary tale for those who work in the public sector.


KSA is proud to announce that we are now an authorized Cooperative Educational Services (CES) Vendor. Our agreement allows partner communities to procure professional engineering and planning services for capital improvement projects. From our local Albuquerque Office, our Staff is available to develop planning documents and engineering designs for roadway, drainage, water, wastewater, and other general municipal engineering projects. CES can also be helpful to scope grant requests, and to assemble state and federal funding applications.


Peter Van Pelt, AAE, serves as KSA’s National Aviation Director. Peter has been involved in every aspect of the airport business and has experienced many firsts in the business as well. He has managed seven airports in his 21-year management career from the largest of large to the smallest of small. Peter has personally “been there, done that” and wondered if the grass was really greener on the other side of the fence.