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Adam Blair, PE

Civil Engineer

Adam finds it rewarding that his work results in tangible and meaningful changes to the world around us. A civil engineer at Murraysmith, he helps design improvements for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. Civil engineering is a second career for Adam, who previously received a degree from the University of Oregon in sociology and worked as a bartender, pizza chef, video store clerk, carpenter, general contractor, baker, and poster artist.


Originally from Los Angeles, Adam now lives in southeast Portland with his family and enjoys hiking, biking, reading, and spending time with the people he loves.

What would surprise people about you? I am fluent in German

Best place to be when you aren’t working: Camping with my kids, riding my bike, dinner with my lady, or meeting friends for a drink.

On your bookshelf: Every John Steinbeck book, The Foundation Series , A Confederacy of Dunces, Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Career in your next life: Astronaut or Astronomer

Murraysmith Since


Office Location

Portland, OR


Professional Engineer – OR


BS, Civil Engineering, Portland State University

BS, Sociology, University of Oregon