Richard M. Rollins, PE, LEED AP
Master of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin (1979)
Bachelor of Arts, Microbiology
Indiana University (1973)
Professional Engineer Wisconsin #24846 – 006. 1987
Professional Engineer California #M 28130. 1992
2006-2015 Rollins Consulting Services
1984-2006 Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Director of Marketing, Vice President, and Principal/President - West Coast Operations
1979-1984 Zimpro Inc., Division
of Sterling Drug, Inc.
Research and Product Engineer
1977-1979 University of Wisconsin
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research and Teaching Assistant
1971-1977 Independent Construction Contractor
Professional Development and Selected Work
Rollins Consulting Services (2006 - 2015)
After 22 years at Affiliated Engineers Mr. Rollins chose to refocus his efforts on construction, engineering, and technical communication issues of current personal interest. His retirement from Affiliated Engineers also provided an opportunity to work at a personal scale and to devote more time to research and other creative endeavors. His recent work has included the following:
Preparation of benchmark data and calculations reflecting the beneficial impact of selected strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile district. The project's goal is an 80 percent reduction by 2050. Client: AIA's Los Angeles Chapter Committee on the Environment, Wilshire Center Business Improvement District of Los Angeles.
Develop an improved format and level of technical detail for maintenance manuals at residential condominium developments. Projects have included freestanding structures, town homes, and mid-rise mixed-use developments. Work includes projects built by:
- Toll Brothers
- Signature Properties
- Pulte HomesConduct maintenance surveys for residential condominium developments. Specific tasks include photography, report writing, and review of existing relevant documentation. Client: Pacific InterWest Building Consultants, Inc.
Site-specific photography in support of land conservation, environmental, and other social issues. Clients:
- Alameda County Waste Management Authority
- Citizens for Open Space
- Global Exchange
- Greenbelt Alliance
- Save Mount Diablo
- Sierra Club
- Trust for Public Land
Mr. Rollins was primarily responsible for identifying AEI’s potential for geographic diversification and was the author and implementer of AEI’s expansion to the West Coast. Mr. Rollins was the founding Principal at AEI’s offices in Seattle, Washington and Walnut Creek, California. In the capacity of Principal, Mr. Rollins was directly responsible for planning and design of engineered systems for research or clinical treatment buildings for projects such as:
- University of California - Berkeley: Hearst Memorial Mining Building (140,000 s.f.)
- University of California - Davis: Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (30,000 s.f.)
- University of California - Los Angeles: Orthopedic Hospital Research Center and Science Replacement Building 2 (230,000 s.f.)
- University of California - Riverside: Engineering Building Unit 2 (163,000 s.f.)
- University of California - San Francisco Mission Bay Campus: Genetics, Development and Behavioral Sciences Building 19B (172,000 s.f.)
- Genentech - South San Francisco, CA: Building 3 and 3D (45,000 s.f.)
- Amgen - Thousand Oaks, CA: Biotechnology Research Center - Building 29 (560,000 s.f.)
- Chiron - Emeryville, CA: Utilities Master Plan
- Stanford University - Stanford, CA: Ambulatory Cancer Treatment Center (200,000 s.f.)
Zimpro, Inc. (1979 - 1984)
Serving as Research Engineer and later as Product Manager, Mr. Rollins was responsible for process design and demonstration treatment studies for several industrial waste streams including industrial waste streams from chemical manufacturing facilities, refineries, and a waste stream from a prototype coal gasification plant.
In 1985 a package wastewater treatment product designed by
Mr. Rollins and intended for treatment of landfill leachates and other
high strength industrial
waste streams received both the NSPE’s New Product Award and a similar
award from the Wisconsin Governor’s Office. The awards were given
based on engineering innovation and economic impact.
Instructor on Laboratory MEP Systems Design for Tradeline Seminars and several other educational venues.