Chris Larson

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Chris Larson



Main office location Portland, OR

Year started in industry 1989

Year started at Säzän 2022

Project types/specialty

K-12, Public Sector

Chris leads our Oregon electrical group, imparting three decades of engineering and project management experience to the team. Throughout his career, he has worked on award-winning projects across the United States—including commercial light fixtures for the Central Artery Tunnel in Boston. His design approach emphasizes sustainable and resilient principles, leveraging industry expertise to create systems that are economical and durable. Chris is an approachable team player capable of leading projects from schematic design through construction with a comprehensive knowledge of electrical, lighting, and communications systems.

With a consistent communication style, Chris has forged solid relationships with clients and teammates in a manner that is clear, concise, and understandable to all. He is adept at conveying complex engineering concepts in more relatable ways to non-technical audiences to ensure design solutions fit the needs and goals of the entire project team. Chris is passionate about mentoring the next generation of designers, teaching them how to develop their skills to become successful engineers.

Chris is a Professional Engineer in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Arizona and a certified LEED AP. He earned his Electrical Engineering degree from Lawrence Technological University and studied Operation Management in the DePaul University MBA Program. When he’s not leading project teams, Chris motivates high schoolers on the slopes as a Ski Race Team Coach for Sunset High School.

Dream job (if you weren’t working here!)?
world cup skier
Mountains, coast, or desert?
All. I enjoy all of them for different reasons.
Favorite book?
Undaunted Courage by Steven Ambrose
What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Sea Urchin in Baja, Mexico
What would be the ultimate scientific discovery?
Dilithium Crystals for the unlimited power
Best bit of advice you have ever received?
You’re never finished, you just run out of time.