Amy Dockter thought she was going to be an architect, but one small detail got in the way: It just didn’t involve enough math. She found a way to tie her love of art and mathematics together by becoming an electrical engineer and working in a design firm, a career she has pursued for more than 25 years.
As VP of Engineering and a Principal with CSHQA, Amy manages a multi-discipline engineering department, develops long-term business relationships with clients, coordinates her team’s workload, and stays involved through electrical design for many projects. She especially enjoys working with retail clients because it gives her an opportunity to use new technology, new lighting trends, and new energy techniques in spaces used every day. The highlight of her career so far, was the opportunity to work on the Idaho State Capitol. The project posed a unique engineering challenge because her team had to balance the historic nature of the building with the demands of 21st century technology in lighting, heating and cooling, security and communications technology.
Amy is also a singer. She received a scholarship to sing at Montana State University and performed in the Boise Master Chorale for several years. She keeps up her passion now at her church.
BS, Architecture, Montana State University
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Professional Engineer: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Model Law Engineer (NCEES MLE)
Idaho Women in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IWAEC)
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Leadership Boise (LB), Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
Women & Children’s Alliance (WCA) 1999 TWIN Honoree