Roger E. Frechette III, PE

Managing Principal
Interface Engineering

Mr. Frechette is a Managing Principal at Interface Engineering in Washington, DC.  He is a licensed professional engineer and a LEED® Accredited Professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of engineering, high performance building design and sustainable master planning.  In his career he has designed a number of the world’s largest and most complex building structures.

Mr. Frechette is a Senior Fellow with the Design Futures Council, a global network of design community professionals, and a frequent lecturer and author on high-performance design and green engineering.  He has appeared in several television documentaries showcasing his work, including National Geographic and the Discovery Channel.  He is a member of the USGBC, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and numerous other professional organizations.

Mr. Frechette has led the engineering of significant projects in Asia, the Middle East, India, Africa, Europe and the Americas.  His work encompasses conceptualization, planning and building systems design for both new and existing buildings, including government facilities, laboratories, museums, cultural facilities, performance arts venues, sporting arenas, residential developments, airports, hospitals, academic buildings and office buildings.

He led the engineering teams for the Burj Khalifa, which opened in 2010 as the world’s tallest building, the Greenland Tower in Wuhan, soon to be China’s tallest building and the Pearl River Tower, a super-tall office building in Guangzhou, China, considered by many to be the most energy efficient high-rise in the world.  He is currently working on several ‘net-zero’ energy projects in the mid-Atlantic, including the American Geophysical Union Headquarters renovation in Washington, DC.

In 2004, the United States Congress recognized Mr. Frechette for his work in the field of sustainable engineering.