Johnathan Woodside Makes Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40 Under 40 List

May 19, 2020

Gresham Smith is proud to announce that Senior Mechanical Engineer Johnathan Woodside, P.E., CxA, LEED AP O+M, C.E.M., has been named one of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s 2020 “40 Under 40.” The 40 Under 40 award recognizes non-residential building industry professionals ages 40 and younger who have not only made a difference at their firms and within the industry as a whole, but have also shown commitment to bettering their communities. Woodside will be honored at an awards ceremony in Chicago in October.

“This award is well-deserved recognition for Johnathan’s commitment to our team and our clients. He is passionate about serving people, and he is vastly dedicated to each project he touches,” said Bryan Tharpe, P.E., Executive Vice President and Market Vice President at Gresham Smith. “I’m not only continuously impressed by Johnathan’s technical expertise and experience, but also by his commitment to the community and his family. He truly embodies our tagline of ‘Genuine Ingenuity’ and serves as an example for us all.”

Woodside joined Gresham Smith in 2007 as a junior staff member and has since become the firm’s go-to sustainability resource for questions about energy modeling, code compliance and green building ratings. In addition to helping integrate sustainability into Gresham Smith’s culture and processes, he also leads the commissioning practice. As a result of his proven track record of success, Woodside was named a firm owner in April 2020.

Among his many notable projects, he used energy modeling to design the mechanical systems at Nashville’s Lentz Public Health Center, improving energy performance by 16% and achieving LEED Silver certification. He also served as the LEED administrator for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s 1.2-million-square-foot, LEED Gold certified international terminal.

While his portfolio is impressive, Woodside is also active within the industry and his community. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and serves on the Metro Nashville Fire and Building Code Appeals Board. He’s also a board member and the building operations chair at Rocketown, a youth outreach facility in the heart of downtown Nashville.

When Woodside is not working or giving back, he is spending time with his wife and two young children, strumming his guitar or building furniture and toys in his woodshop.