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WHPacific’s Sam Strackeljahn Teaches NASA Staff


Sam Strackeljahn teaching NASA staff.

Photo courtesy of WHPacific

Anchorage, AK— Sam Strackeljahn is the Alaska office’s lead mechanical engineer. During his time as a mechanical engineer Sam has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of interesting projects; however, not many compare to his current gig teaching NASA staff. In his position with a previous firm, Sam and his co-instructor Molly Jones, of Jones Design Studio, created the Introduction to Sustainable Facilities course specifically for NASA. The goal of the course is to educate NASA staff on the government (federal and NASA) sustainable requirements and to give them the processes and tools to meet requirements for sustainable facilities.

Most of NASA’s infrastructure is from the space race age of the 1960s, and they have to meet increasing levels of sustainability and energy efficiency in their stock. NASA has hundreds of thousands of square feet of facilities that have to be upgraded, renovated, and retrocomissioned to meet current sustainability standards.  The class Sam and his partner developed has been so well received, that even when they both moved to new firms, NASA continued to contract with Sam and Molly to deliver the training. They have delivered the course at five NASA institutions and the next one will be at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

“Sam consistently delivers the creative, excellent service that WHPacific has built our client base on. His enthusiasm for his work and his dedication to doing good work for our clients is what helps distinguish WHPacific from our competitors,” says Harold Hollis, Vice President of Alaska Operations.


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