Ken Schram, PE, LEED AP


Kenneth Schram is a principal and government-matter specialist at Syska Hennessy Group’s Washington, DC, office, with over 25 years of experience in the design of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems. He joined the firm in 2007 and has managed a vast number of government projects for agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).

Over the course of his career, Ken has provided complex designs for the renovation and new construction of aviation, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities located in the U.S. and abroad, customizing solutions to meet sustainability, energy and a full spectrum of secure and resilient performance goals.

Recognized in the industry for his experience and knowledge, Ken serves as a GSA HVAC Excellence Quality Assurance Reviewer and was selected to co-author “Chapter 5 (Mechanical Engineering)” of PBS-P100—both the widely used 2010 edition and the recently released 2014 performance-based edition. Additionally, he was a part of the team that rewrote and updated the Physical Security Design Manual for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ken holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a MS in construction engineering and management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). In addition, he is a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed professional engineer in the states of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

When Ken is not co-authoring or solving complex design problems, he prefers to keep it simple, as illustrated by his favorite pastime: coaching little league baseball and youth basketball.


Office 202.899.3200

Licenses and Certifications

Professional Engineer (PE) - VA, MD, D.C.
LEED Accredited Professional (LEED© AP)


“PBS P-100, Chapter 5 (Mechanical),” US General Services Administration;
Dialing Down to Zero,” Architectural Products, April 2015.