Paul Tschirky is a Senior Principal Coastal Engineer based in Louisiana with more than 20 years of experience in coastal resiliency, restoration, and water management.
He has provided planning, design, analysis, modeling, construction documents, and project management for a wide variety coastal and riverine projects for public and private sector clients.
Paul's experience includes numerical and physical modeling of coastal and riverine processes as well as field data collection and laboratory investigations. For assessment and development of engineering solutions to hydraulic and hydrodynamic problems, he has applied analytical and statistical techniques, numerical models, and advanced field measurement methods. His projects have ranged in size from small beach nourishments to state-wide coastal planning studies.
Resilient solutions integrating built infrastructure and natural systems in the complex zone where land and water meet have been a key focus for Paul. His projects have included shoreline protection, marsh creation, ecosystem restoration, wave prediction/transformation, hydrodynamic modeling, sediment transport, hurricane surges, feasibility assessments, dredging, environmental forces, flood hazard assessment, sea level rise impacts, basin planning projects, navigation and ship maneuvering, passing ship effects, and vessel motion/mooring studies.
Paul has presented at numerous local and international conferences and published papers on topics ranging from coastal wetland restoration to passing ship effects. He is a founding member and current chair of the Louisiana Chapter of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.