Jonathan H. Ko, P.E., LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer: AKEA Design, Inc.




M.S., B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art


Registrations & Affiliations:


Licensed Engineer: FL#89060, NY#094387, CA#M36823

NHI Tunnel Safety Inspector

LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Interior Design and Construction (ID+C)

Jonathan Ko is a Mechanical Engineer of AKEA Design, Inc. Mr. Ko  has over 11 years of experience in mechanical system design for buildings and infrastructure. His expertise includes HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection system design for academic/commercial buildings and healthcare/laboratory facilities, and ventilation system design for enclosed vehicular facilities, tunnels, and stations. He has also performed numerous fire/life safety studies in accordance with NFPA 130, NFPA 502 and ASHRAE standards. He has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in performing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis for mechanical system design. He has published many technical research papers and presented at international conferences.

Areas of Specialization:


  • Mechanical Engineering and Design
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Fire Protection System Design
  • Ventilation System Design
  • Fire/Life Safety Studies
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


Technical Papers/Publications:


“Chicago Union Station: Ventilation System Design Innovations”

Seminar Presentation at 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference


“Holistic Approach to Improve Air Quality and Provide Smoke Management for Chicago Union Station and Tunnels Using Hybrid Longitudinal and Semi-Transverse Ventilation”

17th International Symposium on Aerodynamics, Ventilation & Fire in Tunnels


“Fuel Pool Development in Tunnel and Drainage as a Means to Mitigate Tunnel Fire Size”

International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS) 2016 & Fire Safety Journal, 2017



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