Joe Paulson


Senior Engineer II

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Joe joined the Clanton & Associates team in 2020, specializing in roadway lighting and other transportation-related lighting projects. Before joining Clanton & Associates, Joe worked for the City of Boulder, Colorado for 29 years, where he was responsible for the city’s traffic signal and street lighting systems, as well as utility undergrounding projects. Prior to that, he was with a Boulder traffic engineering consulting firm for six years, working on a variety of projects for agencies in the Denver metropolitan area.

Notable Work Includes:

  • Introduction of metal halide and induction street lighting in Boulder, replacing high pressure sodium (HPS) sources.
  • The first LED street lighting project in Boulder, introducing wireless monitoring and controls.
  • University Hill residential area pedestrian corridor lighting.

Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado and is certified by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. Joe is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

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