Donovan F. Kelly PE, CPD, LEED APView LinkedIn Profile

Principal / Mechanical Engineer (HVAC & Plumbing)

Donovan Kelly
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) #35960, Arizona
    Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) #19410, New Mexico
    New Mexico State Board of Technical Registration
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1994
    University of Arizona
  • LEED AP Accredited Professional
    United States Green Building Council
  • ASPE Member
    American Society of Plumbing Engineers
  • Surface Miner, License MSHA Form 5000-23
    Mine Safety and Health Administration

Donovan has over fifteen years experience of mechanical design and project management; over a decade with Kelly, Wright & Associates (KWA). Currently, as the President of Kelly, Wright & Associates, P.C., Donovan continues to design and manage a great variety of projects. Donovan's expertise includes HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection engineering and preparation of engineering specifications. He has extensive experience in the design of HVAC and plumbing systems for many types of projects in educational, institutional, government, commercial, and industrial facilities. Donovan has a special appreciation for energy conserving technologies and has a keen awareness of mechanical strategies needed for LEED certification.

Donovan's responsibilities include hands-on management of both the business and engineering sides of Kelly, Wright & Associates. Duties include everything from contract preparation to specification writing to project management to design and construction administration. Using his knowledge of a wide array of mechanical products and focusing on project budget, Donovan strives to present owners and architects with options during the design. He is knowledgeable in code requirements and has extensive experience to help him make cost effective engineering decisions. He is proficient in AutoCAD, HVAC load calculation, and energy simulation programs.

Project Examples

  • K-12 Schools

    KWA provides engineering design services for all types of education facilities, kindergarten to high school. Additionally, KWA provides commissioning and energy audits... (read more)

  • Military

    KWA has extensive experience working on military projects in Arizona and California and has vast knowledge of the federal requirements and desires for such projects... (read more)

  • Healthcare

    The KWA team has designed HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for more than 40 healthcare and medical facilities in Arizona and New Mexico... (read more)

  • Commercial

    The KWA team provides high quality, energy efficient and budget-appropriate solutions for office buildings, financial institutions, mixed-use facilities, retail buildings... (read more)

  • Fire Protection

    KWA continues to lead in areas of Fire Protection Engineering in Southern Arizona. KWA's design experience includes wet & dry pipe, deluge, pre-action, foam, gas agent... (read more)

  • Government

    KWA has extensive experience providing engineering designs for Government projects. The KWA team is knowledgeable of the required design standards and codes... (read more)

  • Museum / Arhive

    KWA has the expertise necessary to provide designs for the tight temperature, humidity, and pressurization requirements of museum and archival facilities... (read more)

  • Places of Worship

    The KWA team understands the needs of and provides custom-taylored solutions for the high-occupancy and multi-use assembly spaces in religious projects... (read more)