AEC Intern Partnership Program Continues

Such an awesome opportunity for our summer interns! MMC Contractors and Turner Construction Company hosted the fourth rotation of the 2023 A/E/C intern Partnership. This year’s class of interns had the opportunity to tour MMC Contractors’ fabrication lab and learn about new and emerging technologies within the construction industry.

Welcome to the team, Kirby!

BSE Structural Engineers is excited to welcome Kirby Lough to the team as a structural engineer. Kirby graduated in May 2023 from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a focus on structures. Before moving to KC and joining BSE, Kirby worked as a CAD tech at a local Oklahoma architectural firm. He is a member of the American Insitute of Steel Construction (AISC) and was involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition program while at school. When not at work, you can find Kirby playing or watching baseball.

Welcome to the team, Shelby!

BSE Structural Engineers is excited to welcome Shelby Arrieta to the team as a structural engineer. Shelby graduated in May 2022 from The University of Kansas with a BS in Architectural Engineering. She has valuable experience in teaching, research and structural engineering. Shelby is a familiar face around BSE, having served as a summer intern in 2021; we are excited to have her on board as a full-time BSE employee. While at KU, Shelby worked at the University of Kansas Structural Testing Facility, assisting graduate students with their research projects. Outside the office, Shelby enjoys trying new recipes, reading and spending time with friends and family.

AEC Intern Partnership program

BSE Structural Engineers and the City of Lenexa team had the honor of hosting the 2nd rotation for the 2023 A/E/C Intern Partnership coordinated by BHC. The morning began at Lenexa’s Thompson Barn, where the interns learned about the various stages of a project, from the initial conception and planning process, through the stages of design and construction, with a showcase on the Lenexa Justice Center project. We discussed the project’s coordination using BIM 3D modeling, as well as project challenges and the state-of-the-art features incorporated into the design and construction of this $73 million project. A tour of the Lenexa Justice Center project followed the day’s session.


BSE Structural Engineers is proud to introduce our summer interns for 2023!

George Luetje is a structural engineering intern. George will graduate from Kansas State University in May 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, focusing on structural engineering. Last summer, George began his path into the world of the built environment, having worked as a construction manager for a residential building company where he managed the building process of the homes. In his free time, George enjoys playing board games with friends, building with Legos, and outdoor activities such as running, biking or walking. 

Makayla Young is a structural engineering intern. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Makayla will graduate from KU in May 2024 with a BS in Architectural Engineering. While at KU, Makayla is involved with on-campus activities such as the KU marching band and Concrete Canoe Competition. Her previous hands-on engineering experience included working as an electrical engineer intern assisting senior engineers with AutoCAD drawings for high-voltage substations, and developing multiple lightning protection studies for the solar substations. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading and traveling. 

As interns with BSE this summer, George and Makayla will participate in the 2023 AEC Intern Partnership coordinated by BHC, which comprises eight Kansas City area firms and 72 total interns. During this collaborative program, the interns will receive a unique and valuable experience that will better prepare them for their careers in the AEC industry. 

We are excited to welcome George and Makayla to the team!

Daniel Nagati promoted to Associate at BSE Structural Engineers

We are thrilled to announce our recent promotion to the BSE leadership team! Daniel Nagati, PE, has been promoted to Associate at BSE Structural Engineers. As part of BSE’s management team, Daniel provides leadership of the production staff, including mentoring, scheduling, and development of standards. His leadership skills are evident while working on large-scale projects in healthcare, hospitality, mixed-use, multi-family, warehouse, and industrial markets. Specific notable projects include, Wheatfield Village Apartments, Project Anchor – Costco, Metro Air Park 6, Treasure Valley Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center, Farpoint San Antonio Indoor Vertical Farm, and Leawood Village Mixed-Use, to name a few.  

Daniel graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2010 with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and in July of 2012 with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Daniel enjoys cooking, skiing, and competing in trivia events when not working. 

Congratulations to Daniel! 

Casey Potter, PE, SE, promoted to Senior Structural Engineer

Congratulations to Casey Potter on her promotion to Senior Structural Engineer and for her hard work and dedication at BSE! We are proud to have her as part of our structural engineering team. Casey interned for two summers before joining the BSE team full-time upon graduation from Kansas State University in 2015. She provides excellent leadership and project management on some of BSE’s most notable markets, such as healthcare, mixed-use, recreation, restaurants, retail, warehouse and industrial, and specialty structural design projects. Casey tells us, “My favorite projects have included various Chicken N’ Pickle projects, Meierotto Jewelers, Manhattan Community Centers, and Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Addition.”

We are thrilled to have her as another of BSE’s top-notch structural engineers.


Welcome to the team Ryan!

BSE Structural Engineers is excited to welcome Ryan Kubr to our team as a Structural Engineer. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Omaha, with a Master of Architectural Engineering, structural focus (2012) and a BS Architectural Engineering (2011), Ryan moved to Kansas City after graduating and has remained here ever since. Before joining BSE, Ryan’s experience included ten years in glass and glazing systems engineering, including curtain wall, storefront, panel systems, and glass rail and fin wall products, working with glazing contractors, manufacturers, and architects nationwide.

When not designing structural systems, Ryan enjoys spending his free time following auto racing, driving in local SportsCar Club of America (SCCA) autocross events, and traveling to national parks, racetracks, and other destinations for photography opportunities.

Welcome to BSE, Ryan!

Congrats to BSE’s Newest Licensed Engineer!

Congratulations to Ryan Duren on becoming BSE’s newest licensed structural engineer and for his recent promotion to Senior Structural Engineer.  Ryan recently passed the structural engineering exams to become a licensed professional engineer and structural engineer in the state of Kansas. Ryan is a valuable part of the growing BSE team as a project manager and structural engineer.  He joined BSE in June 2017 and had worked at BSE previously as a summer intern.  Ryan graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering in 2016 and a Master of Architectural Engineering in May 2017.  Some of Ryan’s recent projects have included Lenexa Justice Center, US Engineering Metalworks Facility, along with several million square feet of tilt-up warehouses nationwide for major brands including Walmart, Lowes, Amazon, SC Johnson, and Chewy.

Congratulations, Ryan, on this great milestone!

Welcome to the Team, Alex!

BSE Structural Engineers welcomes Alex Trujillo as a Structural Engineer. Alex graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and has previous experience as a structural engineering intern. Alex is originally from Lawrence, KS and when not working, he enjoys baking and playing jazz piano.