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.
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!
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.
Meet our Newest Employees
Kyle Bauer joins BSE as a structural engineer. Kyle graduated with Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master of Science with a structural engineering focus from Kansas State University in May 2021. Kyle has a year of previous experience as a structural engineer, along with two summer internships. He grew up in Wichita and relocated to Kansas City after graduation. Kyle spends most of his free time playing for a men’s ultimate frisbee team in Kansas City. He also enjoys playing board and card games with friends and family, snow skiing and traveling.
Matthew Howard joins BSE as a structural engineer. Matthew graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a focus on Structures in May of 2022. Matthew worked as an intern with an architecture firm in his hometown in Arkansas and as Math Tutor at Stillwater Middle School. Matthew is originally from Benton, Arkansas and relocated to Kansas City from Stillwater, OK after graduating to join BSE. In his free time, Matthew enjoys hiking, building model airplanes, and playing badminton.
Tyson Gough joins BSE as a design technician. Tyson graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2011, and he will complete his certificate in Computer Aided Drafting & Design from Metropolitan Community College in fall 2022. Tyson previously worked in the architectural millwork industry in Kansas City for the last 10 years. As a millworker, he learned how to read and build from shop drawings and was inspired by that experience to go back to school to study drafting & design. Tyson enjoys drawing, woodworking, playing the guitar, and working on projects with his wife at their 1890s home.
Andrew Graves joins BSE as a design technician. Andrew received his Computer Aided Drafting & Design Certification in May 2022 and he will graduate with an Associates in Engineering Technology with a primary focus in Computer Aided Drafting from Metropolitan Community College in May 2023. Andrew is from the Kansas City area and enjoys spending time with his family, going to Table Rock Lake, and hiking.
Hunter Lanier joins BSE as a structural engineer. Hunter graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with a focus on structures in May 2020. Hunter has two years of previous experience as a structural engineer. He is originally from Newton, Kansas and enjoys spending time outdoors, working with cattle, exercising, and training mixed martial arts.
BSE Structural Engineers Welcomes Two New Employees
BSE Structural Engineers is excited to announce the addition of two Design Technicians, Jesse Poore and Lee Stewart. They are both recent graduates from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) with a Bachelor of Science and Technology in Drafting and Design Technology.
Jesse Poore recently moved to Overland Park, Kansas from Warrensburg, MO . He emphasized in Architectural and Civil Drafting, while completing his Bachelor’s Degree at UCM. While attending college, Jesse designed a Dog Park for the city of Warrensburg by creating renderings in Revit. He also represented UCM by competing in the ASC Design Build Contest in the Fall of 2014. Even as a child, Jesse has always shown interest in the field of Design and Drafting. He enjoys all genres of music, as well as, skateboarding, drawing and cooking. He hopes to inspire his 11 year old sister to graduate college with honors and follow her dreams. Jesse states, “I am more than thrilled to be a member of the BSE family.”
“I am more than thrilled to be a member of the BSE family.”
Lee Stewart also recently moved to the Kansas City Area from Warrensburg, MO. Prior to attending UCM, Lee attended East Central College, a community college located in Union, MO. During his time there Lee designed a monumental statue that involved the school’s mascot for the courtyard he proposed in his Campus Landscape Design Proposal. He then transferred to UCM in the summer of 2012. While interning with Central Design Group, an Architectural company located in Columbia, MO, Lee participated in the design of a monument sign for a local Church. In his free time Lee enjoys riding motorcycles, woodworking, traveling and paintball.
BSE welcomes the Jesse and Lee; we look forward to their contributions to our team!
BSE Welcomes Two Summer Interns
BSE Structural Engineers welcomes back Casey Stallbaumer for her second summer as one of our Structural Engineering Interns. Casey will graduate from Kansas State University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architectural Engineering in May 2015. She has also been working part-time as an intern during this past school year while in Manhattan. Casey shows her dedication and work ethic by contributing her time to multiple school organizations, and she still finds time to enjoy K-State football games, baking and archery.
BSE Structural Engineers is also excited to have Ty Richardson join us as a Technician Intern. Ty is attending the University of Central Missouri and will receive his Bachelor of Science in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology in December 2014. Ty has held many high ranked positions in Nu Society and has had great success in leading a campaign to reignite the Kappa Nu Chapter of Sigma Nu at the UCM campus. Ty also enjoys relaxing by the lake, long boarding, or taking it easy with movies, books or video games.
Welcome Casey and Ty to BSE!
Zach Plakorus joins BSE Structural Engineers
BSE Structural Engineers is happy to welcome a new member of our technician team, Zach Plakorus. As a prior BSE intern, Zach quickly became a valued member of the growing team.
Zach graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Aided Drafting Design and Technology from The University of Central Missouri on May 11, 2013. At UCM Zach was a member of The American Design Drafting Association.
Prior to graduating, Zach interned with BSE Structural Engineers from December 2012 through May 2013. Before interning with BSE, he also worked as a contractor’s assistant with Hodson Custom Homes and was a drafting intern at Fike Corporation in 2010.
BSE Structural Engineers Welcomes Samantha Born
BSE Structural Engineers is excited to announce the addition of Samantha Born to our team of technicians. By adding Samantha to the growing team, BSE hopes to continue providing clients with great solutions for their structural engineering needs.
Samantha graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Aided Drafting Design and Technology from The University of Central Missouri on May 11, 2013. At UCM she was a member of both The American Design Drafting Association and The American Institute of Building Design.
Prior to graduating college, Samantha interned with BSE Structural Engineers from December 2012 through May 2013 and quickly became a valuable addition to the office. Before interning with BSE she interned as a technician with Kiewit at their Omaha, Nebraska location.
Alyssa Murphy Joins BSE Structural Engineers
BSE Structural Engineers welcomes Alyssa Murphy as our new Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator. Alyssa graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations in August 2011. Alyssa’s previous experience includes helping small businesses with marketing strategies associated with their websites, social media initiatives and other marketing materials. We look forward to her contributions to our marketing team.