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.


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!

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!

Welcome to the Team, Eric and Alec!

Eric Fletcher and Alec Berger

BSE Structural Engineers is excited to welcome Eric Fletcher and Alec Berger to our team.

Eric Fletcher joins BSE as a structural engineer. Eric graduated from Kansas State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis. Eric has 5 years of experience in light industrial, federal, and a variety of other building projects. He relocated to Kansas City from Tacoma, Washington where he worked for a civil and structural engineering firm. Eric is originally from Topeka, Kansas, so he was glad to move to the Kansas City area to be closer to family. Outside of work, Eric enjoys hiking, traveling, investing, and reading.

Alec Berger joins BSE as a design technician.  Alec completed a Computer Aided Drafting and Design (C.A.D.D.) Certificate from Metropolitan Community College in December 2020. Alec previously worked with schools and non-profit organizations before deciding to make a career change to drafting and design. Alec moved to Kansas City three years ago from Lafayette, Indiana. When not working, Alec enjoys camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Congrats to BSE’s Newest Licensed Engineer!

Congratulations to Casey Potter on becoming BSE’s newest licensed engineer.  Casey recently passed the structural engineering exams to become a licensed professional engineer and structural engineer in the state of Kansas. Casey is a project manager and structural engineer at BSE.  Casey joined BSE as a structural engineer in June 2015 and had worked the previous two summers as an intern.  Casey graduated from Kansas State University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. She completed her Master of Science in Architectural Engineering on May 13, 2016 from Kansas State University while working at BSE. Some of Casey’s key projects have included Meierotto Jewelers in Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Addition in Leawood, Kansas, and multiple Chicken N’ Pickle projects.

Congratulations, Casey, on this great milestone!

Announcing our Newest Promotion

We are proud to announce our recent promotion to the BSE leadership team!  Josh Huenefeld, PE, SE, has been promoted to Associate at BSE Structural Engineers.  Josh is a structural engineer and project manager with over 6 years of experience.  Josh was an intern with BSE for two summers while in college and then joined BSE full time after graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University.

Josh provides leadership on a variety of projects including commercial, mixed-use, multi-family housing, recreation, senior living, and warehouse and industrial.  Josh’s attention to detail, technical excellence and ability to successfully lead the design team through the design and coordination of projects has made him an essential part of the team.  In addition, Josh provides mentoring and training for employees, along with developing and maintaining design standards.

Congratulations to Josh!


Congratulations to Cody and Lauren Buckley on their New Addition

Congratulations to structural engineer Cody Buckley and his wife, Lauren, on the birth of their baby boy, Hubert (Hugh) Michael Buckley. Hugh was born November 10, 2015 and was 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches long. Everyone is doing great!

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Waterpark Making Big Splash For Visually Impaired Patrons

In the July/August 2013 issue of The World Waterpark Association’s publication, World Water Park Magazine, Lions Water Adventure at Woodmen Community Center in Kinston, NC is praised for creating the first waterpark specifically designed to accommodate individuals with visual impairments.

BSE Structural Engineers provided engineering services for all three waterslides at Lions Water Adventure. The slides are manufactured by Avalanche Waterslides and provide three different experiences for riders to enjoy.

Each waterslide is 32-feet-high and bold in color. They are individually designed to provide a safe, fun experience for everyone. The zebra slide is a twisted slide inner-tubes glide down. The signature lion slide plunges riders down through the lion’s mouth and into the pool. The special low-splash slide provides a way for visually and hearing impaired patrons to enjoy a stress-free ride.

Read the full article written by Bill Ellis and Danny Rice by clicking here.