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  • MBJ Teaches at the U

    August 25, 2020 – Passing on knowledge and mentoring others has been an integral part of MBJ’s culture since its inception. This school year we are again supplying the University of Minnesota with teachers from our staff. Seven of our engineers will be returning to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus this fall and spring to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in the Architecture and Construction Management Departments. Their teaching assignments are as follows:

    Meghan Cronin, EIT – teaching ARCH 4571, Architectural Structures I, Fall 2020
    Saura Jost, PE, – teaching ARCH 5561, Architectural Structures, Spring 2021
    Kirk Davis, PE, and Cat Johnson, EIT – teaming up to teach ARCH 5564, Building Structural Systems, Fall 2020.
    J.W. Murphy Curran, PE, and Ryan Hopeman, PE, SE – serving as structural studio advisors for ARCH 5564, Building Structural Systems, Fall 2020.
    Cullen O’Neill, PE – teaching CMgt 4544, Materials and Structures I, Fall 2020.

    Staff are shown below in the order mentioned above.

     

  • O’Neill and Schultz New Associates

    July 1, 2020 – We are excited to announce our new firm Associates, Cullen O’Neill and Lindsey Schultz, and congratulate both of them on their professional achievements. MBJ Associates are leaders, managers, and ambassadors of MBJ’s mission both within our firm, and in the communities we serve.

    Cullen O’Neill, P.E.
    Organized, analytical, and dedicated to serving our clients, Cullen is a highly efficient project manager leading projects in numerous market sectors within MBJ including aviation, science and tech, higher education, and healthcare. In addition to new construction projects, Cullen has expertise in the renovation and retrofit of existing structures as well as unique knowledge of specialty structures, concrete anchorage, and axial shortening of tall buildings. Having played an integral role in the firm’s transition to cloud-based computing in 2019, Cullen continues oversight of the service and provides strong leadership for the firm’s software acquisitions, processes, and education. In the broader community, Cullen serves as a mentor to engineering students at St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota, where he earned his Master’s degree in Structural Engineering and currently teaches as an adjunct professor.


    Lindsey Schultz, S.E.

    Selected as one of Engineering News Record Southwest’s 2020 Top Young Professionals, Lindsey serves as structural engineer of record and project manager to lead some of MBJ’s largest and most complex projects in the Southwest, exhibiting an unwavering commitment to serving her clients. As Phoenix Office Leader, she coordinates project staffing and mentors co-workers, and was integral in developing MBJ’s integrated cold-formed steel practice. A frequent and informative speaker, she has made presentations for industry organizations, architectural clients, and universities. She has served as an ACE Mentor for 12 years in Phoenix, educating and supporting underrepresented youth who seek a career in architecture, construction, or engineering. Lindsey holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

  • Murphy featured in U of M Publication

    May 6, 2020 — MBJ CEO Dan Murphy, PE, was recently profiled in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering Spring 2020 publication. More than a chronicle of Dan’s career, “Shaping A Positive Future” is a statement about his strong desire and commitment to mentoring the next generation of structural engineers, based on the positive experience of his early career mentoring relationship with firm founder John Meyer.

    During Dan’s 46-year career at MBJ, he has accomplished a great deal for the firm, leading its growth from a single office to five U.S. offices with over 100 people, expediting the firm’s technological transition from paper and pencil to digital design, and expanding its reach nationally and internationally. His passion for passing on to younger engineers all he has learned is summed up in this statement from the article: “Structural engineers build our communities and supply what our communities need from healthcare to education, from business to historic preservation, from housing to hospitality. It is easy to develop a passion for our work because the outcomes are so rewarding and satisfying. I am passionate about our profession and sharing what I’ve learned with others.” Click here to read the entire “Shaping A Positive Future” article.

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