MBJ Teaches at SAIC, Chicago, IL

September 13, 2022 – MBJ’s Dan Swiatek, S.E., P.E., LEED APLee Fritz, S.E., P.E., LEED AP and Jiyoung Moon, S.E., P.E. are instructors in the Master of Architecture program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dan and Lee are teaching AIADO 5123 Structures I this fall and Ji will be the instructor for AIADO 6221 Structures II in Spring 2023. These courses introduce building materials, address topics related to the strength of materials and design of structural components and systems, and assess graduate students’ applications with parametric tools. This year, marks Ji’s 16th year, Lee’s 9th year, and Dan’s 5th year teaching at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in downtown Chicago. 

MBJ Teaches at UMN – Twin Cities

September 6, 2022 – It’s back to school time! Six of our engineers are teaching at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in the Architecture and Construction Management Departments during the 2022-2023 academic year. Meghan Cronin, P.E. is an instructor for ARCH 4571, Architectural Structures, Fall 2022; Catherine Johnson Lumintap, EIT is an instructor for ARCH 5564, Building Structural Systems, Fall 2022; Marsha Swatosh, P.E. and Jon Wacker, P.E. are serving as studio advisors for ARCH 5564, Building Structural Systems, Fall 2022; Morgan Kuehn, P.E. is an instructor and Marah Sobczak, EIT is a teaching assistant for CMgt 4544, Materials and Structures I, Fall 2022. Thanks to this dedicated group and many other professionals who are passionate about education and advancing the design and construction profession!

Walking Tall on Treetop Trail at MN Zoo

August 9, 2022 – What to do with an old, unused monorail system? Repurpose it into an elevated walkway! MBJ is thrilled to be collaborating with Snow Kreilich ArchitectsBuro HappoldTEN x TENVictus EngineeringBarr Engineering Co.MIGPEGASUS GROUP – OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVEPCL ConstructionSustainable Investment Group (SIG)True North Consulting GroupAdventure™Nemer Fieger and other dedicated professionals on the Minnesota Zoo’s Treetop Trail. Minnesota Zoo’s retro monorail gets a futuristic revamp | ASCE

“The vantage I have had before from the monorail as a kid is now almost completely new again,” says Jon Wacker, PE. “And that’s going to be very interesting to see, especially how multigenerational groups relate to that up on the trail.”

Courtesy of Snow Kreilich Architects

Irene Trofimova-Peterson Named Principal

July 29, 2022 – We are pleased to announce the promotion of Irene Trofimova-Peterson to Principal at Meyer Borgman Johnson. Since joining MBJ in 2004, Irene has made a significant impact to our flourishing healthcare engineering practice. With a structural engineering career spanning over 20 years, Irene brings broad practice experience across multiple sectors including aviation, commercial and education with a deep knowledge of healthcare. Please join us in congratulating Irene!

Fritz and Swiatek Named Associates

July 13, 2022 – We are excited to announce that Lee Fritz, S.E., P.E., LEED AP and Dan Swiatek, S.E., P.E., LEED AP are Meyer Borgman Johnson’s new Associates. Since joining MBJ this year as Co-Directors of our Chicago office, Lee and Dan have made significant contributions to the firm and our newest office location. Please join us in congratulating Dan and Lee!