MBJ Names New Associates

November 15, 2013—Ryan Hopeman and Matthew Smith have been named associates of the firm, a position of leadership embodying MBJ’s culture and values. Both are licensed professional engineers in Minnesota, as well as in other states. They have achieved technical excellence and exhibited strong managerial capabilities, performing a variety of roles that include project manager, design engineer, and lead engineer.

Ryan Hopeman, PE, SE, LEED AP
Ryan is skilled with many types of structural systems covering a range of market segments, bringing to his projects a unique set of problem-solving skills, sometimes honed in international arenas such as Central America, the Middle East, and Africa. His experience includes design team participation on high-rise projects up to 80 stories, as well as K-12, commercial, higher education, medical, and residential projects. Ryan’s strong project leadership and BIM skills make him an excellent resource for clients and coworkers.

Matthew Smith, PE
Matt touches many aspects of our practice. Whether he is working with our Preservation Engineering Group, our MSP Airport aviation team, or on office, government, or medical projects, Matt benefits clients and coworkers alike with his knowledge and research abilities. Since joining the firm, he has contributed as a leader of MBJ’s Revit training program, developing standards and training curriculum for staff and mentoring individuals in the use of an array of 3D modeling and analytic software.