Brian Bowden, PE
Senior Discipline Lead | Associate Principal
Brian is a firm Associate Principal and serves as a Senior Discipline Lead within Dunaway’s structural team. He specializes in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) while successfully managing over $1.5 million in Fast-Track Design-Build projects. He received a Master of Science in structural engineering, where he focused on advanced topics in concrete design and analysis. He has designed and managed multiple complex projects within the healthcare, commercial, hospitality, and industrial sectors.
Why did you choose this career?
I was always curious how things were built growing up. I would find myself disassembling items around the house and putting them back together. In high school, I had the opportunity to spend a summer assisting in building a house from the concrete foundation up to completing the roof. That pretty much sealed my decision to go into Structural Engineering.
What Core Value resonates with you the most?
Responsiveness would be the value I identify with the most. The second someone emails or calls, I feel the need to answer their question as soon as possible so that I’m not the critical path.
What has been your favorite project to work on during your career?
Bouldin Creek Commons Office Building Austin, Texas. This project was a multi-tiered 5-story cast-in-place office building over a garage with many challenging structural design aspects. It was also a very coordinated project team that allowed for very productive and collaborative meetings.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
I traveled to Germany a few years back and really enjoyed Munich. It would be one of my top international cities to live in if I had the opportunity.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
Red Ryder BB gun.
What is the most daring thing you've ever done?
I got up to 75mph while downhill snow skiing.
What's the best piece of advice you have ever recieved?
"You’ll shoot your eye out."