Mike Carrell

Mike Carrell, PE

Project Engineer

Mike is a Project Engineer in Dunaway’s Austin office. As a project engineer, he oversees the structural design of many projects in the commercial, hospitality, and education sectors. He is proficient in the use of three-dimensional design software and its integration with Autodesk Revit, and he manages the Revit standards for our structural department. Mike has contributed to many projects including K-12, retail, multi-story light frame hotels/apartments. He also manages the prototype design and adaptation of multiple nationwide restaurant chains.

Q+A

Why did you choose this career?

I’ve always been drawn to architecture, but my brain is wired towards engineering. I enjoy working with architects and designing through the challenges of their visions.

What has been your favorite project to work on during your career?

I love working on schools. I worked on the new elementary and high school in Pflugerville, and I am now working on the new middle school.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any interesting hobbies?

I like to build furniture in my spare time. I like that all of my furniture is custom made and at the end of a project there is something tangible to keep.

What was your first job?

I moved musical equipment for my dad’s band all through high school and college. It wasn’t much, but it kept me from flipping burgers.