Mike Carrell, PE
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.
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.