Ryan Hollenbeck

Ryan Hollenbeck, EIT

Graduate Engineer

Ryan is a Graduate Engineer in Dunaway’s Austin office. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. His passion for structures led him to structural engineering where he has gained experience in concrete research, BIM, and structural design and analysis.


What Core Value resonates with you the most?

I identify the most with technical excellence because I feel like it is the main building block of any engineering related career. No matter what stage you are at, it will always be an advantage to have a high degree of technical knowledge.

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

I like to go hiking, visit national parks, and play ultimate frisbee, disc golf, regular golf, and the drums. I'm not particularly good and any of them I just find it all enjoyable!

Why did you choose this career?

I have always known that I wanted to pursue some kind of engineering, but it wasn't until high school that I really took an interest in buildings. I originally wanted to be an architect but soon learned I was more interested in the technical side of buildings. From there, I changed my career path to civil engineering with a focus on structural.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

My favorite place I have ever visited is Japan. I have always loved Japanese culture and food and would love to go back.

What is the most daring thing you've ever done?

I hiked the Narrows at Zion National Park which is only about 5-8 miles, but all through water. I also had to hitch hike on the road up to the mountain since the park had hit capacity.