“As a structural engineer, my job is to know the 'why' when it comes to construction. Growing up in a family of general contractors, I learned from a young age how things are built - but I was always interested in the "why.'”
Raised just outside of Austin and educated at Texas A&M University, Mike is a homegrown talent. Since joining the firm in 2011, he quickly advanced at DCI's Austin office and solidified client relationships throughout the United States. He is the firm's design leader with the Diversakore composite framing systems while also being well-versed in concrete, structural steel, wood, cold-formed steel, and masonry. Mike works toward increasing company growth, mentors staff, and manages complex projects. Contractors and architects who work with him appreciate his solutions-oriented interaction.
- If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
I would still be in the A/E/C industry, most likely as a general contractor.
- What is your favorite place in Austin?
It would have to be Zilker Park which is the central waterfront park in Austin. You can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to go out on Lake Lady Bird. The whole Austin skyline is visible and a great place to enjoy a hot summer's day.
- What is your favorite piece of historical architecture?
St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Czech Republic.