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Shane Tanner

Associate, Austin

“I love seeing a design come to life in the real world.”

Shane has been providing innovative structural designs for more than 13 years, utilizing steel, concrete, wood and other materials. Shane has had a hand in many high-profile projects around Austin, including the Ronald McDonald House of Austin, the Oasis Mixed-Use Development and the Zach Topfer Theatre. He finds fulfillment in seeing projects go from initial design to grand opening.

  • What is your favorite part about your profession? 
    One of my favorite parts about the profession is the perpetual problem-solving environment that is structural engineering.
  • Why did you go into this profession? 
    I went into this profession as a means to generate some income in preparation for seeking a Masters in Architecture. Turned out that I feel in love with structural engineering as a profession and never looked back.
  • What is the most interesting phase in the structural design process?
    While all phases are interesting, I really enjoy the early design stages.  That’s when we work closely with the design team and find a way to make all their creative ideas a reality for the project.


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