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Meet MBA Monday – Kelsey Paris

Birmingham is buzzing with excitement over the eclipse and it is such a cool way to start off the new work week! We celebrate today’s historical event with a new Meet MBA Monday featuring support staff member and coffee enthusiast, Receptionist Kelsey Paris.   ONE: What is the coolest thing you own? I don’t own it yet, but I have my eye on a turquoise  ring my mom has had since she was 14 years old…. Read more

Meet MBA Monday – Brian Young

Happy Monday, Readers! We hope you had a restful weekend and that you are all set to take on this day. Today is an exciting Meet MBA Monday because we are introducing you to one of our newest Principals, Brian Young. ONE: If you could master one craft, what would it be? Playing guitar.  I love music, especially jam bands and southern rock like the Allman Brothers.  I would love to be able to just pick… Read more

Tower Treats – MBA Collaborates with McWane

Last week, we partnered up with McWane Science Center for another afternoon to teach their summer campers about Structural Engineering! Engineers Jason Partain and David Burkhalter spent their Tuesday afternoon with 1st – 2nd grade campers teaching them about Structural Engineering and why it is important. Jason highlighted some of our popular jobs in the Birmingham area and added some familiar photos such as the Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa. The campers were… Read more

Meet MBA Monday – Amanda Sanders

Why is this Monday our favorite day around the office? Because its Meet MBA Monday, of course! Today we highlight Revit technician extraordinaire Amanda Sanders. Amanda joined our team in the spring of 2016 and has been a key member of our support staff since day one. ONE: If you could have any profession, other than your own, what would it be? I would say I would either want to be a stay at home mom… Read more

Indian Springs School Wins Texas Design Award

We are ecstatic to have been a part of this incredible project. This project was recognized as one of the eleven winners for the 2017 Design Awards in Texas. A feature of the Indian Springs School along with the other recipients will be issued in the September/October issue of Texas Architect. Click here to read the full article!

A Test of Strength – MBA Collaborates with McWane

This week, engineers Andrew Marlin and Jason Partain joined forces with the educators at McWane Science Center here in Birmingham for their annual Summer Camp. Tuesday afternoon they spoke to 5th – 7th grade campers about Structural Engineering. Andrew explained what Structural Engineering is and highlighted one of our most popular jobs, Regions Field. The campers had great questions and observations during the presentation, which worked well in their favor because Jason presented them with a challenge…. Read more

Meet MBA Monday – David Burkhalter

Is your Monday dragging on a little slow? Need a pick-me-up? How about a new Meet MBA Monday! Today is all about one of our multi-talented Structural Engineers, David Burkhalter. ONE: What is the coolest thing you own? The nord electro keyboard that I bought for the wedding band I played in throughout college. TWO: If you could play a role in a television show or movie, who would it be? Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec, aka… Read more

And the Winner is…

Thursday June 22, 2017, AIA Birmingham held their Annual Design Awards at the Thomas Jefferson Tower. MBA was honored to be a part of several different teams recognized that evening and you can see the full list of those winners here. Stop by the Thomas Jefferson Tower if you’re in the area because all the projects will be displayed in the Second Floor Gallery through July 7.  

Meet MBA Monday – Jason Partain

Business as usual here at the office so we need to add a little flare to this Monday. How are we going to do that? Meet MBA Monday of course! We introduce to you our wood design enthusiast, Structural Engineer, Jason Partain.   ONE: If you could master one craft, what would it be? Woodworking. TWO: If you could have any profession, other than your own, what would it be? High School Math Teacher. THREE: What… Read more

Meet MBA Monday – Heather Self

Meet MBA Monday is our favorite kind of Monday! Today we are excited to introduce to you one of our support staff members who is the master-mind behind administration, Office Manager Heather Self.   ONE: If you could master one craft, what would it be? Baking. I am pretty good, but I would love to get my cake decorating skills on par with Duff Goldman. TWO: What is the coolest thing you own? My husband is… Read more