Brent Powell

, PE

Principal of Structural Engineering

Joined APD in 2014. Became a Principal in 2018.

Having lived on both coasts, Mr. Powell has worked on projects all across the country. His portfolio comprises projects from commercial and retail to residential, religious to municipal, industrial and more.

Upon joining APD, he began growing a cohesive structural department that provides structural design and support for many of APD’s clients and their diverse projects. The department has flourished and continually expands its services. Mr. Powell leads this group collaboratively, mentoring staff in strong structural principles. They continually strive to create efficiencies and improvements within their team. The structural team works closely with all of APD’s other departments and is part of the Prototypical Design Team.

A former Adjunct Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), he taught Elementary Structure (steel and concrete design), Timber Design, and Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics.

Mr. Powell is a LEED Accredited Professional, and is licensed in over 2/3 of the US.

Mr. Powell enjoys road trips, national parks, alpine skiing, pick-up games of any sport, and being with family and friends.


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