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Ben Gunden Promoted to Principal - 01.01.2021

We are excited to announce Ben’s promotion to principal of our firm! Ben has been with Ehlert Bryan since 2010 and has strong experience in the structural design and project management of a wide variety of new construction and renovation projects from conceptual design through construction. In addition to project work, Ben has taken a proactive approach in strengthening the growth of our existing and new engineers. We look forward to his continued leadership and the future of his position with Ehlert Bryan.
Please join us in congratulating Ben on his promotion and in wishing him continued success!

Annual Food Drive - 12.17.2020

With many people in our community, and communities across the country, struggling with a shortage of food this winter, EB partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to give back to our community in the form of a digital food drive, and, thanks to our generous employees, we surpassed our donation goal! Capital Area Food Bank serves the greater DC metro area and feeds thousands of people in the area every day. Their donations will go directly to the food bank to support members of our community by putting food on their tables.

ACEC Engineering Excellence Grand Award - 12.07.2020

Ehlert Bryan is honored to share that the new U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo has won the 2020 Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). A special thanks and congratulations to BL Harbert, Page, and the U.S. Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO). We are proud of our team and of the success of our on-going partnership!

APAH Celebrate Home! 2020 - 10.14.2020

Ehlert Bryan is proud to support the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) again this year with a sponsorship of this year's virtual Celebrate Home! event. Keep up the good work, APAH!

ENR's 2020 Global Best Project Award - 08.28.2020

We would like to congratulate BL Harbert and Page on their latest project award! Engineering News-Record (ENR) has awarded the new U.S. Consulate in Matamoros, Mexico as a Global Best Project due to the design, safety, and quality provided by BL Harbert and Page. In addition to Matamoros, an Award of Merit was announced for the new U.S. Office Annex in Amman, Jordan.

Ehlert Bryan Status is OPEN for Business - 03.17.2020

By now, you have received numerous COVID-19 emails talking about the current crisis. Our message is simple – we will continue to remain open and plan to provide the same service as usual, but will do so while allowing our staff the freedom to work from home in an environment that provides safety and lowers the risk of virus transmission. We want you to know we are open for business and will continue to provide structural services.
We wish everyone safety and health!

2020 SEA-MW ESE Project Awards - 03.07.2020

Ehlert Bryan received the "Outstanding Project Award – Renovations Under $15 Million" at the SEA-MW Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Gala for the 3431 13th Street NW project in Washington, DC. This conversion of an existing sanctuary into a three-story apartment building required unique structural solutions for each major building component, keeping our design team challenged at every turn. A special thank you to StudioMB for your continued partnership!

APAH Celebrate Home! 2019 - 10.10.2019

Ehlert Bryan is proud to support the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) again this year with a sponsorship of this year's Celebrate Home! event held at Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, VA. Keep up the good work, APAH!

Connolly Cup Sponsorship - 09.12.2019

Ehlert Bryan was a proud sponsor of the eigth annual Connolly Cup for the seventh straight year. The Connolly Cup is a charity golf tournament benefiting The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC. The tournament is named after Peter Connolly, who was an extremely and respected member of the Washington, DC real estate community, as well as an avid golfer.

DC Design Week 2019 - 09.20.2019

The Fish Market project at The Wharf in Washington DC was the subject of one of the break-out sessions at the 2019 DC Design. Mr. Wayne Bryan of EB joined Mr. David Bagnoli and Ms. Jenna Bolino of StudioMB to give a 90-minute presentation - "Retrofitting an Existing Waterfront - The Washington Fish Market". It covered the history of The Wharf and The Fish Market, the design approach for the six-building complex, and the various challenges that occurred during design and construction.

Bill Appointed SEA-MW Director - 05.14.2019

Bill McLain was appointed as one of the SEA-MW Board Directors after 5 years serving on the Gala Committee. Bill has been an active member of SEA-MW for over 10 years and we would like to thank Bill along with the rest of the Board Members for their continued support of our local Structural Engineering Association (SEA-MW).

Rod Gets Published in ICRI - 04.01.2019

Ehlert Bryan's Director of Repair and Renovation, Rod Seyidoglu, PE, SE, was recently published in the Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute's quarterly newsletter. The article, focusing on the repair and maintenance of retaining walls, explains how retaining wall issues are investigated and repaired and offers recommendations for preventative maintenance. Click here to read the full article.

2019 SEA-MW ESE Project Awards - 03.02.2019

A special congratulations to Wayne Bryan for receiving the distinguished accolade of Outstanding Achievement in Structural Engineering at the 2019 SEA-MW Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Gala. Wayne’s priceless knowledge, over 39 years of experience, and his tireless dedication to strengthening the Structural Engineering community made him the perfect recipient for the award. Ehlert Bryan is truly fortunate to have such an amazing founding principal and couldn’t be happier for Wayne!

In another proud moment of 2019, EB won the top prize at the annual SEA-MW Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards in the category of 'New Construction $25 - $75 Million'. Riverside Baptist Redevelopment at The Wharf won the Outstanding Project award due its complex structural challenges and innovative solutions. The project includes a new church building built above an underground Metro tunnel and the adjacent residential tower. Thank you to our exceptional teammates on the project Studios Architecture, GBR Architects and developer PN Hoffman.

EB Moved to Tysons - 01.02.2019

Ehlert Bryan has moved from McLean to Tysons. Our new address is
8609 Westwood Center Dr, Suite 800,
Tysons, VA 22182.

EB's New Repair & Renovations Department - 11.05.2018

Ehlert Bryan established a new Repair and Renovation group specializing in structural repairs, waterproofing, and strengthening of existing structures. This unique and highly qualified group offers engineering services for surveys, condition assessments, due-diligence reports, preparation of repair design documents, and construction administration.

AIA DC Chapter Design Awards - 09.18.2018

The Achievement Preparatory Academy (Washington, DC) and the Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School (Washington, DC), designed by Studio 27 Architecture, each received an award for Excellence in Architecture in the AIA DC 2018 Chapter Design Awards. The Tranquil Transit (Union Station Bus Terminal Pavilions), also designed by Studio 27 Architecture, received an Honorable Mention in Civic Architecture. Click here to learn more.

Penn State University AE Career Fair - 09.18.2018

Ehlert Bryan will attend the 2018 Penn State University Architectural Engineering Career Fair. We welcome students to stop by our booth to learn more about how our structural engineering profession and team work environment could be a great fit. We look forward to seeing you there!

Projects Featured in ArchitectureDC Fall 2018 Magazine - 09.13.2018

Ehlert Bryan provided structural engineering services for the F1rst Residences (Washington, DC), Capital Yacht Club (Washington, DC), and Pier 4 (Washington, DC) projects. These projects are all featured in AIA|DC Chapter’s Fall 2018 – Variety Pack issue of the ArchitectureDC magazine. Click here to learn more (Pages: 38-43; 56-60; 64-70).

Connolly Cup Sponsorship - 09.06.2018

Ehlert Bryan was a proud sponsor of the seventh annual Connolly Cup for the sixth straight year. The Connolly Cup is a charity golf tournament benefiting The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC. The tournament is named after Peter Connolly, who was an extremely well liked and respected member of the Washington, DC real estate community, as well as an avid golfer.

2018 SEA-MW ESE Project Awards - 02.24.2018

In a proud moment, thanks to our exceptionally talented partners, Ehlert Bryan received two top honors awards at the SEA-MW Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Gala. 455 Eye Street won the "Outstanding Project Award – New Construction $25-$75 Million" and Pier 4 at the Wharf won the "Outstanding Project Award – Renovation Under $15 Million". Thank you to our teammates on these projects, Hickok Cole Architects and StudioMB respectively, for your continued partnerships! Both of these projects showcase the proliferation of redevelopment of historic structures in our region. Projects such as these allow historic structures to be reborn, and to provide a historic backdrop for modern Washingtonians’ lives.

EB Annual Food Drive - 12.14.2017

Ehlert Bryan held our annual food drive for the eighth straight year and, as a team, we donated 370 pounds of food to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) as a part of their 2017 Holiday Food Drive. This food assistance center feeds up to 2,500 families each winter holiday season and we are happy to have supported AFAC in bringing meals to our Arlington neighbors in need.

SEA-MW Career Fair - 11.03.2017

Ehlert Bryan was a participating sponsor at the 2017 SEA-MW Career Fair - a free event held in Washington DC for undergraduates interested in pursuing structural engineering. The event was a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to stop by our booth to learn more about the structural engineering profession, our great team work environment, and our vast array of projects.

7th & Pennsylvania, SE Wins Presidential Citation for Urban Catalyst - 10.12.2017

AIA|DC awarded the 7th & Pennsylvania, SE project the Presidential Citation for Urban Catalyst for this year’s Chapter Design Awards. The 7th & Pennsylvania, SE project consisted of the vertical expansion and combination of three existing buildings. Thank you to Weinstein Studio for your continued partnership! Click here to learn more.

Connolly Cup Sponsorship - 09.07.2017

Ehlert Bryan was a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Connolly Cup for the fifth straight year. The Connolly Cup is a charity golf tournament benefiting The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC. The tournament is named after Peter Connolly, who was an extremely well liked and respected member of the Washington, DC real estate community, as well as an avid golfer.

BASIS Independent School McLean Wins Merit Award - 08.08.2017

ENR MidAtlantic awarded the BASIS Independent School McLean project the “Award of Merit - K-12 Education”. The project, designed by Perkins Eastman Architects, is located at the former Freddie Mac campus in Tysons and the renovation included the design of more than 23 classrooms, a full-service cafeteria, biology, physics, and chemistry laboratories, a gymnasium, demonstration rooms, and outdoor and indoor play areas. The project completed Summer 2017. Thank you to Perkins Eastman for your continued partnership! Click here to learn more.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria - 04.29.2017

Ehlert Bryan participated in Rebuilding Together Alexandria’s National Rebuilding Day event as part of SEA-MW’s team of volunteers. Rebuilding Together Alexandria achieves greater City well-being by maintaining affordable housing, creating homeownership opportunities, and revitalizing communities. Volunteers helped repair homes and assisted in the revitalization of community spaces that serve the City’s low-income residents. This act positively impacts the quality of life for many homeowners faced with the challenging issue of housing affordability in Alexandria, VA.

Projects Featured in ArchitectureDC Spring 2017 Magazine - 03.13.2017

Ehlert Bryan provided structural engineering services for both the Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter School (Washington, DC) and the BASIS: Independent School (McLean, VA) projects. These projects are both featured in AIA|DC Chapter’s Spring 2017 – Institutional projects issue of the ArchitectureDC magazine. Click here to learn more (Pages: 54-58; 62-66).

Ellsworth Place Mall Wins Merit Award - 02.25.2017

The Ellsworth Place Mall project wins a “Merit Award – Renovation Under $15 Million” at the 2017 SEA-MW Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Gala. The project was a redevelopment of the original City Place Mall to a more “industrial, clean look”. The renovation included improvements to the mall’s connections to the surrounding streets by adding several new entrances. The layout of the mall was rearranged to improve circulation and combine smaller stores into larger, “junior anchor” spaces for national retailers. Signs, lighting and video screens were hung from the existing metal framework that wraps around the building’s older portion. The project completed Spring 2016.

EB Annual Food Drive - 12.08.2016

Ehlert Bryan held our annual food drive for the seventh straight year and, as a team, we donated 412 pounds of food to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) as a part of their 2016 Holiday Food Drive. This food assistance center feeds up to 2,200 families every week and we are happy to have supported AFAC in bringing meals to our Arlington neighbors in need.

The Next Step: A Forum for Future Engineers The Next Step: A Forum for Future Engineers - 11.11.2016

Ehlert Bryan participated in The Next Step: A Forum for Future Structural Engineers. Alex Salmin, principal at Ehlert Bryan, was a speaker during this event. The event, held in Washington DC, provided a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about the structural engineering profession, connect with other local structural engineering students, meet with local professionals, participate in the career fair, and get exposure to future potential employers.

One Loudoun Garage Wins Design Build Award - 10.04.2016

The One Loudoun Parking Garage won the 2016 Design Build Award for Projects $5-$15 Million by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of DC. This five-level, 791-space parking garage serves the retail and entertainments needs of the One Loudoun development in downtown Ashburn, Virginia.

35 Years of Success! - 10.01.2016

Ehlert Bryan celebrates 35 years of success. Throughout the years, we have grown in infinite ways. From our humble beginnings of a small, two-person firm in 1981 to a strong team of 35 in 2016, we have continued to grow to support our projects and benefit from ever-changing technology advancements to deliver top-quality service to our clients. Ehlert Bryan has always maintained a focus on our core values of integrity, inventiveness, responsiveness, team approach, and document quality. Our family-environment in the office allows us to build valuable relationships, within and out of the office, leading to proud achievements. We would like to thank all of our clients and colleagues for their continued support!

Penn State University AE Career Fair - 09.19.2016

Ehlert Bryan will attend the 2016 Penn State University Architectural Engineering Career Fair. We welcome students to stop by our booth to learn more about how our structural engineering profession and team work environment could be a great fit. We look forward to seeing you there!

Connolly Cup Sponsorship - 09.08.2016

Ehlert Bryan was a proud sponsor of the fifth annual Connolly Cup for the fourth straight year. The Connolly Cup is a charity golf tournament benefiting The First Tee of Washington, DC. The tournament is named after Peter Connolly, who was an extremely well liked and respected member of the Washington, DC real estate community, as well as an avid golfer.

2016 Education Facility Design Awards - 09.08.2016

The Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, DC, designed by Studio 27 Architecture, received an “Award of Excellence” in the 2016 Education Facility Design Awards. Click here to learn more.

AIA Virginia Design Awards - 08.23.2016

The Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, DC, designed by Studio 27 Architecture, received a “Merit Award” for Excellence in Architecture in the AIA Virginia Design Awards.

SEA-MW's 2016 Outstanding Project Award - 02.20.2016

The Mall of San Juan, Puerto Rico project wins the “Outstanding Project Award – New Construction Over $75 Million” at the 2016 SEA-MW Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Gala. The project, designed by Hobbs + Black Architects, consists of a complex design of a stunning, 634,000 SF, new shopping mall centrally located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Extravagant entry areas welcome visitors with being up to five stories high. Construction of the mall is steel framed and incorporates concrete shear walls, x-braced frames, and RBS and SidePlate moment frames for lateral design to support the high seismic and wind forces in Puerto Rico. The garages are precast concrete. The design also includes coordination with the developers of two anchor stores and a hotel. The mall’s Grand Opening date was March 23, 2015.

SEA-MW's 2016 Chairperson’s Award - 02.20.2016

Thomas Bouffard proudly accepted the Chairperson’s Award acknowledging his leadership and positive influence to the structural engineering community in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Bouffard served as the Chairperson in 1998 and 2013 for the Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan Washington. As a strong member of the organization, his prime motive is to improve business and engineering services, and promote the field of structural engineering. He has and continues, to educate new and current members of sound business practices, reducing risk, and improving service in the industry.

CANstruction Competition & Food Drive - 11.30.2015

Ehlert Bryan teamed with Hickok Cole Architects and Bohler Engineering participating in the Annual 2015 CANstrution competition held at the National Building Museum. The choice of structure to build: The Scooby Doo, mean green Mystery Machine! After 6 hours of hard work, the team successfully built the imaginative structure out of the donated cans. Votes were calculated and the team proudly received the “People’s Choice Awards”. The donated goods from our employees and others benefitted the Capital Area Food Bank.

Connolly Cup Sponsorship - 11.04.2015

Ehlert Bryan was a proud sponsor of the fourth annual Connolly Cup for the third straight year. The Connolly Cup is a charity golf tournament benefiting The First Tee of Washington, DC. The tournament is named after Peter Connolly, who was an extremely well like and respected member of the Washington, DC real estate community, as well as an avid golfer.

Penn State University AE Career Fair - 09.21.2015

Ehlert Bryan attended the 2015 Penn State University Architectural Engineering Career Fair. All students were welcomed to stop by our booth to learn more about how our structural engineering profession and team work environment could be a great fit.

Best Firms to Work For Contest - 07.09.2015

Each year The Zweig Group Best Firms to Work Contest presents a prestigious list honoring the creation of outstanding workplaces at architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. These firms have been recognized for their ability to inspire their teams to perform at the highest levels and create an environment where their people feel valued, can make a difference, and can clearly see their contribution to the overall mission and success of the firm. Ehlert Bryan ranked 7th place in the Structural Engineering sector.

ACEC Oregon Engineering Excellence Honor Award - 01.21.2015

Ehlert Bryan was awarded the “Engineering Excellence Honor Award” by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon for the United States Embassy Compound Renovation and Chancery Addition in Helsinki, Finland.

EB Annual Food Drive - 11.14.2014

For the fifth straight year, EB employees have joined together to collect food to benefit the ACTS Food Pantry in Dumfries, VA.

Bill McLain Becomes Principal - 10.01.2014

We are pleased to announce the promotion of William R. McLain, PE to the position of Principal.

Bill has been a practicing structural engineer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. His broad experience in design and management strengthens the leadership of our team. As Ehlert Bryan continues to grow and excel, we are excited about his new role within the firm.

Connolly Cup Sponsorship - 09.17.2014

Ehlert Bryan was a proud sponsor of the third annual Connolly Cup for the second straight year. The Connolly Cup is a charity golf tournament benefiting The First Tee of Washington, DC. The tournament is named after Peter Connolly, who was an extremely well like and respected member of the Washington, DC real estate community, as well as an avid golfer.

No Wonder We Like Working Here - 07.07.2014

We did it again! Ehlert Bryan was awarded 6th place in the Structural Engineer's "Best Structural Engineering Firms to Work for" Contest in 2014. This national trade magazine evaluates structural engineering firms all over the country and we were deemed to be among the best. Ehlert Bryan has been awarded a prize in this contest in 11 of the last 12 years. If you'd like to be part of one of the "Best Structural Engineering Firms to Work for", check out our Career Opportunities page. Click here to learn more about the contest and it's winners.

Project Awards - 05.12.2014

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal wins ENR's Global Award of Merit for Government Buildings. Click here to learn more.

The U.S. Embassy Compound in Helskinki, Finland was awarded ENR's Global Award for Merit for Green Projects. Click here to learn more.

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