Structural Engineer L.A. Fuess Partners Opens New Office in Austin

L.A. Fuess Partners, Inc., a structural engineering firm specializing in the design of commercial, residential, institutional, and industrial buildings, recently opened their third US office in Austin, Texas located at 8200 North Mopac Expressway, Suite 130. Founded in 1979, L.A. Fuess Partners, Inc. (LAFP) also provides services from their offices in Dallas and Boston: working with clients in cities throughout North America as well as overseas. LAFP Senior Associates James Kleineck, P.E. and Cheryl Stewart, P.E. will lead the Austin office and oversee a growing team of engineers. Kleineck began his structural engineering career with L.A. Fuess Partners, Inc. after graduating with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering (2009) and his M.S. in Civil Engineering (2011) from the University of Texas at Austin.  His experience includes multiple structural systems and construction materials, including modifications and expansions to historic structures. He has designed high-rise and low-rise office buildings, schools, healthcare, retail, and aviation support facilities as well as millions of square feet of data centers and parking structures. A fellow Longhorn, Cheryl Stewart received her B.S. in Architectural Engineering (2008) from UT Austin and spent her early engineering career in Austin.  She returned to school at the University of Florida to obtain her M.S. in Structural Engineering (2011). Her years of structural engineering experience encompass the full array of materials and systems for new structures, expansions, and retrofits. She has designed dozens of new and renovated schools, major healthcare facilities, office buildings (some with challenging structural retrofits) and she is well versed in the structural design of hotels, municipal facilities, retail development, and churches.