Bryan Kukoda, PE
Associate, Project Engineerbkukoda@datumengineers.com
Bryan joined Datum in 2019 and is an Associate in the Austin office. His design experience has concentrated on K-12, residential, commercial, and high-rise buildings.
Bryan earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas in Austin. Prior to completing his Master’s Degree, Bryan worked as a bridge design engineer in Austin for nearly five years with experience in prestressed concrete girder and steel plate girder bridges.
Q & A
What inspires you about your work?
As structural engineers, we have the opportunity to create spaces for our communities to enjoy. I think there is more artistry to our job than most people realize. We creatively problem-solve through the use of physics, mathematics, and material science to help take the theoretical and make it physical. It takes a lot of teamwork to bring the built environment to life; I find it very rewarding and humbling to contribute to the realization of the ambitious visions of owners and architects.
Why do you work at Datum?
I joined Datum because of their impressive portfolio of projects spanning throughout the state of Texas. My favorite part about working with the team is the way that we approach structural engineering. The Datum team is full of like-minded individuals who share a passion for problem solving, creativity, the pursuit of knowledge, and an appreciation for architecture.
What makes you interesting?
Outside of the office, I love playing soccer, golfing, and going to live comedy shows. Some of my other hobbies include skiing, crosswords, and jigsaw puzzles. I also have two fluffy cats named Kit and Pancake who undermine my authority at any given opportunity. I love them.