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Awesome Associates – Bryson Ewing, P.E., Civil Project Engineer (Houston, TX)
Meet our Awesome Associate Bryson Ewing, Project Engineer with our Civil Engineering division in the Houston, TX office. At WGI, we know our success starts with our associates and that’s why we want to share their awesome stories with you.
Hey Bryson! How are you? Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and where you went to school:
I am originally from Fort Worth, TX but my parents moved a lot while I was growing up. I lived in Ft. Worth, Waco, Arlington, and Texarkana all before I was even 8 years old. Then we moved to the Houston Metropolitan area where we lived in Kemah, then League City, and then Clear Lake where I started High School until we moved again. This time we moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area where I finished High School there, got my BS in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, and found a full-time engineering job in Dallas.
Cool, cool. So, what drew you to this profession?
When I was in High School I actually thought I wanted to be an architect, but as school progressed I realized that what really drew me to buildings and construction was not necessarily their functions, facades, or how the spaces flow but how the site and building actually come to be.
That’s cool! What kind of projects do you work on?
A large chunk of my career has had lots of focus on K-12 but I’ve done Higher Education, Golf Courses, Single Family, Multi-Family, Industrial, Parks and Rec work, and some public roadway design projects.
So, What’s your get-pumped song?
Honestly, I have so many playlists built around Country, Rock, and Rap but if I have to pick I’d say Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.
Haha, me too honestly! What do you like to do in your free time?
I used to have so many hobbies like hunting, fishing, golfing, and gaming but as my family has grown my hobbies have evolved. Now that we have our firstborn son Luke (now 7 months old) I am just happy to get out of the house and do fun activities together as a family like a beach or a zoo.
What does your ideal vacation look like?
Our vacation routine is pretty set to usually be a trip to Mexico and a trip to Disney World each year, but with my 5 year wedding anniversary on the horizon, we are talking about doing a 10 day trip in Italy riding high-speed trains across the country.
What was your first job?
My first job was working at a golf course in Dallas/Ft. Worth area where I spent 6 years washing golf carts, fixing golf carts, working grounds crew, driving range crew, and sales in the pro shop. It was such a great job because I was also on the golf team in high school and part of the perks of working there was all the free golf and practice time I could ever want.
Hey, win-win haha! Now let me ask you this; when you are stuck creatively, what do you do?
Usually, I talk amongst my peers to try and get another set of eyes on the problem and a fresh set of ideas, but if that’s not available I will go take a walk to refresh my mind and approach the problem then.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Tex-Mex for sure, actually the whole entire Houston food scene is impossible to give up. Living in the most diverse city in the country comes with so many incredible food options from all cultures that I cannot live without.
Alright, Bryson, everyone at WGI has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?
When Shayna Johnson showed me around the office and I saw how it was such a fun and intimate team of people, I knew then that I was going to be joining an office full of friends first and coworkers second.
That’s awesome Bryson, thank you for talking with us and sharing!
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