Susan Reynolds, PE, RA, LEED AP

Assistant Professor, Joined TU in 2011

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, 2004

Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University, 2000

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Auburn University, 2004

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Registered Architect, District of Columbia

LEED Accredited Professional

Member, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)

Member, AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction)

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University, 2011-present

Courses taught:

  • ARCH 343 Structures I
  • ARCH 344 Structures II
  • ARCH 443 Structures III
  • ARCH 364 Historic Preservation I
  • CSMT 435 Soils and Foundations
  • CSMT 352 Construction Safety

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois, 2002-2004

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois, 2002-2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Structural Engineer, AECOM, Washington, DC 2007-2010

Structural Engineer, Robert Silman Associates, Washington, DC 2004-2007

ICOMOS International Intern, ICCROM, Rome, Italy, 2006

RSA Fellow for Preservation Engineering, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC, 2004-2005

Intern Architect, Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Chicago, Illinois, 2000-2002

Intern Architect, Olsen and Associates, Champaign, Illinois, 2002

Intern Architect, Architects Equities, Champaign, Illinois, 1999

Intern Architect, ArchitectureWorks, Birmingham, Alabama, 1998

RESEARCH AND GRANTS

Research Interest

  • Structural Analysis of Historic Construction
  • Historic Preservation Technology and Pathology
  • Structural-Architectural Expression and Innovation

Grants

  • Getty Campus Heritage Grant. Educational Component: Research, Assessment and Planning for a Historic Structure with a Focus on Non-Destructive Testing Methods, 2011.

PRESENTATIONS, PAPER PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS

Reynolds, S. "The Varner House, Tuskegee, Alabama: Preliminary Structural Condition Assessment," an internal report to University leadership, 2011.

Reynolds, S. “Preservation Engineering Trends: the U.S. approach in the context of international practice,” US/ICOMOS Newsletter, 2006

SERVICE: UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT AND COMMUNITY

University:

  • Member, Varner House Restoration Committee, 2011

School and Department:

  • Chair, Computer Technology Committee, 2011
  • Provided training to School faculty on new University email and cloud computing system, 2011
  • Redesigned and launched new Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science webpages on the tuskegee.edu domain, 2011

Community and Profession:

  • Created YouTube Channel, StrlEngVideoTutorial, which contains lectures and example problems for the TU students and the public, 2011

PROJECTS

Project engineer, Mercy Clinic Expansion. Janesville, Wisconsin, 2010. With AECOM.

Task leader and field engineer, Condition Assessments of Approximately 80 Existing Buildings Along Proposed Second Avenue Subway Construction. New York, New York, 2010. With AECOM.

Project engineer, Structural Condition Assessment of Big Meadows Lodge. Shenandoah National Park, Luray, virginia, 2009. With AECOM.

Project engineer, Various Renovation Projects at the National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC, 2009. With AECOM.

RFP author, structural pre-design and criteria for the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Forest Glen, Maryland, 2009. With AECOM.

RFP author, structural pre-design and criteria for the Navy Medical Bio-Defense Research Laboratory. Ft. Detrick, Maryland, 2009. With AECOM.

Project engineer, The Pentagon, various structural analysis and project management tasks. Arlington, Virginia, 2008-2009. With AECOM.

Project engineer, Squadron Operations Building. West Virginia Air National Guard, Martinsburg, West Virginia, 2008. With AECOM.

Project engineer, Fire Station. West Virginia Air National Guard, Martinsburg, West Virginia, 2008. With AECOM.

Project engineer, Base Supply. West Virginia Air National Guard, Martinsburg, West Virginia, 2008. With AECOM.

BIM Implementation Lead, Defense Media Activities Building and Adjudication Co-Location Facility. Ft. Meade, Maryland, 2007. With AECOM.

Project engineer, structural design of 4 small buildings on the campus of the Regional Correctional Facility. Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 2007. With AECOM.

Supporting engineer, Renovations of West Building of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC, 2008. With AECOM.

Project engineer, Structural Investigation of I.M. Pei's East Building of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC, 2006. With RSA.

Supporting engineer, Advanced Research and Technology Building, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia, 2006. With RSA.

Supporting engineer, Condition Assessment of a Campus of Approximately 15 Buildings at the abandoned Blue Ridge Hospital. Charlottesville, Virginia, 2005. With RSA.

Project engineer, Structural Blast Assessment and Upgrades to the National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC, 2005. With RSA.

Project engineer, Condition Assessment of Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. Plano, Illinois, 2005. With the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Intern architect, assisted with construction documents for McCormick Place West Expansion. Chicago, Illinois, 2002. With TVS.

Intern architect, construction administration of Washingont Convention Center. Washington, DC, 2001. With TVS.

Intern architect, renovation of North Riverside Park Mall. Riverside, Illinois, 2000. With TVS.

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