International Latina Engineer Week Scholarship


360 Engineering is providing a scholarship to one undergraduate student to attend the Latinas in Engineering conference in October with our project engineer, Jacqueline Solis-Armenta.

Latinas in Engineering Week holds daily virtual sessions from October 10th to October 15th, with an in-person conference on October 15th at the University of Illinois Chicago.

360 Engineering, Inc. hopes to give the opportunity for a prospective Latina engineer to attend the in-person event with a 360 Latina engineer. The 360 scholarship includes:
  • Admittance to the conference
  • Flight to Chicago, IL, October 14th and return flight October 16th
  • Lodging for two nights
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the duration of the stay
  • Mentorship

The conference is a great way to network with other Latinas in engineering, learn how to deal with adversities as a Latina in Engineering, participate in a career fair, gain access to mentorship, and celebrate Latinas in engineering!

While this scholarship is for one student, Jackie encourages people to attend the free week-long virtual sessions. The conference host is also currently offering a scholarship for undergrad Latinas. More information on the event can be found here: https://latinaengineer.com/ilew/

Interested candidates can apply here by Thursday, September 15th.

Jackie joined 360 Engineering in May of 2022 as a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Energy Engineering. Her interests in design and passion for sustainability led Jackie to the path of mechanical engineering, where she can work on creating more energy-efficient mechanical systems. As a Project Engineer, Jackie’s focus includes field investigations, calculations, equipment selections and layout, and drafting. She enjoys performing calculations and designing systems to aid in the development of a sustainable future. Jackie grew up in Thornton, CO, and likes learning new skills such as knitting, roller skating, painting, and playing instruments. She is also learning ASL due to her experience of wanting to communicate with people in their preferred language. Jackie is passionate about inclusivity and equality through communication, resources such as transportation, and education.

 

 

Recent New Hires and Promotions


Welcome to Team 360

Meet the newest additions to our team.

 

Andrew Pituch, PE (CO) – Project Engineer

Andrew joined 360 Engineering in early 2022, bringing robust engineering, construction, and quality control knowledge. He is skilled in the latest engineering and drafting software programs and developing engineering tools, including calculation models, CAD blocks, and Revit families. Andrew has spent time on construction sites as a QC engineer, verifying material/equipment matched with the construction documents. He also worked closely with the Owner and City inspections to ensure satisfaction and compliance. Andrew graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Engineering with Mechanical Specialty and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Thermodynamics/Fluid Mechanics Specialty. He grew up in Aurora/Centennial, CO, and enjoys staying active (i.e., biking, hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing), board games, hanging out with friends and family, and tinkering with things to try to understand/improve them.

 

Jacqueline Solis-Armenta – Project Engineer

Jackie joined 360 Engineering in May of 2022 as a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Energy Engineering. Her interests in design and passion for sustainability led Jackie to the path of mechanical engineering, where she can work on creating more energy-efficient mechanical systems. As a Project Engineer, Jackie’s focus includes field investigations, calculations, equipment selections and layout, and drafting. She enjoys performing calculations and designing systems to aid in the development of a sustainable future. Jackie grew up in Thornton, CO, and likes learning new skills such as knitting, roller skating, painting, and playing instruments. She is also learning ASL due to her experience of wanting to communicate with people in their preferred language. Jackie is passionate about inclusivity and equality through communication, resources such as transportation, and education.

 


Promotions

Join us in congratulating Brennen and Alex on their promotions.

 

Brennen Guy, PE (CO) – Project Manager

Brennen joined the 360 Engineering team in 2018, bringing his passion for mechanical engineering design to every project. Not only does Brennen have a background in teaching, but he is also a natural leader and mentor to our mechanical engineering staff. As a Project Manager, Brennen assists in building client relationships and seeing our projects run smoothly, but he also leads our internal coaching, training, and professional development. Additionally, Brennen contributes to our internal culture committee and is a master of planning fun events for our employees. Brennen is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of Arizona.

 

Alex Fornoff – Project Engineer II

With a mechanical design and construction project management background, Alex joined 360 Engineering in 2020. He possesses a broad range of knowledge with specialized computer software and engineering applications. As a Project Engineer II, Alex is responsible for design team coordination, field assessments, load calculations, equipment selections, and drafting. Alex’s experience includes local, state, and federal facilities, office spaces, and mechanical retrofit projects. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Engineering with Mechanical Specialty.

360 Engineering Leaders Nominated for Awards


This year, 360 Engineering was honored to have two nominees at the SMPS Colorado Marketing Excellence Awards. Denise Dihle was nominated for Firm Leader of the Year and Stacey Richardson, CPSM, for Marketer of the Year. Congratulations to all of the 2022 award winners, and thank you to The Unfound Door for capturing the celebration! The awards event took place at Asterisk Denver in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood on May 19, 2022.

 

Meet Our Newest Colorado Professional Engineer, Brennen Guy!


Brennen joined the 360 Engineering team in 2018, bringing his passion for mechanical engineering design to every project. He finds it satisfying to see a project through the concept to construction stages, especially knowing other people will benefit from the design. He also enjoys being constantly challenged with logic and math-based tasks.

As a Project Engineer, Brennen’s focus includes field studies, calculations, equipment selections and layout, and drafting. He is also the go-to mentor for our new engineers. Brennen brings spunk into our office culture, which is why he helps lead our 360 Engineering Cultural and Events Committee!

We are thrilled that Brennen is now a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado and can’t wait to see where he goes from here.

 

New Project Engineers and Summer Fun!


Welcome to Team 360

We are excited to introduce you to our most recent additions at 360 Engineering.

 

Audrey Filey – Project Engineer

As a Project Engineer, Audrey is responsible for conducting all associated field investigations, calculations, equipment selections, and drafting. Her experience includes many project types, including schools, mental health centers, offices, and mechanical equipment replacements in existing buildings. She grew up in Buffalo, New York, where she earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo. Audrey loves the outdoors and animals, moving to Colorado with her cat, Murphy.

 

 

Ella Tankersley – Project Engineer

Ella also conducts all associated field assessments, calculations, equipment selections, and drafting in her Project Engineer role. Earning her Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech University, Ella chose to study engineering because she enjoys problem-solving and seeing how plans transform in real life. Ella enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, cooking, and trying new foods.

 

 


360 Engineering Takes on Winter Park

Our staff and family members recently spent a day and night enjoying an escape in the Colorado high country. And, we all came back in one piece!

 

 

360 Engineering’s Most Recent Hires


Welcome to Team 360!

Even during Covid-times, we’ve been hiring new mechanical engineers. These three joined us in Fall 2020 and have been keeping busy with projects ever since. We are thrilled to have them on board!

 

Andrew DihleAndrew Dihle – Project Engineer

As a Project Engineer, Andrew is responsible for conducting all associated field assessments, calculations, equipment selections, and drafting. In his time with 360 Engineering, Andrew’s projects have included schools, offices, municipal buildings, and mechanical upgrades. Andrew received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Grand Canyon University and interned at 360 Engineering for two summers before joining us full time. Andrew loves the mountains and the outdoors and explores them with his dog, Gemini. He’s always had a passion for aviation and aerospace.

 

 

Jacob ZallJacob Zall – Project Engineer

As a Project Engineer, Jacob is responsible for conducting all associated field assessments, calculations, equipment selections, and drafting. Jacob received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona. A Colorado native, Jacob embraces the outdoors lifestyle. He enjoys going on long day hikes, skiing down the mountains, relaxing in nature, and taking his dog, Izzy, to dog parks. 

 

 

James KomperudJames Komperud – Project Engineer II

James began his career in Washington State, where he was involved in various projects and organizations, including Young Engineers of American and ASHRAE. James is now a project engineer for 360 Engineering, working on key projects such as a new Denver Police Station. He conducts all associated fieldwork, calculations, equipment selections, and drafting. James earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University and is an Engineer in Training. James grew up in Boise, ID. He is a computer gamer at heart but loves football, motorcycles, and car racing!

 

 

The Future of Office Space


In January, BusinessDen held a virtual panel discussion with developers and property managers to discuss what post-COVID workplaces might look like in the Denver Metro area. Here are some takeaways from the event.

What will tenants be looking for: 

Office layout: 

  • Similar to what we have been seeing, but more flex space. 

What do tenants’ plans look like? 

  • Most tenants with expiring leases want to buy time, but this is starting to shift. 
  • Seeing an increasing desire to commit to office space, but don’t know what that looks like, whether its full-time or part-time in the office. 
  • Some tenants are super stable, know what they want, and landlords are keeping an open mind (shorter-term leases, etc.). 
  • Tenants struggle with space planning for the future, especially when new-construction office space leases are 7-10 years. 

What will happen beyond work from home? 

  • Probably more flexibility, but not fully work from home. 
  • Not being in the office can cause loss of culture, lifestyle, retention, burn-out, mental health issues. 
  • Will see a shift back into the office. 
  • Students learning/working from home now may want an in-office/interactive work environment. 

Office space location: 

  • Some shifting towards suburbs but don’t write off downtown. 
  • Demand for Cherry Creek, and suburbs. 
  • Downtown suffering now but believe it will bounce back. 

Rent prices: 

  • Not seeing a decrease in rents, like tenants had hoped (nationwide). 
  • There may be a small drop in rents, and things like more allowance for tenant finishes. 

Additional information:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90603463/offices-and-healthcare-have-been-upended-by-the-pandemic-heres-how-theyll-look-in-the-future

https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/blog/the-future-workplace-will-embrace-a-hybrid-reality

https://5280.com/2020/how-2020-has-affected-the-way-we-use-office-space

https://milehighcre.com/whats-next-for-office-space

Summer News: Recent Hires, Promotions, and Projects


Welcome to Team 360!

Alex FornoffAlex Fornoff – Project Engineer

Alex joined 360 Engineering in January, with experience in construction working for a mechanical and plumbing contractor. He is a Colorado School of Mines graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. On why he chose this career, “I chose mechanical engineering as a profession because of the broad range of applications. Many systems can be encountered in the world, and having that deeper understanding is very appealing to me.” Outside of work, Alex is passionate about skiing. He grew up near Philadelphia, and skiing was a driving force to coming to Colorado.

 

Ryan TaylorRyan Taylor – Project Engineer

Ryan joined 360 Engineering in February with a robust knowledge of current software, including 3D SolidWorks modeling and NX 12 3D. He also earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and was on the Dean’s List. Ryan chose mechanical engineering because “I enjoy the process of problem-solving and implementing the best/most efficient designs.” Ryan grew up in Golden, Colorado, and his interests outside of work include cars, motorcycle riding (on and off-road), and snowboarding.


Meghan StumpfMeghan Stumpf – Administrative Coordinator

Meghan joined our team in March, right when COVID-19 ramped up, and we were working from home, she made it through her first months corresponding with everyone in Microsoft Teams. She is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Missouri, with a B.A. in Communication, emphasis in Media. Meghan’s recent experience includes working in the non-profit and public sectors. At her first job out of college, Meghan worked in several positions at a TV station, including as a weather anchor. She grew up in Quincy, Illinois, and her side-gig is acting, a passion she’s been pursuing since 9 years old.

 


Promotions

Joe WittenbergJoe Wittenberg, PE (CO) – Project Manager

Joe joined 360 Engineering in 2016 as a project engineer and has developed into a leader in the firm. He is a respected mentor and a skilled manager of projects of all sizes, maintaining close design team coordination, project schedules, and budgets. His market sector expertise ranges from education, municipal, and the federal government to commercial buildings and workplaces. Read More.

 

 

Ryan DunneRyan Dunne, PE (CO) – Project Manager

Ryan joined 360 Engineering in 2017. With a technical engineering sales background, he is a client-focused mechanical engineer experienced in systems design, equipment selection, systems troubleshooting, and testing, and project management from conception through design and commissioning. Ryan has executed projects in public and private sectors, with experience in aviation, public safety, laboratories, commercial buildings, and office spaces. Read More.

 

 

Kerri ZoeteweyKerri Zoetewey – Senior Project Engineer

Kerri joined 360 Engineering in 2018 and has close to 20 years of mechanical engineering experience overall. She has worked on a wide-range of project types, including tenant finish, office buildings, retail, restaurants, churches, and schools. As a Senior Project Engineer, Kerri plays a key role in seeing projects from concept through design and construction. She is responsible for coordinating with the design team and conducting all associated field investigations, calculations, equipment selections, layout, and drafting. Read More.

 

Brennen GuyBrennen Guy – Project Engineer II

Brennen joined the 360 Engineering team in 2018, bringing his passion for mechanical engineering design to every project. Brennen finds it satisfying to see a project through the stages of concept to construction, especially knowing other people will benefit from a design he was a part of. He also enjoys being constantly challenged with tasks that are logic and math-based. As a Project Engineer, Brennen’s focus includes field investigations, calculations, equipment selections and layout, and drafting.

 


Recent Project Highlights

Crocs HQCrocs – Corporate Headquarters

Read about Crocs new home away from home.

Mechanical and plumbing design for Crocs new 88,000-square-foot headquarters in Broomfield, CO.
Client: Venture Architecture

 

Denver Botanic Gardens Freyer Newman CenterDenver Botanic Gardens – Freyer-Newman Center

Read about the new Center for Science, Art, and Education.

Plumbing design for the new 50,000-square-foot Freyer-Newman Center, and renovation of lower-level at Boettcher Memorial in Denver, CO.
Client: Davis Partnership Architects

 

16 Market Square Cooling Tower16 Market Square – New Cooling Tower

Read about the 16 Market Square Cooling Tower Replacement.

Mechanical design and commissioning for a cooling tower replacement at a 260,000-square-foot building in Denver, CO.
Client: Lincoln Properties

 

 

 

 


New Office Location

Also, just in case you haven’t heard, we moved to a new office location in January:

751 Pine Ridge Rd, Suite 360

Golden, CO  80403

360 Engineering Office

Maintaining Positive Employee Morale and Engagement During COVID-19


The 360 Engineering Team has been working from home for a few weeks now, and it’s been quite a change for the staff. While some of us have “furry coworkers” at home to keep us company during the day, it’s a priority to make sure the team is staying connected throughout the week, and that we keep employee morale up during these unprecedented times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the ways we are working towards this is by introducing Bonusly, an employee recognition, and rewards program. Bonusly works through peer to peer recognition with “points” you award to your teammates. It’s been a lot of fun so far. You can add GIFs to your post (my favorite part). As you earn points from your peers, you can spend them on gift cards, donate them to charity, or purchase a custom reward.

We’re all staying connected while working from home through Microsoft Teams. Teams allows us to continue regular staff meetings via video conferencing. And there are also great features that we’ve utilized, like the chat function, which is where we share updates on projects or more light-hearted things like sharing tips for brewing better coffee at home.

We also continue to have lunch-and-learns, though virtually, hosted on a rotating basis between the teams on staff. Even when working remotely, we feel it’s valuable to continue our professional development opportunities.

We hope all of our friends and colleagues are staying safe and healthy.

 

Meghan Stumpf
Administrative Coordinator
360 Engineering, Inc.