Architectural Engineering Industry Advisory Committee, Member
Principle and Director of Sturctural Engineering
Andrea Reynolds is the Director of Structural Engineering for SmithGroupJJR and part of the Leadership Committee for the Detroit Office. As a member of an interdisciplinary architecture and engineering firm, Andrea utilizes an integrated team approach that seeks to gain design input from all disciplines. Her collaborative nature and 15+ years of experience in structural engineering, construction administration and project management for a broad range of project types throughout the US and the world has helped SmithGroupJJR to deliver innovative structural solutions to a multitude of clients.
Andrea has worked with a variety of materials to design structures for a variety of building types that span many markets including government buildings, office buildings, museums, hotels, entertainment facilities, university laboratory, housing and classroom buildings. Her experience is not limited to only buildings and includes bridges and other structures for stadiums, cemeteries, parks. She also has extensive experience in seismic analysis, blast protection and progressive collapse.
In addition to developing her staff, Andrea demonstrates a commitment to the Structural Engineering profession as a contributor to Chapter 1 – Element A: Substructure in the 11th edition of the Architectural Graphic Standards and as a volunteer with NCEES, writing and scoring the National Structural Engineering Licensing Exam. The Structural Engineers Association of Michigan has recognized her dedication by awarding her as the 2011 Structural Engineer of the Year.
Andrea is a registered Structural Engineer in 4 states, including California and Washington; and is a registered Professional Engineer in 18 states. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering for Michigan State University and a Masters of Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis for Wayne State University. In addition she is a member of ACI, AISC, ASCE/SEI and SEAMi.