In his dual roles as executive vice president and market vice president of Gresham Smith’s Building Engineering market, Bryan Tharpe oversees business operations and staff development, prioritizing exceptional client service. He is responsible for developing and executing growth strategies for design, commissioning, and sustainability and resiliency services within the Building Engineering market.

With nearly 30 years of experience, Bryan specializes in designing and evaluating structural systems of diverse scales and complexities, with a specialty in healthcare and aviation projects. He has played a pivotal role in elevating the standards of structural engineering, contributing his expertise to numerous milestone projects, including the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Bryan’s professional journey at Gresham Smith began as a summer intern, advancing through various key roles at the firm. Before taking on his current position, he served as division vice president, where he focused on optimizing design approaches and providing operational leadership for structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical engineering disciplines at the firm.

Bryan Tharpe, P.E.