March 1, 2018

Gresham, Smith and Partners is pleased to announce that Structural Engineer John Brew, P.E., has been named “Young Engineer of the Year” by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). The award is presented annually to a member of TSPE, aged 35 or younger, who has made significant contributions to the engineering profession and their community during the early years of their career. 

“We are fortunate to have talented young professionals like John at Gresham Smith,” commented Al Pramuk, chairman and chief executive officer, Gresham Smith. “We are proud that TSPE is honoring the hard work and dedication we see from him every day. John is an exceptional young leader who exemplifies our firm’s commitment to professional and community organizations.”

Brew joined the firm in 2004 and has nearly 15 years of structural engineering experience. He has worked with the firm’s Aviation, Transportation, Corporate + Urban Design, Industrial and Healthcare markets on various projects, including the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the award winning TDOT SR-254/Otter Creek ABC Bridge and the on-going Rutherford County Judicial Center. In addition to TSPE, Brew is also a member of the Tennessee Structural Engineers Association and the Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was named “Outstanding Practitioner Advisor” in 2013 and “Outstanding Younger Member in Community Activities” in 2014 by the ASCE Eastern Region and “Young Engineer of the Year” in 2016 by the ASCE Nashville Branch. Brew is a graduate of Tennessee State University where he earned both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering.

TSPE is the state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). It is a professional association with more than 1,000 members comprised of professional engineers, engineering associates, engineering interns and engineering students. The organization promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering and advocates licensure to enhance the engineering profession and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. TSPE is organized geographically into seven local chapters, while an elected board of directors conducts the business of the society.