Staff Spotlight: Andrea Appleyard, PE

We welcome Andrea Appleyard as a design engineer and the newest member of our Phoenix, Arizona team.

1. Favorite sports and teams?

I’m a Cleveland fan first – I grew up around that area – and an Arizona fan second. My favorite sport to watch is football.

2. Most prized possession/what you couldn’t live without (outside of family and friends)?

I have a necklace made from my grandmother’s wedding ring diamond that is really special to me.

3. What are your hobbies?

I enjoy yoga and spending time outdoors. I spend most of my time hanging out with friends + family.

4. What made you laugh the hardest in your entire life?

I laugh the hardest when I’m around my brother; he has such a contagious laugh that makes everything funnier.

5. What would you do with $1 million?

I would turn that one million into more millions by investing, and then travel around the world.

6. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?

I was a passenger in my friend’s amateur drifting race competition.

7. If you weren’t a structural engineer, what would you be?

I would join the Peace Corps or another organization that focuses on helping people.

8. Why you chose to work/live in this Phoenix, Arizona?

I chose the downtown Phoenix, Arizona area because it has more of a unique personality with tons of local restaurants + shops.

9. What’s on your bucket list?

I’d like to travel to as many places as possible!

10. If you could design a structure anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would design a structure in Dubai because of the size + unique characteristics of the buildings there.


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