Staff Spotlight: Trent Phillips

We welcome Trent Phillips to our Cincinnati, Ohio structural engineering team. He joins the team full-time after previously working at the firm as a co-op student.

1. What’s your greatest accomplishment?

I’m most proud of graduating with a masters degree.

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

I’d like to design the next skyscraper in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

3. What’s on your bucket list?

I hope to visit every continent.

4. Why you chose to work/live in Cincinnati, Ohio?

It’s my home away from home. I grew up in the small town of Bluffton, Ohio and fell in love with Cincinnati as soon as I moved into University of Cincinnati’s Calhoun Hall.

5. Favorite sports and teams?

I root for Detroit everything: Lions, Tigers + Red Wings.

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

I always wondered what it would be like to be a musician.

7. What would you sing at karaoke?

“Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake.

8. What are your hobbies?

I enjoy cooking/grilling, fitness, motorcycling, breweries + restaurants, and playing guitar.

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

I hate to admit it… but my phone.

10. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

I’m frustrated by people who drive under the speed limit.


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