Ryan S. Pletz, PE

B.A.E., Pennsylvania State University, 2008

Ryan spent a lot of time as a child trying to figure out “how things work.” This meant taking a lot of household objects apart. Fortunately for his family, he usually put them back together. He has vivid memories of teachers in early school years challenging him to ask “Why?” and “How?” which inspired him to learn more about the world around him.

Seemingly destined for the engineering field, he graduated with a 5-year Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State, specializing in Structural Systems. The program involved coursework not only in structural engineering, but MEP engineering and architecture as well. This served him well in his job at a full-service A/E firm before joining Dunbar in 2012.

He enjoys the challenge that each project brings as well as the coordination with multi-discipline teams that is required for building development. It is especially satisfying for him to be in a field that allows him to see physical representations of his work reflected in the built environment.

In spare time, Ryan enjoys the outdoors and physical activities, like hiking, mountain and road biking, running, swimming and skiing.


Senior Engineer / Senior Associate





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Football Operations Center

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College of Health and Behavioral Studies

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Residential Commons – Phases II, III & IV

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Williams Stadium

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