EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE STOUDT
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What is your position here at Larson Design Group and when did you join LDG?

I’m a Senior Structural Engineer in the Building Engineering Group, and I joined in January 2019

Describe a typical day in your role:

Performing structural calculations for a current building design, reviewing RFI’s and answering questions on a building under construction, developing proposal pricing documents for various new facilities, attending team coordination meetings.

What attracted you to join Larson Design Group originally?

A lot of my previous colleagues had joined LDG and encouraged me to follow. I was impressed by LDG’s reputation and commitment to excellence. I was excited to join a firm that had a small company/family type feel but still had the power and resources of a big company. Plus, who wouldn’t love being a part of an employee-owned company?

How has Larson Design Group helped you in your career development?

Since I joined LDG, I have learned new and more efficient ways of communicating and coordinating with team members both inside and outside of the company. The company strives to stay current with the latest technology and encourages all employees to do the same.

What is your proudest moment at Larson Design Group?

My proudest moment was being awarded the design of a large federal facility at Eglin Air Force Base last winter. It was our first significant win for Federal building design, and I was very happy that our hard work paid off! We completed the design this past year and the 85,000 square foot tilt up concrete facility is now under construction. Our teaming partner/main contractor, Korte, has asked us to work with them on several additional projects. This is the best feedback that you can get!

If you could switch places with anyone else at Larson Design Group for a day, who would it be and why?

Probably whoever ends up in the Phoenix office – it would be nice to hang out in Arizona for a day!

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I live to travel and therefore always use my PTO. I once missed my flight and the pilot actually turned the plane around (it was already inflight) and returned to the airport just for me! I waited on the tarmac with a ramp agent who directed the pilot back in! These were the good old days of pre-9/11!

What advice do you have for a prospective candidate considering Larson Design Group?

If you join, give yourself time to adjust to a new environment and new ways of doing things. Change is always hard, but it is worth it!

 

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