Gene Brown, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Federal Market Principal

As Principal of FSB’s Federal market, Gene Brown has extensive experience working on projects across the United States and for every branch of the DoD. His wealth of knowledge and familiarity with the highly specialized requirements of the Federal Government enables Gene to streamline and rapidly assess early design decisions. This experience and knowledge saves our Federal clients time, lowers their total project costs and provides a unique perspective that is reflected in the quality solutions Gene provides clients.

Gene's leadership has resulted in FSB's design team's achievement of high-profile project honors; Outstanding Project of the Year Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations, Federal Energy and Wastewater Management Award and many DoD Honor, Citation and Merit Awards.

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“I enjoy the client interaction. I love being in that partnership with clients to guide facility decisions and deliver quality design solutions."

Few projects involve more requirements and regulations than those with federal agencies. Between carefully controlled funding documents, environmental considerations and, often, more stringent security precautions, helping clients to navigate regulations is an important part of designing government facilities. “If you don’t have that experience and familiarity with federal regulations or LEED standards and you try […]

Checklists, requirements and standards are commonplace in the world of Commercial and Federal Aviation. This consistency promotes occupational safety and protection of aircraft assets, resulting in fewer mishaps and increased performance for the industry. With these multitudes of requirements in place, it can be interesting to delve into those areas where clear, consolidated standards do […]

The length of multiple football fields end to end, and with ceilings as high as ten stories, an aircraft hangar might house hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of aviation assets on any given day. Since 1951, the designers and engineers of FSB have begun each federal, commercial and private hangar project by asking clients the […]

Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates was an Outstanding Award Winner for the P750 Helicopter Maintenance Hangar project in the 2014 NCSEA Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering awards program (Category – New Buildings $30M to $100M). The Helicopter Maintenance Hangar was constructed at Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of naval aviation. Architects and structural engineers […]