Bray is fortunate to have an incredibly talented team with diverse skills and backgrounds – including Ryan Ferguson, a project specialist who is celebrating five years with us! We took a quick break to congratulate Ryan and ask him a few questions about his last five years with us.
What have you learned since joining Bray?
I’ve learned a lot about the technical aspects of putting a building together, like how to detail different kinds of roofs, walls, windows, etc. in construction drawings. I also have a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of different types of building products and how to choose the right ones for each application.
What do you like most about Bray?
I love the opportunity to work on schools, which hopefully has a positive impact on the students.
What’s been your favorite project to work on so far?
The new Vel Phillips Middle School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin has been a lot of fun – I got to work with a diverse and talented team. We’re proud of the building in many ways, including the quality of the building materials, the abundance of natural light, and how the school is tied to the community’s history.
What was the first project you worked on when you started at Bray, and what have you learned since then?
One of my first projects was Baird Elementary School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I’ve learned a lot since then, including the technical design aspects that I mentioned above. I’ve also learned how to better anticipate and prepare for material cost fluctuations and how that impacts the project’s budget. That’s especially important today, as the A/E/C industry continues to be impacted by the rapid rise of building material prices.
Does Ryan’s experience resonate with you? Join us! We’re looking for team members who want to stretch their creativity, grow their careers, and serve as partners with our clients. Explore our career openings.