Brian Gjerde, PE
Principal, Managing Partner, Senior Structural Engineer
Faribault Office Leader
Brian Gjerde’s career at ISG began in 1996 as an intern in the Land Survey department. In 1999, upon earning his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Brian joined the firm full-time specializing in structural engineering. Over the years, Brian’s well-organized approach to project management and his ability to develop strong relationships with clients earned him increasing levels of responsibility. In 2004, Brian moved to Faribault, MN to help establish our first branch office location, where he now serves as Managing Partner. Brian leads the Faribault staff of nearly 30 design professionals and directly manages many of our firm’s large-scale projects.
Brian is well-versed in code-related analysis and the identification of potential structural issues. His experience designing projects utilizing a variety of building and structural systems provides our clients cost-effective design solutions and value engineering opportunities without compromising design intent.
Throughout his career, Brian has developed expertise working with clients in a variety of market sectors including education, health care, industrial, and commercial projects. He was also instrumental in developing our brand architecture division and works directly with many of these clients to help them plan, design, and construct facilities throughout the country.