Looking Forward

Author: Valerie Edgren

Life safety upgrades in building codes can help save lives, property and the possibility of prolonged, expensive litigation. Without life safety codes and upgrades, people could…

Christians fled Rome in 64 A.D. to avoid possible death for their faith in Jesus. They consequently shared their eye-witness accounts with the rest of the…

PSC Principal Monte Hunter, AIA, has helped many clients understand total cost of ownership (TCO), or asset management, more clearly for at least a dozen years….

PSC holds a unique position in regard to 21st Century educational design. To date, PSC has been a leader in implementing design concepts for a “future-ready”…

Firm Principal Danny Winchester, PE, is not one for self-aggrandizement. But the truth is that he has more than 100 projects to his credit involving the…

In celebration of the ribbon-cutting of the new Van Horn School, the community gathered at the pre-K through 12th-grade school for a lunch, open house, ribbon-cutting…

Kyle Womack was the catalyst of many firsts in the early years of the Midland office. He managed the office for 30 years and has served…

El Paso Independent School District celebrated the groundbreaking of its new additions to Coronado High School on Aug. 2, officially beginning construction on the new project…

Sheri Mullins has been referred to as the inventor of the PSC Project Assistants (PASS) Team responsible for the record of projects for all of PSC….

Eric West, a trailblazing engineer in the Midland office, has attained that work/life balance that makes him an inspiration to others, said Jay Edwards, chief operating…

Les Burke, AIA, is a senior associate and studio leader in PSC’s K-12 Sector. He holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Texas Tech University and…

Our educational and institutional clients focus mostly on the great buildings that PSC can design for them, but often the problems that emerge during design and…

Gary Harris championed many small-town projects beginning in 1982 when he joined Parkhill, Smith & Cooper as a project engineer. Maybe that was because he grew…

For senior associate and engineer, Larry Bell, working for PSC in the Aviation Sector has always encouraged his fascination with airports and incorporated his experience in…

As a principal at PSC and the director of the Higher Education Sector, as well as a member of PSC’s Board of Directors, Dan Hart, FAIA,…

Ken Buchanan worked 43 years with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. Before joining PSC, he served as a senior technician in the City of Lubbock Traffic Engineering…

Although Todd Stiggins, PE, traded his focus from agricultural engineering to solid waste engineering, he still has a passion to improve the world and environment around…

To understand the fascinating value of geographic information system (GIS) technology, think of your smartphone. Although GPS can tell you where you are, GIS is an…

What are the biggest threats to a church? The all-too-real possibility of unpredictable violence and unsafe environments has turned the thoughts of many church members and…

Fifteen years before PSC and the Tittle Luther Partnership (TLP) merged under the PSC umbrella, TLP completed the Teague Special Events Center on Abilene Christian University’s…

Clarence Cooper

by Valerie Edgren

Samuel Clarence Cooper started his engineering career in Crosbyton, Texas, in 1924 as a bookkeeper, abstractor and rodman. In 1929 he left Crosbyton to join the…

Juan Martinez, superintendent of Clint Independent School District, said the renovation of Horizon High School was a dream come true. The school board approved additional funding…

As a principal and director of Aviation Services for PSC, Mark Haberer, PE, leads PSC’s Aviation Sector to “build community” with airport clients through enhancement of…

Pat Conover

by Valerie Edgren

Pat started his engineering career as a structural engineer before he joined Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. His education includes a master’s and bachelor’s degree in civil…

Terry Bilderback

by Valerie Edgren

Terry Bilderback started his career at PSC in 1973. He worked on a part-time basis prior to his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering…

Bill Bissell

by Valerie Edgren

Bill’s engineering career began at 19 years old. Bill surveyed in oil fields, staking oil locations for former President George Bush Sr. He honed his engineering…

Daniel Knorr

by Valerie Edgren

Daniel B. Knorr started at PSC in 1971. He became the El Paso office manager in 1989 and served on the Board of Directors as Vice…

Everyone can remember the excitement of getting ready for the first day of school with new supplies. Marcy Trujillo, PE, firm principal, said that the past…

While still a student at Texas Tech University, Clarence “Tex” Kidwell began working as a surveyor for the engineering firm of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper in…

Nicholas Ybarra, PE, and Tyler Krueger, PE, showed their finest in a modeling class at PSCU, PSC’s continuing education training session. However, this modeling class was...

Marlin Rocelius “Red” Smith Jr. helped found Parkhill, Smith & Cooper in 1945. He worked hard but took a strong interest in family. “He was one of…

The next wave in water supply management is the storing of water through the practice of Aquifer Storage and Recovery or Aquifer Recharge. Kent Riker, PE,...

Mark Sanchez is a Principal and Senior Project Manager and manages the firm’s El Paso office. As the office celebrates 60 years of improving the community…

In the early years of PSC’s El Paso office, James Reece Steele would enter the elevator of the historic Mills building designed by Henry C. Trost….

A little over a year of planning culminated in a celebration at a groundbreaking for the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Rio Grande Academic Facility and…

When Gordon Wight Parkhill designed airfields and pipelines during WWII, he was an example of expertise and strength that crossed over into a successful career. Gordon,…

Seeing the finish line on a project is one of the secrets to its success, but the beginning is just as important. Nicholas N. Ybarra, PE,…

PCs at PSC

by Valerie Edgren

PSC’s early days of personal computing were just four years after Bill Gates launched Microsoft in 1975. Mike Cartwright, who retired in 2014 as vice president…

Maybe you built Lego kingdoms or toy bridges as a child. Underlying that, however, was a pull from the world of engineering. Perhaps you had a…

When the Town of Anthony, Texas, needed an affordable and innovative sign welcoming visitors, they reached out to PSC for the solution. The town wanted to…

I enjoyed a recent phone interview with Roland Holder, Associate and Team Leader for PSC’s Structural Engineering Team. He holds a Professional Engineer license in six…