CAL POLY, SAN LUIS OBISPO
Michelle McCovey-Good, Principal and CEO initially enrolled in Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as an Architecture major. While participating in design labs and enjoying the artistic aspect of architecture, she found an interest and fascination with the physics and science behind creating structures and transferred into the Architectural Engineering Department. During her years of study, Michelle was able to intern with PG&E at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, attend the Harvard Design School Career Discovery summer program and intern at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. during the construction of the National Museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resource Center in Suitland Maryland and during the final design phase of the National Museum of the American Indian on the Smithsonian Mall.
Upon graduation, Michelle began working as a project engineer at Taylor & Syfan Consulting Engineers. The quality of Michelle's work, engineering expertise, and level commitment led to a partnership in the firm. Michelle has over 17 years of experience in the engineering of residential, commercial, mixed use, industrial, historic rehabilitation, tenant improvement, and solar installation projects in numerous building system types and materials. Michelle is a licensed Professional Engineer in California as well as a number of other states.
Michelle has a commitment to community and has served on the City of San Luis Obispo's Architectural Review Commission, the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Seismic Task Force, is a regular blood donor and volunteers her time to Canyon Country 4-H. On the state and national level, Michelle is a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), and the Unites States Green Building Council (USGBC).