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CEAS Graduate Reaches New Heights in Career

July 13, 2018
Man suspended by safety rope from side of skyscraper
UW architectural engineering graduate Logan Christensen is a registered roof observer, trained to conduct rope drops or swing stage assessments on the sides of tall buildings. (Photo courtesy Logan Christensen)

(This story appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of UWyo Magazine and was written by UWyo Editor Micaela Myers.)

Where in the world is Logan Christensen? Today, he could be in any number of major U.S. cities, walking across the roofs of skyscrapers or dangling down the sides. As a project manager for CBRE in the downtown Denver office, Christensen works on the building envelope team.

A 2011 architectural engineering graduate from the University of Wyoming, he is a licensed professional engineer and a registered roof observer who is also rope trained to conduct rope drops or swing stage assessments on the sides of buildings. Christensen’s job is to assess buildings for clients interested in buying or leasing them.

“There’s always something different,” the Cheyenne native says of his job. “I love to travel. It’s fascinating, because the buildings are so different depending on the geographic location and age of construction. This job allows me to see the country from coast to coast, which is a pretty great bonus.”

He also appreciates his talented team of co-workers: “They make work fun every day.”

During his time at UW, Christensen was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and enjoyed the university’s smaller class sizes and personal attention, as well as the quality of professors.

“Our teachers are proud of what they do,” he says. “They want to further the body of knowledge for students.

“It’s nice to have a college that I feel prepared me with knowledge and a work ethic for my career. I recommend UW to everybody. When I travel, I’m like a walking Wyoming billboard. I have a Wyoming suitcase and wear a Wyoming polo or ball cap.”

Christensen wants other engineering students to know there are many career opportunities in a variety of fields.

“I’m not in a traditional engineering profession,” he says. “You don’t have to stay in a box. There are opportunities to expand your knowledge and find things you like. Be flexible within your career, and don’t be afraid to try something new.”


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