Sara M. Mickus, P.E. by Colleen Hickman

Sara has built Evolve Structural Design into one of the Western Slope’s most sought after structural engineering firms

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Sara M. Mickus, P.E., has built Evolve Structural Design over the last seven years into one of the Western Slope’s most sought after structural engineering firms. She has fourteen years of experience in the design of structures utilizing wood, heavy timber, steel, concrete, masonry and many non‐conventional types of construction. She has successfully completed high‐end custom residential, tract housing, multi-family, office, retail, hotel, and historical preservation projects. Over ten years of her career has been focused in the mountain regions of Colorado, acclimating designs to the complex site conditions and high snow loads often encountered. She has extensive expertise in multifaceted additions and renovations, and continually finds ways to tie in sustainable design concepts within her practice.

Sara is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering, and is an active member in SEAC (Structural Engineers Association of Colorado), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) and SEI (Structural Engineering Institute).


Sara M. Mickus, P.E. - Principal  |  (970) 618‐7708  |  sara@evolvestruct.com
CO Professional Engineer License #43316


Steven Edmiston, P.E., S.E. by Colleen Hickman

Steven's contributions to structural engineering have extended across the nation and around the world
 

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Steven R. Edmiston, P.E., S.E., has more than fifteen years of experience in light gage metal stud, wood, masonry, structural steel and concrete design throughout wind and seismic regions of various magnitudes. His contributions to structural engineering have extended across the nation and around the world with mixed‐use, mid‐rise, and high‐rise construction. Steven has headed hospitality, civil, multi‐family, affordable housing developments, student housing, residential, and retail projects. He strives to add value to every project by selecting innovative, cost‐saving structural systems and by attentively addressing design details and project constructibility.

Steven is a graduate of Walla Walla University in Washington State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and is an active member in ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) and SEI (Structural Engineering Institute).


Steven Edmiston, P.E., S.E. - Senior Engineer  |  (206) 910‐7766  |  steve@evolvestruct.com
CA Professional Engineer License #66586; TX Professional Engineer License #113755; WA Structural Engineer License #45730


Heidi L. Hendricks, E.I. by Colleen Hickman

Heidi searches for ways to push beyond industry standards through incorporation of innovative designs and responsible building materials

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Heidi L. Hendricks, E.I., grew up in the construction industry and started out her career with eight years of field experience. After gaining an appreciation for the behavior of structures through the construction trades, she engaged herself in the structural engineering industry. Heidi is a native of Carbondale, Colorado and has a passion for working on local projects that enrich the community. She began her structural engineering career in Durango in 2008, working on a wide range of structures. She searches for ways to push beyond industry standards through incorporation of innovative designs and responsible building materials.

Heidi is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.


Heidi L. Hendricks, E.I. - Structural Design Engineer & Drafter/Modeler  |  (970) 903‐9126  |  heidi@evolvestruct.com
CO Engineer Intern License


Dustin A. Wheatley, E.I. by Colleen Hickman

Dustin’s background and familiarity with site construction practices enhances his ability to visualize how structures will come together in the field, while designing in the office

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Dustin A. Wheatley, E.I., comes to ESD from the Midwest, and has a variety of structural engineering experience in the industrial, commercial and civic sectors, as well as a passion for effective use of technology in the building design process. Dustin’s structural background began while working summers as a construction materials tester and inspector. His onsite experience, aiding in the structural design and BIM modeling of buildings, spans a wide range of construction projects in Iowa from large industrial facilities to pedestrian skywalks. Dustin’s background and familiarity with site construction practices enhances his ability to visualize how structures will come together in the field, while designing in the office. 

Dustin is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering.


Dustin A. Wheatley, E.I. - Structural Design Engineer & Drafter/Modeler  |  (319) 721‐9334  |  dustin@evolvestruct.com
IA Engineer Intern License


Oliver W. Rice, P.E. by Colleen Hickman

Oliver has successfully completed a wide variety of civic, educational, recreational, hospitality, multi‐family, historical preservation, and residential projects throughout the nation.

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Oliver W. Rice, P.E., has been engaged in structural design for thirty years. He has successfully completed a wide variety of civic, educational, recreational, hospitality, multi‐family, historical preservation, and residential projects throughout the nation. Notable aspects of his designs extend into the rehabilitation of buildings in high seismic regions of southern California and into the hurricane‐prone regions of South Carolina. Oliver has been working on projects in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2006.

Oliver is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.S degree in Architectural Engineering, and an active member in ACI (American Concrete Institute) and AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction).


Oliver W. Rice, P.E. - Structural Engineer (Consultant) & Senior Project Manager  |  (720) 626‐9201
CO Professional Engineer License #27451


Terri McCarthy by Colleen Hickman

Terri keeps the office in order.

Terri McCarthy is Evolve Structural Design's office assistant. The rest of Terri's bio goes here.


Terri McCarthy - Office Assistant |  (970) 510-0773  |  terri@evolvestruct.com