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Susan Reynolds

Educated in engineering, design, and liberal arts, I am a generalist who enjoys exploring complex ideas from varied perspectives. With roughly 10 years of combined practice as a structural engineer and as an architect, I have accrued special expertise in historic preservation and archaic construction techniques. My teaching portfolio includes reading-intensive and seminar-style classes, writing-intensive classes, computational classes, and design/project-based classes. I maintain licensure as a Professional Engineer (Virginia, Alabama) and a Registered Architect (District of Columbia). My professional portfolio includes the National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, The Farnsworth House, Second Avenue Subway, and the Washington Convention Center,


  • M. S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
  • B. Architecture, Auburn University
  • B. A. Spanish, Auburn University


Colorado School of Mines

  • Innovation and Discovery in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences I and II
  • Structural Preservation of Existing and Historic Buildings
  • The Triumphs and Failures of the Brooklyn Bridge (anticipated Spring 2020)
  • Senior Design I and II
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Structural Theory
  • Introduction to Construction Engineering

John Cabot University

  • Statics

Tuskegee University

  • Structures I, II, and III
  • Historic Preservation
  • Construction Methods
  • Construction Safety
  • Soils and Foundations

Publications and Presentations

  • Reynolds, S. M. (2017) Reversibility in Historic Preservation and its Application to Sustainable Design Practices in New Construction. Panel discussion, 2017 ASCE Structures Congress, Denver, Colorado.
  • Reynolds, S. M. (2016) Critical Thinking for Open-Ended Engineering Problems Through Written Reflection: A Case Study. Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Rocky Mountain Section Conference, Cedar City, Utah.
  • Reynolds, S. M. & Tackie, R. N. (2016) A Novel Approach to Skeleton-Note Instruction in Large Engineering Courses: Unified and Concise Handouts that are Fun and Colorful. Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Reynolds, S. M. (2016) A Pedagogical Approach for a Sophomore Mechanics of Materials Course. Extended abstract presented at 2016 MYEE Conference, College Station, Texas.
  • Turner, C. J. & Reynolds, S. M. (2014) Multidisciplinary Construction Engineering Design Projects. Paper presented at the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.


1700 Illinois Str.
Golden, CO 80401