TSPE Dallas Young Engineer of the Year Awards


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Corey Wirkman, P.E.

Corey Wirkman, PE

2022 Young Engineer of the Year Recipient

Corey is a Structural Engineer currently working in the Transportation Bridge Design Group with experience in the planning, layout, design, and plan production of transportation structures for multiple state DOTs, toll road authorities, transit authorities, municipalities, and private entities. He has diverse engineering experience in the design and analysis of concrete and steel structures including bridges for highway and rail transit, pedestrian bridge substructures, retaining walls, temporary shoring walls, drainage structures, and overhead sign supports.

His career includes small on- and off-system bridge replacements, bridge widenings, multi-level complex interchanges, and fast-paced large-scale design-build projects. He also has experience leading tasks for various bridge projects, including the complete planning, layout, design, and plan production for several design-build bridges as well as leading the effort on construction-phase coordination between the client and structures group on both design-build and design-bid-build projects.

Corey's design experience spans several states and has involved extensive work with other companies and structural teams. He has experience with AASHTO, AISC, ACI, TxDOT Specifications, DART Specifications, and California seismic design.


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Previous Recipients

Year Young Engineer of the Year Year Young Engineer of the Year
2021 Arthur Vidales, P.E. 2020 Kori McKenzie, EIT, CFM
2019 Mathew L. Busby, PE 2018 Matt Clark, PE
2017 James T. Morris, PE, MBA, MSE 2016 Adrianna Vandercook, PE
2015 Ardita Dushi, PE, APM 2014 Marc Sandhu, PE
2013 Miles Taylor Bullion, EIT, CFM 2012 Jennifer M. LaFoy, PE
2011 Jack Young, EIT, CFM 2010 Guy R. Bradley, PE
2009 Noelle Gaspard, PE, CFM, GISP 2008 Jessica D. Baker, PE, CFM, PMP
2007 Ignacio N. Herrera, PE 2006 Amy Kohls Buehler, PE, SE
2005 Athena Bolton, EI 2004 Payam Khashaee, EIT
2003 Faisal S. Syed, PE, PTOE 2002 Tom O. Grady, PE
2001 Rachel R. Hayden, PE 2000 Jeffrey S. Ground, PE
1999 Kimberlie W. Brasher, PE 1998 Kyle W. Stuckly, PE
1997 Monica Kelley, PE 1996 James Scott Young, PE
1995 Susan R. White, PE 1994 Terry W. Mitchell, PE
1993 Jean Blakney Maier, PE 1992 Gary C. Hendricks, PE
1991 David M. Schnurbusch, PE 1990 Mary E. Larko Nix, PE
1989 John W. Birkhoff, PE 1988 John R. Aughinbaugh, PE
1987 Saad M. Hineidi, PE 1986 Douglas K. Showers, PE
1985 Michael E. Grider, PE 1984 Ronald F. Reed, PE
1983 James L. Bell, PE 1982 Nathan D. Maier, PE
1981 Dudley H. Watson, PE 1980 Ronald V. Conway, PE
1979 George W. Perdue, PE 1978 Robert Lee Ewing
1977 Gerald J. Kettler 1976 Paul A. Lipscomb, PE
1974 Robert S. Patton, Jr., PE 1973 Henry Benjes, Jr., PE
1971 James T. Rankin, PE 1967 Glenn D. Houser