Michael G. Powell, PE, SECB


Mr. Powell has been with RLG since 1988. With over 30 years of experience in the design, management and construction of significant building projects, he brings a vast knowledge and understanding of the design process to each project. His extensive experience with today’s modern construction techniques and materials allows the design team to explore the most economical and appropriate solutions for the unique requirements of each and every project. His leadership of the structural design team, and clear communication skills, result in the successful integration of the structural system into the architectural concept.

His expertise with a variety of structural systems, including concrete, pre-stressed and post-tensioned concrete, steel, masonry and wood, has resulted in strong and lasting professional relationships with architects, contractors, and owners. His continued efforts of leading the design with new and innovative technology have included the incorporation of the latest design techniques and software, and the introduction of BIM technology and procedures through the creation of RLG’s Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Department.


Master of Science in Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
The University of New Mexico




Structural Engineers Certification Board (SECB)

Professional Activities:

Structural Engineer’s Association of Texas
State Board of Directors 2003-2004
NCTx Chapter President 2003
NCTx Chapter Board of Directors 2005-’07
National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Council of Engineering Companies

Honors and Awards:

Named Consultant of the Year by PSA 2000 and 2001, Senior Project Manager

Publications and Presentations:

“Enhancements in the Durability of Prestressed Structures:, Structures Congress ‘92 Compact Papers, ASCE Structures Congress April 1992.

“Strength and Behavior of Shear Walls in Mobile Homes” Report DHUD 84-1 for H.U.D., UT Austin, Jan 1984.

Guest Lecturer University of Texas at Arlington Civil Engineering Department, “The role of the Structural Engineer in C.A.”, “Structural Engineering Contracts”.

Notable Projects:

Parkway Centre I, II, III, IV and V - Plano, TX
Four to Six story concrete buildings

SMU Tennis Complex - Dallas, TX
Six indoor and Six outdoor courts with multi-level seating

Tom Landry Sports Medicine & Research Facility - Dallas, TX

Garland Fire Station #2, #4, #8, #9, #10, #11

Pembroke Crossing Retail - Pembroke Crossing, FL
202,000 sf

The Elan at Bluffview - Dallas, TX
215 units, 21,000 sf Retail, 75,000 sf parking

The Milagro Residence - Austin, TX
15-story, 200 units

Santa Fe Ranch - Irving, TX
371 wood framed units

Caliber Collision
Prototype auto repair retail with new locations throughout the south & southwest

Euless Public Library

Baylor Medical Center at Garland
Bucholz Pavilion Award of Merit in Health Care, Best of 2004 - TX Construction

The Shops at Highland Village - Dallas, TX
A lifestyle shopping center with 380,000 sf of retail and 60+ specialty shops.

Baylor Regional Medical Center - Grapevine, TX
Emergency Department Expansion, 2008 Quoin Sum-mit Awards.

Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas, TX
Award winning heart hospital, 6-levels, 197,000 sf DallasTopping Out Awards 2004.

Victory Park, The Terrace and The Vista - Dallas, TX
Award winning residential and retail project with 222 units, 45,000 sf of Retail and 2 levels of below grade parking