David B. Barrett, PE, SECB


Mr. Barrett has over 37 years experience in the design and production of structural drawings for buildings. Since joining the Structural Division in 1988, Mr. Barrett has designed and detailed numerous structures, including retail centers, retail stores, movie theaters, office buildings, hospitals, schools, churches and estate homes. His involvement has included working with Architects, Owners, and Contractors in the production and coordination of construction documents, and following the project through construction with complete Construction Administration Services.

Mr. Barrett has specialized emphasis in the design and detailing of retail tenant finish-out projects and building renovations for retail and restaurant usage. He has been involved with over 1,500 projects in forty states and continues to be personally involved with the design and detailing of each project. As an associate and senior project manager, he is responsible for overseeing engineering and production staff as well as maintaining the project schedules and project billings.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
Member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon Honor Societies


Texas, Utah (SE), Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin


Structural Engineers Certification Board
NCEES Record

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Texas

  • State Board Director 2011-2012
  • Dallas Chapter President 2011
  • Dallas Chapter Vice President 2010
  • Dallas Chapter Secretary 2009
  • Dallas Chapter Board of Directors 2013-2016

Structural Engineers Certification Board Accreditation Committee 2011-2015
National Council of Structural Engineers Association
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Forest & Paper Association’s American Wood Council
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute

Notable Projects

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Restaurants
TGI Friday’s Restaurants
Calliber Collision Centers 
Farmers Branch Fire Station - Farmers Branch, TX
Preston Road Church of Christ Addition - University Park, TX
Insight for Living - Frisco, TX
Women’s Center Addition at Baylor Medical Center - Grapevine, TX
Ambulatory Care Expansion at Baylor Medical Center - Grapevine, TX

Tenant Improvements for:

Telsa, Williams-Sonoma, Sephora, West Elm, H&M, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Adidas, Gap, GapKids, BabyGap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Levi’s Outlet, Janie and Jack, Janeville, Express, Bath and Body Works, The Limited, Victoria’s Secret, Pumpkin Patch, Pacific Sunwear, Ann Taylor,Whitehall Jewel-lers, Urban Outfitters, Bank of America, Restoration Hardware,DC Shoes, Nau, LA Fairchild, Forever 21, Gymboree, Kidsville, Mens Wearhouse, Wagamama, Baja Fresh, Quiksilver, HMS Host, Yo Sushi, Gold's Gym, and Guitar Center.