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Detroit, MI – RS&H is pleased to announce that Matthew Chynoweth, PE, has joined the national, employee-owned architecture, engineering and consulting firm as its National Bridge Group Leader. Chynoweth will shape and coordinate RS&H’s bridge services and work across the company to elevate the firm’s recognition in the bridge engineering community.

“Matt brings a wealth of experience to our firm,” said RS&H Vice President and Professional Practice Leader Don Glenn, PE. “We are excited to see him utilize this experience to serve our clients best and elevate our team.”

Chynoweth noted his connection with and appreciation of the firm’s leadership and an alignment of RS&H’s values with his own, specifically the firm’s people-driven approach. Chynoweth will provide strategic direction and leadership in his role, grow the firm’s technical experience and serve as a project director for strategic projects and pursuits.

“RS&H’s commitment to integrity and care presents the perfect opportunity to use my skills and experience to solve our client’s greatest challenges,” Chynoweth said. “I am excited to begin a journey with RS&H and continue the company’s track record of excellence.”

Chynoweth brings over 22 years of bridge experience, including structural analysis, design, detailing, constructability and technical reviews. As former chief bridge engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), he’s worked on cable-supported bridges, concrete segmental bridges, arch bridges and other complex structures, along with commissioning the MDOT Bureau of Bridges and Structures. He earned the American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) Leadership Award in 2020 for his career contributions to the industry and received an AASHTO Sweet Sixteen Research award for his work in CFRP Prestressing/Post-Tensioning of Concrete Bridge Elements.

“Matt’s experience and sterling reputation throughout our industry make him the perfect candidate for this role,” said RS&H National Operations Leader for Infrastructure Planning and Design Rodney L. Bishop Jr., PE. “We are excited to see where he will lead our bridge teams as they deliver incredible projects for our clients.”  
Chynoweth holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Wayne State University. He also teaches graduate bridge design/engineering courses as an adjunct professor for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Lawrence Technological University.