Hussey Gay Bell expands its structural department

Kara BruderCharleston, SC – Hussey Gay Bell is pleased to announce the hire of Mrs. Kara Smith Bruder, PE. She will be working from both the firm’s Charleston and Savannah offices. She has five (5) years of experience providing structural design services to industrial, commercial, municipal and educational clients with project involvement including new construction, renovation, existing building analysis, progressive collapse analysis and design, and field inspection. As a Structural Project Engineer, Mrs. Bruder is responsible for the structural design of architectural, civil, municipal and industrial projects utilizing AutoCAD, RAM and Revit. She obtained a Master of Structural Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisville. Mrs. Bruder is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina and Kentucky.


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As a Regional ENR Southeast Top Design Firm, Hussey Gay Bell caters to seven core markets - commercial and residential, education, government, healthcare, industrial, transportation and water - by offering a fully integrated range of engineering disciplines including civil, water/wastewater, transportation, natural gas, environmental and structural in addition to architecture, interiors, landscape architecture and surveying. Founded in 1958, Hussey Gay Bell has grown to over 125 employees in six office locations throughout the region including Savannah, Statesboro, and Atlanta, Georgia; Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee. To learn more about HUSSEY GAY BELL, please visit our website at

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