Monroe & Newell Engineers Inc. named David Kast, PE, and Ryan Barth, PE, as principals of the firm.

Kast, an 11-year veteran of Monroe & Newell, holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, with a specialty in structural engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Over the past decade, Kast has worked on some of the firm’s most significant projects, including Rolling Hills Country Club (Golden, Colo.), a 39,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and pool cabana, complementing the 18-hole championship golf course and full service tennis facility; Trailhead Lodge at Wildhorse Meadows (Steamboat Springs, Colo.), a 178,000 sq. ft. facility featuring 86 condos, underground parking, pools, a fitness club, outdoor entertaining areas, a grotto with a water feature and three spas modeled after Strawberry Park, Steamboat’s world renowned natural hot springs; Summit County Fleet Maintenance (Frisco, Colo.), a 50,000 sq. ft. maintenance complex comprised of a vehicle wash building, fueling canopy and a fleet maintenance building, which received the largest American Recovery and Reinvestment transportation grant for the State of Colorado; and Colorado Mountain College (Steamboat Springs, Colo.), a 58,000 sq. ft. building for Colorado Mountain College – Alpine Campus, which will establish the school as an international learning center for a form of renewable energy known as geoexchange.

Barth, a 10-year veteran of Monroe & Newell Engineers Inc., holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in architectural engineering from the University of Texas and a Master of Science Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics from the University of Colorado.

Over the past decade Barth has worked on many of the firms major projects, including Foothills Activity Center (Fort Collins, Colo.), a $6 million recreation and fitness center featuring 33,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose space housing, a basketball court, aerobics studios, weight and cardio rooms, and community rooms and offices; 16M, (Denver, Colo.) a $90 million nine-story commercial high-rise features 340,000 sq. ft. of class AA mixed-use space, prestigiously located on the corner of 16th Street Mall and Market Street; 2755 Canyon (Boulder, Colo.), a $12 million mixed-use building offering 48,000 sq. ft. of class A office space with 11,000 sq. ft. of retail and plaza space on street level; and Pinnacle Eye Center (Colorado Springs, Colo.), an $11 million ambulatory surgery center and ophthalmology private practice. The center’s architectural and structural design focused on concentric arcs and radial forms to mimic the anatomy of the human eye.

About Monroe & Newell Engineers Inc.
Monroe & Newell Engineers Inc. is a full-service structural consulting engineering firm, with offices located in Denver and Vail, Colorado. Established in 1991, the firm employs 30 technical and non-technical employees, and is known for creative expertise and technical proficiency for projects ranging from urban mixed-use facilities, residential and parking structures to mountain resorts and specialty structural exhibits for zoos and unique public spaces.
Editor’s Note: Attached for use are photos of David Kast, PE (DavidKast.jpg) and Ryan Barth, PE (RyanBarth.jpg). Photos are courtesy Monroe & Newell Engineers Inc.