Michelle McCovey-Good, P.E.
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering
Michelle McCovey-Good was first drawn to Architecture when she went on a school field trip to a design firm’s office in third grade. The models and hand drawings attracted her and in school, she took drafting, photography, and industrial arts. She started college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo as an Architecture major directly after high school graduation. While she participated in design labs, she found herself fascinated with the physics and science behind creating structures instead. She quickly transferred to the Architectural Engineering Department.
During her years of study, Michelle was excited to be awarded a scholarship that included an annual internship with PG&E at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. She also attended the Harvard Design School Career Discovery summer program with the highlight of her college career being an internship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Michelle was proud to be able to be part of the client’s design team during the final phases of the National Museum of the American Indian on the Smithsonian Mall.
Upon graduation, Michelle accepted a position as a project engineer at T&S Structural Engineers. The quality of Michelle’s work, engineering expertise, competence, and level of commitment led to her partnership in the firm. Michelle has over 20 years of experience in the engineering of residential, commercial, mixed-use, industrial, historic rehabilitation, tenant improvement, and solar installation projects in numerous building system types and materials. Michelle is a licensed Professional Engineer in California as well as a number of other states.
As CEO, Michelle has worked to transform T&S Structural into a majority employee-owned firm through an ESOP and opened new locations along the coast of California. She’s put new systems in place to make work more efficient and has focused on making the work environment favorable to the employees.
Michelle’s outgoing personality and wealth of knowledge have made her an active leader in the community. She has served on the City of San Luis Obispo’s Architectural Review Commission, the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Seismic Task Force and she is an active member of the Local Habitat of Humanity and Central Coast Economic Forecast Boards. She has also been involved in state and national groups such as the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Michelle is married and a proud mother of two sons, as well as a couple of adorable flat-faced dogs. She also finds time to volunteer for the Canyon Country 4-H and to regularly donate blood.
Her drive and commitment make her an amazing leader. Michelle is a big reason why T&S Structural Engineers are not only a great team but a great company.