Michael Brown Joins Freese and Nichols as Senior Transportation Project Manager
Veteran transportation engineer Michael Brown, P.E., has joined Freese and Nichols as senior project manager in the Austin office. With more than three decades of experience in project management and coordination for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Michael will strengthen our ability to provide municipal and state partners with complex transportation infrastructure expansion and improvement projects.
“Central Texas' remarkable growth has opened the doors to new opportunities for Freese and Nichols to partner with government agencies to develop innovative transportation solutions,” said Juan Sierra, transportation design group manager for Central Texas. “Michael’s in-depth understanding of TxDOT’s requirements and processes gives our team a unique perspective on managing elaborate projects for our municipal and state partners.”
A leading transportation engineer in Texas, Michael has an extensive background managing the design and completion of elaborate bridges and railroads, urban roadways, highways and major interchanges in municipalities across the state. He is an expert in developing conceptual and detailed geometric designs, bridge layout and design, hydrologic and hydraulic designs, stormwater pollution prevention plans (SW3P), utility coordination, right-of-way acquisition coordination, environmental coordination, signing and pavement marking plans.
Working for TxDOT for more than a decade, Michael gained first-hand experience coordinating projects, developing plans, preparing specifications and producing estimates for various types of roadway facilities in 12 districts. There, he was involved with notable transportation projects across the state, including the interchange of U.S. 75, Plano Parkway and the Kansas City Southern railroad in Plano, and the reconstruction of U.S. 59 in Rosenberg.
Among Michael's recognitions from peers in the industry, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers – DFW Mid-Cities Chapter in 2015. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.