Jay Fischer named new Bozeman Buildings Group Leader
Morrison-Maierle is pleased to announce that Jay Fischer has been named as its new Bozeman Buildings Group Leader. Jay is a PE and structural engineer with nearly 20 years of experience with Morrison-Maierle.
Jay received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Idaho and followed up with a master’s in structural engineering from Montana State University in 2003.
Along with being a member of our ESOP Committee, Jay’s recent project work includes the parking garage at Bozeman’s airport. He is now also involved in the design phase for their four-gate expansion project. Other projects include a mixed-use building along the Seventh Ave. corridor; Big Sky’s community recreation center; and full-service engineering projects on a few RV parks in Yellowstone. He’s also hoping that MSU athletic department projects kick off soon — especially after the Cats’ winning football season.
When asked why he got into structural engineering, Jay sums it up best: “Like a true nerd, I actually enjoyed math and physics and looked forward to class. I have always enjoyed solving problems, trying to figure out the most efficient and effective solutions. I was also lucky to have a granddad who was a mechanical engineer, and my dad was a civil engineer. I was able to see the cool projects they worked on and solutions they came up with. I thought it was fascinating.”
When not at work, Jay and his wife of 16 years, Brandi, focus on family time attending dance recitals, soccer games, swim lessons, gymnastics, and junior ninja warrior classes with Ellie, 8, (the performer of the family) and Jackson, 5, the sports enthusiast and as Jay says, “the tiny tornado and wrecking ball” of the family.
The Fischer family also spends lots of time in the outdoors, enjoying everything Montana has to offer. To support their outdoor activities and public lands, Jay is a volunteer and member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.