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2020 Promotions

We are pleased to announce the following promotions:

  • Sam Brunswick to Associate
  • Joe Arnstein to Senior Engineer
  • Elizabeth Balke to Senior Engineer
  • Curtis Fong to Senior Engineer


Sam Brunswick, PE
In his six years at Taylor Engineering, Mr. Brunswick has tackled such varied and complex projects as laboratories, mission critical facilities, and natatoriums. Sam integrates his passion for the environment into his work with a central focus on exceeding environmental standards as well as owner and occupant expectations. He's guided many of his projects through LEED certification and also heads Taylor's Green Team for intraoffice environmental standards. Additionally, he leverages his expertise in building science and energy simulation in developing Taylor Engineering’s in-house energy modeling and load calculation standards.
Joe Arnstein, PE
Senior Engineer
Joe has gained experience in the building design industry working on a broad swath of projects ranging from large commercial HVAC design and commissioning to small-scale owner directed mechanical system investigations. Mr. Arnstein is a critical thinker and enjoys jumping into the mix on projects with complex stakeholder organization that require defining expectations through effective communication. Joe is always learning and continuously refines his analytical skills to provide the most effective HVAC solutions for every unique situation.
Elizabeth Balke, PE
Senior Engineer
During her 3 years at Taylor Engineering, Ms. Balke has enjoyed working on a wide variety of technical projects. Her design work has encompassed high-rise office, lab, data center, and school buildings. Her commissioning work has included central plant and office building projects, but has focused on commissioning resilient and efficient data centers. Elizabeth is also an active ASHRAE member, involved in standard and guideline development.
Curtis Fong, PE
Senior Engineer
In his two years at Taylor Engineering, Mr. Fong has completed design and commissioning projects for high-rise commercial office buildings, laboratories, mission-critical data centers, academic buildings, natatoriums, and parking garages. Curtis has also acquired the skills to lead Taylor Engineering’s energy modeling group through his analysis work for ASHRAE publications, code compliance, peer reviews, and controls optimization. With degrees in architectural design and civil engineering, Curtis is equipped to effectively collaborate with other design professionals to optimize overall building performance to best serve the interests of our clients.