MooreTalent: Two Exceptional Engineers. Seven Top Honors.

MooreTalent: Two Exceptional Engineers. Seven Top Honors.

February 15, 2018

Aside from their commitment to excellence and active leadership in several areas — within the firm, within the profession and industry, and within their communities — what do these fab fem phenoms have in common? Both Kelly and Kristi have spent their entire professional careers at Walter P Moore, are among the first 10 female principals at the firm, and are HUGE college football fans (Kelly is particular to Auburn). And if you really want to get technical, they both have ‘K’ names, but we digress…


Congratulations to Kelly and Kristi for their extraordinary accomplishments, having earned SEVEN professional accolades over the last year!

Kelly Roberts P.E., LEED AP BD+C, principal and project manager in our Atlanta Structures Group, was named one of eight Emerging Leaders by the Design Futures Council at their 16th annual Leadership Summit in Toronto last September, recognized for “making an impact on design practices, the design profession, and the community.”

Cited for her wide influence in sustainability, she was recently honored as a 2018 ENR Southeast Top Young Professional as someone who “represents the ‘best-of-the-best’ in their construction and design careers through their individual leadership and by giving back to their industry and communities.”

In addition to leading the firm’s Sustainable Design Community of Practice, Kelly is a founding board member of the Lifecycle Building Center of Greater Atlanta, and has also played a key role in the design of several Atlanta structures, including serving as lead structural engineer for the National Center for Civil & Human Rights.

With glowing accolades and continually rising as a known expert in the industry, it is no surprise that Kelly was featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Engineering Georgia as part of their inaugural list of 100 Influential Women to Know. Women selected for this list “are influencing the design, growth and success of communities, businesses, and projects. They are women of character, integrity, and purpose…who give of their time to mentor the next generation of professionals, who volunteer with the state’s numerous engineering associations to raise the profile of the industry, or who create Georgia’s built environment.”

Fun Fact about Kelly: She is a HUGE Auburn fan, where she met her husband in the civil engineering concrete lab.

Kristi Gollwitzer (formerly Grizzle) P.E., LEED AP, principal and project manager in our Houston Structures Group, began what would become a “winning trend” in April 2017 when she was named a Houston Business Journal Top 40 Under 40. Chosen from among hundreds of leaders and C-suite executives from varied industries, Kristi stood out in part because of her volunteerism with Child Advocates, Engineering Ministries International, St. Anne Catholic Church, and her presence on the boards of several local organizations.

The following month, Kristi was recognized as a Civil + Structural Engineer Rising Star in Civil and Structural Engineering — one of only 17 Rising Stars in Structural Engineering (nationwide). Rounding out the year, Kristi was hailed as the "Children’s Champion: a structural engineer who protects and serves foster children as a court-appointed advocate," when she was named a Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 last September.

Most recently, Kristi was chosen as a 2018 ENR Texas & Louisiana Top Young Professional, her fourth such recognition in less than a year.

Fun Fact about Kristi: Her time for the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.91) is still the record at her high school, 20 years later.