Dennis Wittry

Dennis Wittry

Dennis Wittry, PE

Managing Principal

Dennis is one of the leading structural engineers in Texas and has worked on many of Houston’s premier projects over the past 30 years. His extensive experience with higher education, office buildings, public/civic buildings, sports facilities, and healthcare projects landed him as a regional director of structural operations at the firm. With a passion to use structural design to enable great architecture, Dennis works with his staff to constantly push the collaborative envelope through the innovative use of BIM and other project delivery technologies.

With diversified structural engineering management and design experience, Dennis is also a regular guest lecturer in the civil engineering and architecture departments at Texas A&M University as well as a member of the Texas A&M Civil Engineering Advisory Council. The Building Design and Construction Magazine named Dennis one of the “40 under 40” AEC Rising Stars in 2009. He has held several leadership positions with American Concrete Institute and is a Board Member of the Architecture Center Houston Foundation. 

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Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
I asked a trusted friend in a Houston MEP firm for his recommendation. “Just send it to WPM. If that doesn’t work, I’ll tell you who the others are.” Was so impressed by the firm and people, I accepted before [knowing my salary].
Who or what inspires you?
…my step-father—naturally brilliant, but the hardest working person I know.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Our foremost role as engineers is to improve our community and lives of others and it’s awesome when you accomplish that. … day-to-day, seeing young engineers develop; to successfully start managing their own projects; to be recognized by our clients and our firm; to enjoy success and to be awed by what they’ve been able to accomplish.
What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?
Hire people better than you and clear the hurdles so they can achieve greatness.


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“Design Challenges of the Denton A. Cooley Building at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital,” Structural Engineer, 2004