Chris A. Fix, E.I.T.

Structural Designer

Chris joined Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates in 2015. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2015 with a degree in civil engineering and energy engineering.


What about  structural engineering  led you to pursue a career in this field?

I enjoy puzzling out the challenges that come with putting things together.  It’s also nice to see those things actually take shape in the real world.

Favorite restaurant?

7 West Tap House in Duluth. There are so many different burgers and flavors of fries, and the locally brewed beer isn’t bad either.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

My favorite vacation spot that I’ve been to is Alaska. I really like how wild and untouched everything is. Everywhere you look, there is more to see and explore.

When you’re not at work you like to…

Get outdoors and do something active. I really enjoy hiking, camping, hunting and fishing.



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When I was young I always wanted to be a marine biologist. I loved animals, our family dog and the outdoors and wanted to merge that with a career. As you probably guessed, my career didn’t end up going that way or I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this article. But animals are still very much a part of my life and my wife’s (she’s a veterinary technician). I have the best of both worlds with a job I love in engineering that also allows me the flexibility to own and foster animals.

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