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FANNIE TAO, PE

Structural Engineer II | Baltimore, MD

  • Education

    M.S., Structural Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2016 B.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2014

  • Where's the most interesting place you've been?

    The floating torii (gate) of the Itsukushima Shrine in Japan. At high tide, the torii appears to be floating, but at low tide, the water recedes enough for you to be able to walk out and see the torii up close.

  • What's something you'd like to learn?

    To cook as well (and as quickly!) as my mom.

  • What are three things you can’t live without?

    My loved ones, food, and traveling.

Bio


Fannie joined McCormick Taylor in 2018 and has more than four years of professional experience performing the structural design, analysis, and rehabilitation of various structures such as bridges, culverts, and retaining walls.

 

As a freshman in college, Fannie took a course on the aesthetics of buildings and bridges, which opened her eyes to the beauty of these engineering feats. It motivated her to follow a career path in structures so that she could eventually design her own building or bridge. 

 

Fannie is currently working on the Maryland Avenue Bypass Culvert project. Historic Ellicott City, where the project is located, is prone to flooding and has experienced two devastating floods in a two-year span. McCormick Taylor is designing a culvert to direct floods away from the town to the Patapsco River. Fannie enjoys working on a local, well-known issue because it makes her feel like she's making more of a tangible difference.

 

Fannie's favorite McCormick Taylor memory is participating in Meals on Wheels. She loves that the company gets involved in the community and encourages and facilitates employees to volunteer and give back. In her free time, Fannie enjoys rock climbing and has recently picked up crocheting.

 

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