Edwin A. McDougle (’69)

Category: Alumni Service | Awards

Edwin McDougle graduated with a BS in civil engineering in 1969. As an undergraduate, he worked on a co-op program with Ross Bryan Associates when the firm was designing UT’s Presidential Court residence hall complex. After flying refueling planes for the National Guard for two years, McDougle began his full-time career with Ross Bryan in 1972 and, at the same time, worked toward his master’s degree in civil engineering, which he earned in 1975.

In 1977, he became a principal of Ross Bryan where he served as either project manager or lead executive for the structural engineering consulting and design work for many UT construction and renovation projects.

McDougle, who retired as president of Ross Bryan, served on the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board, the Tickle College of Engineering Board of Advisors, and the Tickle College of Engineering Emeritus Board. He was recognized by the Department of Civil Engineering as an Outstanding Alumnus in 1999 and as a 2013 Outstanding Engineer of the Year by the both the statewide and Nashville chapters of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.

He and his wife, Carla, were generous in their support of the college’s freshman engage™ program, the naming of a lab in the Tickle Building, and, with three of Edwin’s colleagues at Ross Bryan, creating the Ross Bryan Endowed Fellowship in Structural Engineering. He was proud that all three of his daughters and two of his sons-in-law were UT graduates.

He passed away on January 23, 2019, leaving behind cherished memories of his generosity and kind spirit.
Edwin A. McDougle
2016 Alumni Service Award Winner