Vice President of Structural Engineering

There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow for all humankind. — Bill Nye

As Vice President of Structural Engineering at Cuhaci & Peterson, Brett Rylands also has the distinction of having been the first structural engineer to join the firm in 2002. During that tenure he has successfully managed and grown the structural group at C&P, completing thousands of projects in various facets of construction across the United States (many with challenging conditions such as high wind and seismic or difficult site conditions).

Prior to his role at Cuhaci & Peterson, Brett spent 11years at a specialty structure design/build firm, where he oversaw the design, engineering and shop drawings of unique specialty structures for both domestic and international projects. Some of his more notable projects include the “Eiffel tower” in Las Vegas, Al Fasaliah Center in Saudi Arabia and the Orlando Science Center.

In addition to his accomplishments on the job, Brett has also been actively involved in professional organizations like the Florida Structural Engineers Association (FSEA) where he served as President in 2016 and is currently on the State Board as Past-President, a committee member for the FSEA Structural Engineering Emergency Response (SEER) and a credentialed  SEER volunteer. Brett also is a member of the Central Florida Task Force 4 Urban Search and Rescue, where he serves as a first responder for natural, as well as, man-made disasters.


  • University of Central Florida (Master’s Degree, Engineering Management, 1997)
  • University of Central Florida (Bachelor’s Degree, Design Engineering, 1992)