Melbourne, Fla. – Two BRPH engineers, Pri Valletta and Matthew Rohaus, have been recognized as recipients of The Engineers’ Council 2021 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Merit Award sponsored by the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.

Pri is a licensed professional engineer and project manager with BRPH’s aerospace and defense group. The award recognizes her for her broad planning and design work with expansion, new construction and renovation of facilities for spaceport infrastructures, commercial aerospace and defense, manufacturing, commercial and office building projects. Over her eight-year career, Pri has been involved in several large-scale infrastructure assessments and facility masterplans for clients including NASA, Boeing and Space Florida. She is active in several professional associations and currently serves as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Florida Section – Cape Canaveral Branch. She is also a board member of the Florida Institute of Technology Civil Engineering Advisory Committee (CEAC).

Matthew is a structural engineer with specific expertise in the design of large-scale aerospace ground support structures. He received this award for his innovative project work with structural steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry and other structural building materials. Matthew is a licensed professional engineer and throughout his eight-year career, he has contributed to a wide range of projects for clients including Blue Origin, NASA and Northrop Grumman. Matthew’s work has supported some of the firm’s prominent projects for rocket launch facilities and transportation structures.

“Pri and Matthew have made extraordinary contributions to many innovative and important projects,” says BRPH president, Michael Vernich, AIA. “They both are exceptional engineers who consistently deliver high-quality work on some of our most complex projects with industry-leading clients. This recognition highlights their dedication and puts them on a path as emerging leaders in their areas of expertise.”

The Engineers’ Council originated in 1955 in California and has evolved into an organization that recognizes and awards individuals throughout the country for their contributions in engineering and education. In 2011, the Engineers’ Council established an Eastern U.S. Awards Banquet in West Palm Beach to honor and recognize individuals for their contributions to engineering and engineering education in all disciplines of engineering. The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County has hosted this event since 2014.

About BRPH – BRPH is an international architecture, engineering, interior design, construction services and mission solutions firm with clients in Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Hospitality, Commercial and Education markets. More than simply designers, we solve unique challenges requiring Creative Ideas, Precisely Delivered. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top professional services firms and has designed a wide range of projects across the United States and throughout the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando, South Florida, Atlanta, Charleston, Huntsville, Seattle and Dallas/Fort Worth.


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