Our Team Has Grown: Meet Misty, Jon & Megan

Our Team Has Grown: Meet Misty, Jon & Megan
Meet the three newest members of the BRP team! On August 6th, BRP welcomed Misty Brubaker, Office Assistant, on August 20, we welcomed Megan Evans, Student Architectural Intern, and on August 24, BRP welcomed Jon Gruett, Student Architectural Intern, to our team.

Misty, originally from Arkansas, has previous experience in customer and public service. Prior to joining BRP, she has worked in the retail, food and medical industries.

Megan, from Clinton, MO, is a fourth-year Architecture student at Drury University. She will graduate in 2020 with a Master of Architecture and minors in business administration and fine arts. While attending Drury, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She is also involved in American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and serves as the Community Service Chair for Drury Ambassadors.

Jon, from New Melle, MO, is a fifth-year Architecture student at Drury University. He will graduate next May with a Master of Architecture. While attending Drury, he studied abroad in Aegina, Greece during spring 2017. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, where he held the position of chairman of the social committee. He is also a member of Tau Sigma Delta, the architectural honor society, and Gamma Sigma Alpha, a Greek academic honor society.

Misty Brubaker
Misty:

What’s the best place you’ve ever visited?
Orlando, Florida…the beaches and sun.

Favorite movie of all time?
My favorite movie is P.S. I Love You.

Tell me something unique about you.
I am very interested in cars, car shows and car meets.

What food do you crave the most?
PIZZA! You can never have too much pizza!

What’s your favorite thing about Springfield?
There is so much to do around town, all the people, parks and restaurants!

If you could, who would you swap places with for the day?
Any person from another country so I could experience a new culture.

Fall is finally here! What’s your favorite Fall activity?
Going to the park or doing anything outside with my son and preparing for Halloween!

Jon Gruett
Jon:

Favorite local restaurant?
Big Whiskey’s American Bar and Grill.

What can you compare architecture school to?
I would compare architecture school to a parent’s crying infant. They both require an immense amount of time and effort, especially when both are screaming to get something done that you may or may not know the answer to. You begin to question as to what you got yourself into, but you know at the same time that you love what you’re doing.

Favorite show to binge watch?
My favorite show to binge watch is Rick and Morty.

Favorite piece of architecture in the world?
Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Thorncrown Chapel - Eureka Springs, AR

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I had no idea! I remember playing with Legos one day when I was 10 and my dad said I’d make a good architect (probably jokingly) and it just sort of stuck. I continued taking classes that I thought would prepare me to persue that and I fell in love with it!

Tell me something unique about you.
I love listening to music, especially the genres that make me laugh. Generally, I listen to variations of rock and hip-hop, but the vocals and lyrics made in deeper genres such as popular rap and heavy metal just make me laugh for some reason, so most of my friends never understand why I listen to “terrible music.”

Megan Evans
Megan:

When did you know you wanted to be an architect?
I found out about architecture second semester of my first year at Drury. I started at Drury as a psych/crim major and, after a semester, knew it wasn’t for me. I decided to try some architecture classes and fell in love with it.

Favorite place you’ve been?
My favorite place was Berlin, Germany.

Favorite show to binge watch?
I love to binge watch Dexter and Grey’s Anatomy.

Tell me something unique about you
This past summer, I studied abroad in Italy and was able to visit Germany and Spain, as well.

What is something you’d like to learn how to do?
Fluently speak Spanish. I would love to learn other languages too, but I want to start with Spanish.

Best concert you’ve ever attended?
The best concert I ever attended was Taylor Swift.

What food do you crave the most?
I love chicken. All the time. Any kind. It’s the best.

Also in the September Newsletter:
Call us BRP: New Logo, Same Quality Design
BRP Makes Building Design + Construction Giants 300 Report