James B. Geurin, P.E.
Principal, Director of Structural Engineering
“When I start a new project, I don’t begin by coming up with solutions. I begin by first asking the right questions based on my experiences with similar projects. I want to make sure I meet the client’s expectations”
In his 41 years of experience in structural engineering, Jim has been involved in all phases of design and construction: feasibility studies, schematic design, design development, cost estimates, construction documents, and construction administration. Jim is often called upon to evaluate existing structures for modifications, remediation, or repurposing, both on internal projects as well as consulting for clients and architects across Oklahoma. Jim has earned a reputation for great customer service and excellent response speed. He enjoys the challenges that each new project brings, and his demeanor often makes him a client favorite.
Get to Know Jim
Education, Licensing, Boards, Publications, Presentations, Awards
- Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Oklahoma State University
- Master of Architectural Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
Our newly constructed home, which is our retirement home, has several projects to be completed so I like to spend time working on completing those projects.
What or who inspires you?
My father was always helping others by building, repairing, and installing things for them. He was always very productive, right up to his passing.
What is your definition of success?
Completing something that you’re proud of and fulfills a need. And satisfied clients.
If you had a free afternoon to do anything, what would you do?
Completing projects around the house, help family and friends with their projects, watch a movie, or catch up on mowing.
Why KKT? What sets KKT apart from its competitors?
KKT provides me the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects and gives me the challenges I enjoy. I’m never bored because I get to keep coming up with unique solutions for many, varied clients.
What attracted you to architecture, and when did you know you wanted to make that your career?
Even as a child I enjoyed designing and building. In high school I designed houses. This ultimately led to my studying architectural engineering and my life-long structural engineering career.