40 under 40 Class of 2020
Originally printed in Building Design + Construction on December 08, 2020
These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.
JONATHAN SCHLUNDT, PE, LEED AP
Mechanical Engineer / Partner
BS-Mechanical Engineering, California State University at Fresno
In 2017, promoted to Partner and Business Unit Leader for TETER’s M/P division.
Notable projects include a $12.4 million decentralization of Modesto (Calif.) Junior College’s east campus heating system that, over three summer breaks, put 15 buildings on a new plant, with minimal campus disruptions.
His greatest “personal achievement” was competing, as a high schooler, in a state-level Mathematics Science Engineering Achievement competition, and being named State Champion for a 3D brain modeling project, about which he knew next to nothing before entering the contest. The win taught him the value of extreme focus and work ethic.
During the pandemic, led research project with California State University-Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley chapter of ASHRAE to validate new technologies for improving air quality and reducing energy usage.
Mentoring architects and engineers.
2018-20, Chairman of the Board, California State University-Fresno’s Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council.
Partner in charge of TETER’s mock interview competition that judges design concepts.
Participates in local AIA events.
OFF THE CLOCK
Woodworking (jewelry chests, vases, wine cabinets)
Painting (mostly beach landscapes)
Camping and hiking with family
Active Rotarian, East Fresno chapter
Participating in obstacle course Spartan competitions
As a youth, built 3D models of classic cars, planes, and boats, made from popsicle sticks.
On holiday breaks during his last year of college, worked as a stocker at Victoria Secret.
Met wife, Laura, on Myspace.