ZAPATA is pleased to announce Mr. Michael Ernst, PE, joined our engineering team. The highly experienced mechanical engineer brings 35 years of HVAC, plumbing, and process piping system design experience to the firm’s commercial, private, and military projects.

Mr. Ernst will oversee long-range facilities planning and design and evaluate contract bids. He will conduct preliminary site visits and provide construction design drawings and specifications for highly specialized facilities.

Mr. Ernst received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)–Southern Piedmont Chapter.

Welcome to ZAPATA, Michael!

ZAPATA® is a full-service architecture and engineering (A-E) and construction management firm. Our diverse team of professionals collaborates with clients to provide sustainable and resilient solutions to complex challenges. We are a trusted partner with proven experience to provide comprehensive facility, infrastructure, and security design services. At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.