Mark Kanonik PE, LEED AP
Senior Structural Engineer
Structural engineers bring the architect's vision to life. My goal is to blur the line between architecture and engineering through daring design that invites people inside a building through an immediate "wow" factor. A strong background in architecture enables me to see the architect's vision in terms of structural engineering, resulting in an inspiring structure that informs the architectural intent and, hopefully, defies expectations.
As a structural engineer, I'm entrusted to design safe and code-compliant buildings, but they don't need to be massive and imposing. They can be elegant in their structural simplicity when the basic elements of beam and column are arranged creatively.
All buildings must be safe and meet the users' expectations, but my goal is to design structures that excite and inspire their users to achieve bigger and better things than what they thought was possible.