Engineer of the Moment: Doug González, P.E.


This month's "Engineer of the Moment" is Doug González, P.E. An Associate Partner at LERA, Doug was recently elected President of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) for the 2016-2017 term, having previously served in the roles of Secretary and Director. The 500-member-strong chapter aims to "advance the art of structural engineering in New York by improving the flow of ideas and building the community of colleagues."

Download a full press release announcing his SEAoNY presidency here.

Doug is an expert in the design of healthcare and science facilities, having served as Project Director for the structural design of the Almaty International Medical Center (AIMC) in Kazakhstan, the Novartis Oncology Building in East Hanover, NJ, the NYU Medical Center Energy Building, the Tisch Hospital Tower and a new major hospital expansion for the NYU Langone Medical Center.

He also has extensive experience in the renovation and modification of existing structures, consisting of adaptive reuse, historic restorations and structural upgrades. Currently, he is responsible for the oversight and coordination of several ongoing historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects, including the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial in Manhattan's Riverside Park.

Doug is a presenter for our AIA CES course, "Adaptive Reuse: Structural Concepts and Approaches." Learn more and sign up your firm here!

Previously, Doug has been at the helm of many award-winning cultural and civic projects, most notably the Newseum and Freedom Forum (District of Columbia), the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Expansion (New York) and the Apollo Theater (New York).

Doug in a meeting with Design Engineer, Ksenia Tretiakova (left) and Historic Preservationist, Elizabeth Moss (right).

Interested in meeting to discuss healthcare projects and opportunities? Feel free to connect with Doug at one of several upcoming healthcare design conferences he will be attending:

Bisnow National Healthcare Expansion & Innovation Series

November 8th | Philadelphia, PA

7th Annual Pulse Healthcare Conference: Facilities of the Future

November 10th | New York, NY

Healthcare Design Expo + Conference

November 12th - 15th | Houston, TX

Did you know that Doug's dream job is to be a globetrotting novelist? Get to know the personal side of our Engineer of the Moment in New York Real Estate Journal's Professional Profile!

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