Mark Sarkisian Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Structural Engineers Association of Northern California recognized Sarkisian, who received his Master of Science from Lehigh in 1985.

This summer, SOM Structural and Seismic Engineering Partner Mark Sarkisian received the 2015 H.J. Brunnier Lifetime Achievement Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC). The honor recognizes Sarkisian's outstanding achievement in structural engineering over 33 years. His career has focused on innovative structural engineering solutions, highlights of which include eight U.S. patents for high-performance seismic structural mechanisms, as well as the design of more than 100 recognized buildings such as the U.S. Embassy complex in Beijing, Chicago's NBC Tower, Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City.

Mark Sarkisian is a Lehigh University graduate and has been a distinguished speaker for both the Lehigh Valley section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council. Mark travels all over the world speaking about innovative structural engineering solutions. He is currently working on an update to his book, "Designing Tall Buildings - Structure as Architecture," and he recognizes the need for creativity and aesthetics in everyday lifestyle and practice.

-J. Scott Stenroos, P.E., M.ASCE

Mark Sarkisian SOM

Mark Sarkisian is a Structural and Seismic Engineering Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

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