SawTeen See

President, See Robertson Structural Engineers, LLC, New York, NY

Some Long-Span and Some Tall Buildings by SawTeen See
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Friday, March 29, 2019– 4:30 pm

Location: Whitaker Lab 303, Lehigh University,5 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA

SawTeen See has extensive experience in the structural design of the full spectrum of building and structure types.  SawTeen is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences.  She is on the Advisory Board of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.  In 2017, SawTeen was featured in the CTBUH Journal’s Special Issue: “Women in the Tall Building Industry”.  She was one of three professionals representing architecture, developer, and engineering in the 2016 AIA-CTBUH program “Women Shaping the Urban Habitat”.  The 2006 ASCE publication “Changing our World: True Stories of Women Engineers” featured SawTeen as a structural engineer. 

As Partner-in-Charge, SawTeen has led the structural design of some of the world’s tallest buildings including the 644-m PNB 118 Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the 555-m Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea; and the 492-m Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, China.  She also led the peer review of two 530-m high rises in China, and dozens of other challenging projects throughout the world.  Other projects include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland; the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia; the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte; Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China; San Jose Convention Center in San Jose; Baltimore Convention Center expansion in Baltimore; and the National Library of Latvia in Riga, Latvia.  Other recent projects include the Minmetals Headquarters in Shenzhen, China; Suzhou landscaped bridges in Suzhou, China; and the new Temple University Library in Philadelphia.

She has written many technical papers on tall buildings and structural engineering, and has presented at various universities and for professional organizations in the US and overseas.  At the end of 2017, after 40 years there, she withdrew from Leslie E. Robertson Associates.  Together with Leslie Robertson, she set up a new firm, See Robertson Structural Engineers.  She is now a Design Director with the Robert Bird Group.

Some Long-Span and Some Tall Buildings by Saw-Teen See. SawTeen See, a structural engineer with 40 years’ experience, will share some of the highlights of her collaborations with architects in the design of pedestrian bridges, museums, convention centers, and some of the world’s tallest buildings. 

She will discuss projects such as the AIG pedestrian bridge in Hong Kong, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC, the Baltimore Convention Center Expansion, the 492m Shanghai World Financial Center, the 555m Lotte World Tower in Seoul (the 5th tallest in the world), the 644m PNB 118 tower under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and innovations for some super high-rises of the future.