Professor Ysrael A. Seinuk is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Institution of Civil Engineers (U.K.), and is a worldwide authority on the design and construction of high-rise concrete and steel buildings, a lecturer, author, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Cuba and a graduate of the University of Havana, Professor Seinuk is a licensed engineer in 15 states: the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.
Having founded Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C. in 1977, he concurrently chairs the Structural Department at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and is Chairman of the Academic Standards Committee. Professor Seinuk has received over 60 industry, professional, and community awards including the Concrete Industry Board’s Leader of Industry Award and the Cooper Union Urban Visionaries Award. Professor Seinuk was the only American invited by the Institution of Structural Engineers of Great Britain to participate in the post 9/11 publication of standards for tall building design for the European Union.
Professor Seinuk was involved in the creation of the structural concepts and supervised the structural design of an extensive portfolio of major projects. Among the most notable national projects are 785 Eighth Avenue (2 engineering awards); Trump World Tower (2 engineering awards); 4 Times Square (2 engineering awards); Time Warner Center (4 engineering awards); 545 Madison Avenue; Metropolitan Miami Complex; JFK Light Rail System; The Westin Hotel and W Hotel in Times Square; SUNY Stony Brook Center for Excellence in Information & Wireless Technology; the Miami Performing Arts Center (3 engineering awards); The renovation of Grand Central Station; Bronx Hall of Justice Complex; and Loft II (award winning). In addition, Professor Seinuk’s many notable international projects include O-14 Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which recently won the 2010 ACEC Diamond Award and the 2010 ACEC National Award for Structural Systems.