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Dr. Ahmad Rahimian, PE, SE, F.ASCE is Chief Executive of WSP Cantor Seinuk, a leading structural engineering firm based in New York with offices in Los Angeles, London, Dubai, and India. The firm is part of WSP Group, a multi-disciplinary engineering company of over 9,000 staff world-wide.

As Principal-in-charge of Analysis and Design, Dr. Rahimian has been responsible for implementing innovative conceptual designs for numerous high rise residential and commercial buildings, as well as sport facilities and special structures. Dr. Rahimian has extensive experience in wind, and seismic design as well as vibration control design issues related to human comfort criteria.

Dr. Rahimian, an internationally recognized expert in tall buildings, is the recipient of numerous awards from engineering societies for various exemplary projects that he has engineered including 2007 AISC Special Achievement Award, 2005 ASCE-CERF Charles Pankow Award for innovation and the ENR Excellence Award as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2003. In 2011 he was named to the Structural Engineer Magazine Power List. As an adjunct professor at Polytechnic University Graduate School of Civil Engineering and The Cooper Union School of Architecture he is also an active educator.

Dr. Rahimian’s thirty years of experience with WSP Cantor Seinuk includes the engineering of numerous prominent projects worldwide ranging from high-rise commercial and residential towers to stadiums and transportation facilities. He directed the structural engineering of the Trump World Tower, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, the Torre Mayor in Mexico City, the tallest building in Latin America, Arthur Ashe Stadium (US-OPEN), Flushing Meadows NY, and the Hearst Tower in New York City. He has recently been involved in the design of the Nakheel Tower in Dubai with a height of more than 1 km, The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, and One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) in New York City.

Dr. Rahimian holds a US patent for seismic protective design and has published numerous articles in professional publications. He has been interviewed by The Discovery Channel as well as other media outlets regarding his pioneering structures.