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Ed DePaola is President and CEO of Severud Associates Consulting Engineers PC, New York. He is licensed in 21 states, a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Over the past 30 years, he has designed numerous projects including high-rise buildings, long-span facilities and special structures requiring innovative structural solutions.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall School of Law.

He is one of the Founding Members and is Past President of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), Chairman of the ASCE "Tensile Membrane Structure Standards Committee", and a professor at NYU School of Continuing Education. He is Co-Chair of the Building Department’s “New York City Model Code Program” for the adoption of the structural portions of the IBC Building Code.

He was Principal-in-charge of the American Airlines Terminal Redevelopment Project at JFK International Airport and the roof and enclosure structures at the Denver International Airport. Currently, he is Principal-in-Charge of One Bryant Park, the 1,200 foot tall office building currently nearing completion in midtown Manhattan. It is the second tallest building in NYC and will be the first high-rise office structure in the world to receive a LEED Platinum rating.

SEI Fellow Since 2012