Portrait of Feniosky Pena-Mora


Feniosky A. Peña-Mora, Sc.D., P.E., NAS, CCM, F.CIOB, NAC, Dist.M.ASCE

ASCE 2025 President

With nearly 30 years of experience in academia and practice, Feniosky Peña-Mora serves as the executive director of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space at Columbia University in New York, where he also has been the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics since 2012. From 2014 to 2017, he was commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction. Previously, he was associate provost and the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the faculty at Illinois, Feniosky was the Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Peña-Mora is no stranger to leadership roles within ASCE. He chaired the Construction Research Council from 2009 through 2011, the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in 2017, and the Industry Leaders Council from 2020 through 2022. Most recently, Peña-Mora served on the ASCE Board of Direction as an at-large director from 2019 through 2022, during which he also led the development of ASCE’s new strategic plan as chair of the Board Strategic Advisory Council.

He has authored more than 230 scholarly publications, and he holds six patents. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Buildings as well as an elected member of the Dominican Republic Academy of Sciences, and the United States National Academy of Construction. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 and 1994, respectively.