Leslie Robertson and SawTeen See | The Edward and Mary Allen Lecture in Structural Design
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Building 10, 10-250
222 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139
MIT Department of Architecture / Fall 2017 Lecture Series
Leslie Robertson and SawTeen See
The Edward and Mary Allen Lecture in Structural Design
November 30, 2017
6:00 PM, Room 10-250
An internationally acclaimed structural engineer, Dr. Leslie E. Robertson has spent his six-decade engineering career transforming urban and rural landscapes through innovative design. Dr. Robertson joined the firm in 1958, when it was known as Worthington-Skilling. Starting out as a young engineer, he rose through the ranks to become a partner, and eventually led the firm into its latest chapter as Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P. He resigned as partner in 1994, but remained a key player on design teams until his departure from the firm in 2013. Dr. Robertson continues consulting through his own firm Leslie Earl Robertson, Structural Engineer, LLC. As a leader, he instilled the values that he upheld in his own work: approaching engineering challenges with imagination and responsibility. Over his storied career, Dr. Robertson cultivated many groundbreaking innovations in the structural design and construction of tall buildings.
SawTeen See is LERA's Managing Partner, responsible for the daily business operations and the management of the practice. Following her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering from Cornell University, she joined the firm in 1978, was promoted to Partner in 1986 and has been the Managing Partner since 1991. Ms. See has extensive experience in the structural design of the full spectrum of building types.
Ms. See is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Science. She served on the Board of Directors of the New York Association of Consulting Engineers from 1989 to 1993. She was Chairman of the Committee on Gravity Loads and Temperature Effects of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), and is on the Advisory Board of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.