Dr. Ahmad Rahimian is a Director of Building Structures at WSP | PB USA, a global multidisciplinary engineering firm of over 35,000 staff worldwide.
Ahmad’s more than thirty years of experience with the firm includes the engineering of numerous notable projects worldwide ranging from high-rise commercial and residential towers to sports facilities. He has recently completed the design of projects such as One World Trade Center, One 57 West 57th Street in New York City, and the new retractable roof over the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. He has been responsible for the structural design of numerous notable buildings such as the Hearst Tower; the Trump World Tower; the Torre Mayor in Mexico City (the tallest building in Mexico), recognized by Scientific American Magazine as one of the top innovations of 2003; and the original Arthur Ashe Stadium (US OPEN), Flushing Meadows, NY. His expertise has been instrumental in engineering of numerous other projects including the London Bridge Tower (Shard), the tallest building in Europe.
Ahmad received his Ph.D. from NYU Polytechnic and is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and several other states, and a registered Structural Engineer in California and Nevada. He has authored numerous technical articles for professional publications and has appeared as a guest lecturer on topics relating to innovative structural design.
He is the recipient of the 2007 AISC Special Achievement Award, 2005 ASCE-CERF Charles Pankow Award for innovation, the ENR Excellence Award as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2003, Concrete Industry Board (CIB) 2013 Leader of Industry Award, and 2013 NYU Polytechnic Distinguished Alumni Award. He is a former chair of ACI375 Committee and an honorary member of SEAoNY. He holds US patents for seismic protective design.