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Entuitive Welcomes Powell Draper
New York, NY – November 10, 2021 – Powell Draper has joined Entuitive’s team as a Principal in the firm’s New York office. Powell brings over 20 years of experience in structural consulting with a focus on buildings, bridges, and construction engineering, as well as specialty and lightweight structures.
“We’re excited to have Powell join our team, because he brings a distinctive combination of talents,” says Tanya Luthi, Vice President, Structures. “He has a sharp technical mind; he is an excellent collaborator with all kinds of clients, and his commitment to young engineers and students shows how important teaching and mentoring are to him. I also appreciate the clear-eyed view he brings to our profession, and what the possibilities are for the future. I’m looking forward to continuing to build our team here in New York together.”
Powell’s diverse background includes work ranging from pedestrian bridges to sculptures to the restoration of existing buildings. His impressive portfolio includes the new gridshell skylights of Moynihan Station in New York, the footbridge at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Schwartz Pavilion at the Harvard Business School, the restoration of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and a number of experimental sculptures and structures.
In addition to his consulting experience, Powell also teaches architecture and engineering. He is currently an adjunct professor in architecture at Cooper Union and in structural engineering at Princeton University. Powell has over 13 years of experience in academia. He has won many awards and grants in relation to his teaching and research pursuits and has authored dozens of book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers.
“The addition of Powell to the Entuitive team strengthens our ability to deliver across our service and sector offerings, including in specialized areas like construction engineering and lightweight structural design. Powell will help us position ourselves for the types of projects we want to pursue, including more sustainably focused work” said Brock Schroeder, Entuitive’s Managing Director.
“I am excited to be joining the innovative and collaborative team at Entuitive,” says Powell. I was attracted to the strong company culture and believe my people-centric approach fits well here. I enjoy working with a diverse group of collaborators, from architects, to engineers, to contractors, artists, and students. I believe it is how we work together that matters and I believe Entuitive does that really well.”
To learn more about Powell, or to reach out to him personally, click here.
Entuitive is a consulting engineering practice operating in seven offices across Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our practice is focused on delivering uncompromising performance. Our core services include structural engineering, building envelope, restoration, special projects, advanced performance analysis, bridge engineering, construction engineering, sustainable performance, offsite and modular design, transportation engineering, fire engineering, and pedestrian modelling for both new and existing structures.
We are a people-first organization, known for our team’s ability to simplify the most complex engineering challenges. We are dedicated to fulfilling the business objectives of a broad range of clients, including architects, contractors, developers, and property owners throughout all phases of the asset lifecycle. We are also ignited by the opportunity to champion solutions to some of the most pressing difficulties facing our people, planet, and community. From climate change to social and racial inequity, we are committed to a state of continuous improvement.
Entuitive is the engineering consultant for many internationally recognized transportation projects, including the St. John’s Terminal Redevelopment at 550 Washington in New York City, the Port Lands Flood Engineering & Enabling Infrastructure and Bridges Project in Toronto, the New Central Library in Calgary, the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock, Texas, the Manhattan West Platform in New York City, and the American Dream Water Park in Jersey City.