Carbon Leadership Forum

You can declare your individual support or your firm/organization’s support for the SE 2050 Challenge on this page.

For more information about the SE 2050 Challenge, please see the 1-page or the 2-page summary.

Please fill out the forms below the letters to declare your support for the SE 2050 Challenge.  Your name or your firm/organization’s name will be listed at the end of the following letters.

Structural engineering firm (or multi-disciplinary firm with dedicated structural group)

Our firm recognizes the urgency in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment and the importance of participation from structural engineers in setting and reaching embodied carbon reduction targets.  We choose to join the growing community of structural engineering firms at the forefront of finding ways to reduce the embodied carbon of structures.

Providing education on embodied carbon to our staff as well as collecting and anonymously sharing material and embodied carbon quantities from our firm’s structural designs will be essential for tracking both our firm’s and industry-wide progress in reducing embodied carbon.  While the details of a data collection program and level of effort from individual firms are not defined yet, we recognize that data collection is essential to achieving designer-led embodied carbon reductions.  We also recognize that a national data collection effort would help our profession better understand material optimization, a basic aim of structural engineering practice. 

By signing this letter, we are urging the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to formally endorse the SE 2050 Challenge, issued to our profession by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF), now and lead national outreach to recruit participants and create the infrastructure of an SE 2050 Commitment program necessary to meet the Challenge goals.  It is our desire to see SEI collaborate with industry partners, to refine and begin the launch of this program by the end of 2019.




Current list of signatories (structural engineering firms or multi-disciplinary firm with dedicated structural group):

  • Martinez Moore Engineers
  • HKS, Inc.
  • KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • TLC Engineering Solutions
  • Coughlin Porter Lundeen
  • tk1sc
  • Studio NYL
  • Walter P Moore
  • Arup
  • MKA
  • PCS Structural Solutions
  • Structural Focus
  • Holmes Structures
  • Thornton Tomasetti
  • LeMessurier

Individual structural engineer

I recognize the urgency in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment and the importance of participation from structural engineers in setting and reaching embodied carbon reduction targets.  I join the growing community of structural engineers at the forefront of finding ways to reduce the embodied carbon of structures.

Education on the topic of embodied carbon as well as collecting and anonymously sharing material and embodied carbon quantities from structural designs will be essential for tracking industry-wide progress in reducing embodied carbon.  While the details of a data collection program and level of effort is not defined yet, I recognize that data collection is essential to achieving designer-led embodied carbon reductions.  I also recognize that a national data collection effort would help our profession better understand material optimization, a basic aim of structural engineering practice. 

By signing this letter, I am urging the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to formally endorse the SE 2050 Challenge, issued to our profession by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF), now and lead national outreach to recruit participants and create the infrastructure of an SE 2050 Commitment program necessary to meet the Challenge goals.  It is my desire to see SEI collaborate with industry partners, to refine and begin the launch of this program by the end of 2019.


Current list of signatories (individual structural engineers):

  • Shana Kelley, Associate – Seattle Structural Director of Sustainable Design, KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Dirk Kestner, Principal – Director of Sustainable Design, Walter P Moore
  • Bruce King, Director, Ecological Building Network
  • Cara Agan, Structural EIT, HKS Inc.
  • Greg Davenport, Principal, HKS Inc.
  • Linlu Chen, EIT, HKS Inc.
  • Clark Shellhorse, Structural EIT, HKS Inc.
  • Martin Torres, Graduate Structural Engineer, Walter P Moore
  • Steven Shelt, Director of Structural, TLC Engineering Solutions, Inc
  • Eric Lemee, Senior Project Manager, WSP
  • Jason Tornquist, Senior Director | Structural Engineer, tk1sc
  • Daniel Getz, Director of Structural Engineering, HKS, Inc.
  • Scott McFadden, Senior Structural Engineer, PEO
  • Judd Galloway, Senior Associate, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Chris Jeseritz, Project Manager, PCS Structural Solutions
  • Colin Hug, Engineer/Intern, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Jay Arehart, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Yidi Fang, Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Annabel Shephard, Graduate Fellow, Oregon State University
  • Adrianne Richardson, Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Jonathan C Ellowitz, Project Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Kelsey Wittels, Senior Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • John Essig, Project Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Leo Garber, Senior Structural Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Adele Scampoli, Senior Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Jackson Pitofsky, Senior Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Kelly Roberts, Principal, Walter P Moore
  • Bill Lovallo, Vice President, LeMessurier.
  • Kelsey Price, Structural Engineer, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Chad Pecsek, Structural Engineer, LeMessurier
  • Teresa C. Vangeli, Supervising Structural Engineer, WSP USA
  • Mark D. Webster, Senior Consulting Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Craig Blanchet, Vice President, LeMessurier
  • Luke Lombardi, Senior Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Michael Swartz, Structural Engineer, LeMessurier
  • Lauren Wingo, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup
  • Neil Spazzarini, Structural EIT, LeMessurier
  • Eric Johnson, Engineer, LeMessurier
  • Nicholas Cordio, Structural Engineer, LeMessurier
  • Michael Gryniuk, Associate, LeMessurier
  • Wil Srubar, R&D Technical Director / Assistant Professor, Katerra / University of Colorado Boulder
  • Brenda Stern, Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Grace Di Benedetto, Structural Engineer, Arup
  • Li-Anne Sayegh, Structural Engineer, Arup
  • Victoria Valencia, Engineer, Arup
  • Lucas Whitesell, Engineer, Arup
  • Frances Yang, Sustainable Structures and Materials Specialist, Arup
  • Vaidas Razgaitis, Structural Engineer, Arup
  • Ann Jiras, Engineer, Arup

Non-structural engineer or non-structural engineering firm

While I am / we are not (a) structural engineer(s), we recognize the urgency in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment and the importance of participation from structural engineers in setting and reaching embodied carbon reduction targets. 

By signing this letter, I am / we are urging the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to formally endorse the SE 2050 Challenge, issued to my/our profession by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF), now and lead national outreach to recruit participants and create the infrastructure of an SE 2050 Commitment program necessary to meet the Challenge goals.  It is my desire to see SEI collaborate with industry partners, to refine and begin the launch of this program by the end of 2019.


Current list of signatories (non-structural engineering firms or individuals):

  • Boris Gamazaychikov, PE, Sustainability Consultant, stok
  • Jennifer Cutbill, Principal, Lateral Agency
  • Victoria Herrero-Garcia, Sustainability Consultant, Daylight & WBLCA Analyst, Ambient Energy
  • Harry Flamm, Architect & Sustainability Coordinator, Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • Andrea Love, Principal, Payette
  • Paul Poirier AIA, LEED AP,  Principal Architect, Poirier + Associates Architects
  • Rodrigo Castro, Senior LCA Expert, Bionova Ltd
  • Tate Walker, Director of Sustainability, OPN Architects, Inc.
  • Mike Fowler, Sustainability Integration Leader, Mithun
  • Mark Kelly, Associate Principal, BAR Architects
  • Heather Gayle Holdridge, Sustainability Director, Lake|Flato Architects
  • Kate Bubriski, Director of Sustainability & Building Performance, Arrowstreet
  • Jacob Werner, Senior Project Architect, Wilson HGA
  • Jacob Knowles, Director of Sustainable Design, BR+A Consulting Engineers
  • Christopher Colasanti, Associate Partner, Jaros Baum & Bolles
  • Mike Manzi, Associate Principal, Bora Architects
  • Gwen Fuertes, Associate, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Katie Ackerly, Associate, Sustainability Lead, David Baker Architects
  • Nicholas Leahy AIA, Co-Ceo and Executive Director, Perkins Eastman
  • Joel Onorato, Architect, Hickok Cole Architects
  • Ryan Zizzo, Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Mantle
  • Charles Stott, Principal, Stott Architects
  • EwingCole (architectural firm)
  • Amy Hattan, Corporate Responsibility Officer, Thornton Tomasetti