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Saeed Towfighi joins Stantec’s buildings practice

Industry veteran brings expertise in leading structural design teams for high-rise and large-scale projects


We are pleased to announce that Senior Structural Engineer Saeed Towfighi has joined Stantec’s buildings team in Ottawa. Saeed brings more than 30 years of experience leading structural design teams on high-rise and large-scale international projects.

“We’re delighted to welcome Saeed to Stantec, and we’re thrilled to see his expertise in action,” says Josh Hale, Stantec’s managing leader for buildings in its Ontario North & East region. “Saeed’s experience is already having a significant impact through his mentorship of our up-and-coming designers.”

Saeed specializes in structural design projects within high-seismic areas, and holds a US patent on the effective use of damping systems for building and non-building structures — a significant invention due to the level of energy dissipation that can be achieved, often with lower costs than traditional design methods.

“I’m excited to join Stantec and work with this talented, multifaceted team,” says Saeed. “I’m eager to develop innovative and creative solutions for our structural design projects, and I’m looking forward to mentoring junior engineers to help them achieve their goals.”

Saeed has extensive experience around the globe, including work on the Royal Atlantis Resort in Dubai, Torre Cuarzo in Mexico City, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, One World Trade Center in New York City, and The Shard in England. He has also been published in several industry outlets, including ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, International Journal of Solids and Structures, and Concrete International.

About Stantec
We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, and remediation—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

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