Structural Engineers Association of New York

2021- 2022 Elections

Elections are being held for President-Elect, Secretary, and three (3) Director positions. Each member can only vote once. Only SEAoNY members may vote, if you have not received the email containing the ballot please email Polls closes 5 PM July 15, 2021


Erik Madsen P.E. is CEO of Madsen Consulting Engineering. Erik has extensive experience in the design and construction of new highrise building structures, renovations of historic and archaic properties, forensic work and design of temporary structures for construction. Erik started Madsen Consulting Engineering in 2010. He is a past SEAoNY Board Member, past chair of the Programs Committee, past staff editor of Cross Sections, co-chair of the SEAoNY Central NY Startup Committee, current co-chair of SPEC, and has served as the SEAoNY state delegate to NCSEA for 16 years. Erik has been a member of the NYC Department of Buildings Code Revision Structural Technical Committee and NCSEA's General Code Advisory Committee since 2011.


Maya Stuhlbarg, PE, SE is currently a Senior Engineer at Silman. Maya started her career in New York City at Thornton Tomasetti. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University, and a Master of Science from University of California, Berkeley. She is a licensed engineer in the states of New York and Illinois. For the past five years, she has worked on new construction and existing renovation projects in a variety of sectors including residential, educational, and commercial. Some of her projects include the Yale Center for Innovative Technology, the renovation of Trinity Church – Wall Street, the renovation of Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 20, and Gansevoort Peninsula. Maya has been a member of SEAoNY for the last seven years, first involved with the Education and University Outreach Committee, and more recently she collaborated to help form and grow SEAoNY's Young Member Group of which she is past Chair. She has been a Director on the SEAoNY Board and the liaison to the Programs Committee for the past two years.


Steven D. Hall, P.E. is a Senior Consulting Engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in New York City.  Steven holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  His professional engineering experience includes new structural design; investigation and repair of concrete, steel and timber structures; design of bridges and environmental structures; and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. He has consulted with contractors, architects, and building owners on structural condition assessments and structural monitoring.  His recent adaptive reuse projects include commercial and residential spaces, museums, schools and libraries. Steven has been an active member of SEAoNY since 2012 and previously served as co-chair of the University Outreach Committee (now the Student Outreach Committee).  He is currently a corresponding member of the NCSEA Existing Buildings/Structural Retrofit Subcommittee.

Jennifer Anna Pazdon, P.E. is Vice President of Cast Connex where she enables architects and engineers to leverage steel castings to simplify design, enhance aesthetics, and improve performance of connections. She earned her Bachelors in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and her Masters in Structures from Princeton University where her studies focused on aesthetics, efficiency, and economy in structural design. Ms. Pazdon’s projects in NYC include One Jackson Square (with GMS), The New Whitney Museum of American Art (with Silman), VIA 57 (with Thornton Tomasetti) and multiple residential renovations with Pazdon Engineering, Inc. In addition to her practice as a structural engineering consultant based in New York City, Ms. Pazdon has been technical consultant to humanitarian agencies for projects in developing nations in Africa, Asia, and SE Asia. She was Lead Engineer for Build Change from 2015-2016. Ms. Pazdon has been an active member of SEAONY for over 13 years. She is founding Chair of the SEAoNY Diversity Committee, was SEAoNY Programs Chair for 3 years, and is a frequent contributor to Cross Sections, the SEAoNY Newsletter. In 2016, Ms. Pazdon became inaugural voting member of the NCSEA SE3 Committee. She is an active member of the AISC Continuing Education Committee Archives, the Professional Women in Construction Membership Committee, and the Organizing Committee for the 2018 IABSE Future of Design Conference in New York City.

Anthony Piderit, P.E. is an Associate at Murray Engineering. Anthony has been involved in numerous and diverse projects including the design of mid-rise residential and commercial use developments, townhome and penthouse renovations, as well as historical restoration of a number of NYC Landmark buildings. Anthony has designed different building types including conventional concrete structures, as well as steel and masonry structures for commercial, educational, residential, institutional, and cultural buildings. Anthony is the current Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) Young Member Group Committee and also sits on the Scholarship Committee. He also is the Secretary of the NCSEA Existing Building Code Committee.

Muhammad Rahal, P.E. joined Severud Associates in 2002 as an engineer. Within the next five years, he received his master’s degree and progressed to senior engineer. In 2008, Muhammad advanced to the role of associate and in 2019 was elevated to senior associate. Muhammad’s condition survey and field experience has made him particularly expert in building additions and alterations and renovations of existing structures. He has contributed to many noteworthy projects, including the mixed-use building at 851 Avenue of the Americas, the 35XV Condominium, and renovation of the former New York Times building, all in New York City. Muhammad is author of the master’s thesis, The Design of Steel Structures Under the Influence of Blast Loading, published by The Cooper Union in 2004. Muhammad is licensed as a professional engineer in New York and New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering in civil engineering, both from The Cooper Union


Matthew Sangen, PE, SE is a structural engineer at STV. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, both from Manhattan College. Matt is licensed as a Professional Engineer in New York and Massachusetts and as a Structural Engineer in Illinois. Matt has experience with both new buildings and renovations, primarily for transportation, educational, and institutional facilities. His recent projects include the new Terminal A at Newark Airport, flood protection for NYCT’s Hammels Wye Campus in Queens, and a new medical facility for the Worcester County jail in Massachusetts. Matt has been actively involved in SEAoNY since 2014 and currently serves as a co-chair of the Student Outreach Committee and as a member of the Resilience Committee. Matt has also volunteered the ACE Mentor Program at STV for the past five years.

Matthew Segerman, P.E. is currently a Senior Associate at Rosenwasser / Grossman Consulting Engineers, P.C. He has nearly a decade of structural engineering experience in NYC with exposure to residential, educational, commercial and retail development as well as repair and renovation services. His primary focus is on high-rise reinforced concrete building design. Matthew is passionate about the structural engineering process from schematic design and consultant coordination through construction management. He takes pride in plan production as well as advancing the skills and confidence of young engineers. He is eager to participate in industry advancements such as progressing more innovative concrete mix designs and implementing new materials and construction practices. Matthew has completed several notable and award-winning projects such as One South 1st Street and 325 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn. He is currently responsible for the design of over one million square feet of residential projects including 2-20 Malt Drive in Long Island City and Domino Site D in Brooklyn. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware.

Hannah Valentine, P.E. is a Structural Engineer at Buro Happold’s New York office. She received both her Master’s and Bachelor’s of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. During her time at Buro Happold, she has worked on a number of large projects in the sports, university, and commercial sectors. Such projects including the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the first LEED Platinum professional sports stadium and winner of the 2017 NCSEA Award for Outstanding Project; Harvard Allston Science Complex, a 500,000 SF laboratory complex in Harvard’s Innovation Corridor; and a 600,000 SF commercial development on the former Hudson’s site in Detroit. She is the current co-chair of the SEAoNY Diversity Committee. She mentors high school interns through the LA Promise Fund's Intern Project, and aims to widen the pipeline for next generation of young professional engineers. She is also involved with the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, American Institute of Steel Construction, and the Penn State Alumni Association.



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