January 21, 2014 GMS is happy to report that ENR NY has named Jennifer Lan one of the Top 20 under 40!
Jennifer Lan: Pushing forward in Seismic Design
Staten Island, New York
Lan, a licensed professional engineer in New York and California and a recently licensed Structural Engineer in California, has her eye on learning more about local construction processes. "As new technologies have made incredible complex designs possible, I believe a thorough understanding of the construction process is necessary for creating efficient designs and for moving the industry forward," she says. Lan herself is skilled at moving forward, taking just three years to complete a civil engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then going on to earn a master's at Stanford University in structural engineering. Her portfolio spans projects that include Avalon West Chelsea, a 600,000-sq-ft tower in Manhattan, and seismic risk analysis on more than 400 locations of a nationwide financial services firm. Lan is interested in seismic design and earthquake-resistant building technology. She is an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers' ASCE 7 Seismic Code Subcommittee and a member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York. Outside the office, Lan volunteers for the New York City CANstruction charity focused on fighting hunger.