Brian A. Falconer, PE



Brian Falconer started with Severud Associates in 1990 and became a principal of the firm 17 years later. His architectural engineering education and extensive professional experience have enabled him to master an array of structural systems and materials and develop a deep understanding of his clients’ visions. Brian’s large portfolio of cutting-edge projects includes New York University’s John A. Paulson Center and the Moynihan Train Hall-J.A. Farley Post Office and 390 Madison Avenue redevelopments, all in New York City. His other notable projects include the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, Illinois, and the University of Michigan Medical School’s Biomedical Science Research Building in Ann Arbor.


Brian is active in the profession as chair of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) SE Licensure committee. He is also a past president of SEAoNY, past chair of the New York City-International Building Code (NYC-IBC) Review Committee Masonry Panel, past member of the NYC-IBC Structural Committee and Seismic Panel, and past member of the Structural Engineering Institute Seismic Effects and Structural Fire Protection Standards committees.


Brian is co-author of “Station to Station,” which appeared in Modern Steel Construction in August 2021 and “Moynihan Train Hall,” which appeared in Structure in August 2022, both about the Moynihan Train Hall redevelopment project.


Brian is licensed as a structural engineer in Illinois and Nevada and as a professional engineer in New York and three other states. He was certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board until the program’s sunset in 2022. He earned a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, where he is a distinguished alumnus.