Cawsie Jijina, PE



Cawsie Jijina is a professional engineer with more than 40 years of experience. He is adept in the design of many structural systems and is formally recognized by the federal, New York State, and Nevada judicial systems as an expert in the field of structural engineering. Among his many innovative projects are the Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada, the TSX Broadway and Palace Theater redevelopment in Manhattan, and the Terminal 6 redevelopment at JFK International Airport in Queens. Other significant projects include the “Transformation” of Madison Square Garden and the mixed-use development at 20 Times Square, both in New York City, as well as the renovation of the LA Forum in Inglewood, California.


Beyond his work at Severud Associates, Cawsie shares his professional expertise as lead structural engineer for the Building Product Ecosystems study into the use of ground recycled glass in concrete and as a member the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACECNY) Legislative committee and several technical committees of the American Concrete Institute. He is also a past vice chair of the ACECNY Board of Directors and past member of the ACECNY Engineering Excellence committee. In 2017, Cawsie was named a Leader of Industry by the b. Concrete Industry Board of New York City.


Cawsie is co-author of “TSX: Magic on Broadway in Times Square,” which appeared in Structure in February 2023, “Times Square’s New Addition,” about 20 Times Square, which appeared in Structure in March 2018 and “Cold and Hot Weather Concrete,” which appeared in Structure in September 2017. He is also co-author of the articles, “Power of the Ring,” about the renovation of the LA Forum, which appeared in Structure in March 2015, and “New Brunswick Gateway Transit Village,” which appeared in Structure in March 2012 and “It Takes a Village,” which appeared in Modern Steel Construction in July 2012, about his mixed-use project near Rutgers University in New Jersey.


Cawsie is licensed as a professional engineer in New York, eleven other states, and the District of Columbia. He was certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board until the program’s sunset in 2022. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and a Master of Engineering in structural engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle.