Grace Yau, PE, LEED AP



Grace Yau began her engineering career as a research assistant at the University of Toronto in Canada. In 1998, she came to the United States and joined Weiskopf & Pickworth (W & P) as an engineer. In 2002, she and the staff of W & P became a part of Severud Associates. Based on her technical expertise and ability to manage complex projects, Grace advanced to associate in 2006. With more than 25 years of experience, she is adept at using most materials and engineering a variety of structural systems, including special structures such as cable-supported glass walls. Grace has designed and managed many major and iconic projects, such as the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in Manhattan and the Rego Center Mall and The Alexander in Queens. Her other notable projects include the Moynihan Train Hall–J.A. Farley Post Office redevelopment, New York University’s John A. Paulson Center, and Helena 57 West, all in New York City.


Grace is the author of “Seismic Behavior of Concrete Columns Confined with Steel and Fiber-Reinforced Polymers,” which appeared in the ACI Structural Journal in January-February 2002.


Grace is licensed as a professional engineer in New York and Connecticut. In addition, she holds a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design professional credential from the U.S. Green Building Council. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Engineering and a Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering from the University of Toronto.