Gustavo Amaris began his career in 1984 at Weiskopf & Pickworth (W & P) as a drafter. As the use of information technology (IT) in the structural engineering profession quickly advanced, Gustavo progressed right along with it and became a computer-aided drafting (CAD) operator in 1988. He was promoted to IT/CAD manager for W & P in 1994 and a year later, was named an associate. In 2002, he and the staff of W & P became a part of Severud Associates. Gustavo remains IT/CAD manager and in 2005 was elevated to senior associate.
Gustavo keeps the engineers and drafters up to date with the latest structural engineering analysis programs, building information modeling (BIM) and drafting software, and computer, document processing, and telecommunications equipment. Gustavo along with his team supports all aspects of the firm’s work but he has made direct contributions to many noteworthy projects, including One Vanderbilt Avenue, a high-rise office building, and the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art, both in New York City, as well as the redevelopment of Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
Gustavo earned an Associate of Science in civil engineering technology from New York City Technical College (now New York City College of Technology).