Matthew Peitz, PE

Associate Principal


Matthew Peitz started at Severud Associates in 2005 as a student intern. The next year, he returned to the firm with his bachelor’s degree and began working as an engineer. In 2012, he progressed to senior engineer and in 2013, he advanced to associate while also earning a master’s degree. In 2018, Matt was elevated to senior associate and was promoted to associate principal in 2023. Matt uses his advanced education and more than 15 years of experience to engineer and manage large-scale and complex structures such as transportation facilities and medical research laboratories. His portfolio of challenging projects includes New York University’s mixed-use John A. Paulson Center, NYU Langone Health’s Science Building, and the Penn 2 office building redevelopment, all in New York City. Among Matt’s other significant projects are the high-rise One Vanderbilt Avenue, expansion of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, Illinois.


Matt contributes to the structural engineering profession through his work with the Structural Engineers Association of New York, where he is a past director.


Matt is licensed as a structural engineer in 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 civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Engineering in civil engineering from Rutgers University.