Miriam G. Paschetto, P.E.

Associate & Project Engineer

Education

B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
M.Sc. Structures Concentration, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

Career Synopsis

Upon completing her post-graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Miriam joined Geiger Engineers as a design engineer in 2002. She has been a Project Engineer for a number of significant and challenging projects. Miriam has a vast array of experience in entertainment engineering with extensive knowledge of rigging equipment, theater structures, and aluminum design. Miriam became an Associate in the firm in 2012.

Project Experience

Project Manager for:
  • Golden 1 Center, Center hung LED scoreboard support structure, Sacramento, CA
  • SunTrust Park, outdoor sound system array supports, Atlanta, GA
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture 2016 Dedication, review of outdoor platforms and LED walls, Washington, D.C.
  • NYC Summer Streets - annual event, inflatable water slide review, New York, NY
  • Summer Up 33rd Street, outdoor platforms and lighting, New York, NY
  • Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere, dragon installation, Lincoln Center plaza, New York, NY
  • 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII, Half Time Show Rigging, MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ
  • LEGO X-Wing Fighter Reveal, track system and truss structures, Times Square, New York, NY
  • MTV 2013 Video Music Awards Pre-Show, outdoor structures, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 20' tall Banner Towers, National Scout Jamboree-Boy Scouts of America, Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, WV
  • King Kong, production's counterweight system, Melbourne, Australia
  • Structural review and proposed renovations, Hammerstein Theater, New York, NY
  • Outdoor LED-screen support structures, Thomson Reuters Building, Times Square, New York, NY
  • Superbowl XLV Halftime Show, performer flight rigging review, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX
  • Aria Pool Deck structures, MGM Mirage's City Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, structural systems for performer flying, Lyric Theater, New York, NY
  • Toy Shelf set piece, Radio City Music Hall 2008 Christmas Spectacular, New York, NY
  • Wrestlemania XXVI Stage Structures, Phoenix, AZ
  • Scattered Light outdoor art installation, New York, NY
  • Papal Mass video screen rigging, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
  • Trapeze School New York (TSNY), Washington, D.C.
Project Engineer for:
  • SunTrust Park, Atlanta Braves Ballpark, Construction Engineering Review, Atlanta, GA
  • 50th ACM Awards, Red Carpet structures, Dallas, TX
  • Marvel Experience, Touring Venues, North America
  • Modular Multipurpose Entertainment Winch, Kish Rigging, Moore Park, CA
  • NBC's Million Second Quiz, outdoor prime-time stage structure and building review, New York, NY
  • MGM Aurora's Water-Sky Aquarium, custom ring trusses, Macau
  • 150th Cinco de Mayo Celebration, outdoor stage and effects, Puebla, Mexico
  • Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour, Cirque du Soleil, Rocket Rings Truss
  • Video scoreboard structure, BC Place renovation, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island, New York, NY
  • Aqua Theater Performance Lifts, Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, Las Vegas, NV
  • New video wall rigging, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
  • Carrier Modular Outfitting Facility, Retractable Roof, Newport News, VA
  • New Rigging Deck, Hard Rock Cafe Marquee, New York, NY
  • Modular Seating Towers, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
  • Tilting turntable, LA Opera's Ring Cycle, Los Angeles, CA
  • GMC and Chevy Pavilions, Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX
  • Yahoo! Meeting in the Sky, Hoboken, NJ
  • Cinderellabration stage, Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Lot-ek Container Home Kit (CHK), New York, NY
  • Charmin Bestrooms, Times Square, New York, NY

Publications

  • "It's summer and a young woman's fancy turns to guys...", PROTOCOL The Journal of the Entertainment Technology Industry, Summer 2015, Volume 20, Number 3
  • "Fabrics Outdoors: What are your soft goods doing to your structure when the wind blows?", PROTOCOL The Journal of the Entertainment Technology Industry, Fall 2014, Volume 19, Number 4
  • "Assessing Existing Theater Structures and Rigging Infrastructure for Large Production Demands", SEI Structures Congress 2011, published by the ASCE, Las Vegas, 2011
  • "Large Temporary Structure for Special Event", SEI Structures Congress 2011, published by the ASCE, Las Vegas, 2011

Honor Society

Tau Beta Pi

Professional Societies and Associations

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY)
  • ESTA, Rigging and Live Event Safety Working Groups, voting member
  • Order of the Engineer

Professional Registration

P.E.: New York