Karen A. Lynch, P.E.

Principal

Education

  • B.Sc. Cum Laude Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • M.Sc. Structures, Columbia University, New York, NY

Career Synopsis

Upon graduation from RPI, Karen worked for the Port Authority of NY & NJ in bridge design. In 1988 Karen joined Geiger Engineers as a design engineer and structural analyst. She became an Associate in the firm in 2009 and a Principal in 2012. Throughout her career at Geiger Engineers, Karen has managed and worked on a number of significant sports facility projects and other challenging assignments.

Project Experience

Long-Span Structures, Sports and Recreation Facilities
Principal in Charge of:
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, Steel Erection Engineering, Minneapolis, MN
  • Colorado State University, Multi-Purpose Stadium - Structural Precast 3rd Party Review, Fort Collins, CO
  • Bill Snyder Family Stadium Expansion, Construction Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • PNC Arena, Entertainment Rigging Evaluation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Zoo Miami Amphitheater Canopy, Miami, FL
  • Bon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly BI-LO Center), Entertainment Rigging Evaluation, Greenville, SC
  • Sun National Bank Center Arena, Entertainment Rigging Evaluation, Trenton, NJ
  • Salina Bicentennial Center, Roof Reinforcing and Rigging Improvements, Salina, KS
Project Engineer/Project Manager for:
  • USTA New Armstrong Stadium, Structure & Mechanization, New York, NY
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, Roof Erection Review, Minneapolis, MN
  • BC Place Stadium Revitalization, New Retractable Roof, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Purcell Pavilion Basketball Arena, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • TD Arena, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Metcalf Energy Center, Architectural Screens, San Jose, CA
  • Resch Center Arena, Green Bay, WI
  • Xcel Energy Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
  • Blue Ocean Dome, Beijing, China
  • Bon Secours Wellness (formerly BI-LO) Arena, Greenville, SC
  • Charles V. Schaefer Athletic Center, Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ
  • Giants Stadium Dome Study, Meadowlands Sports Complex, E. Rutherford, NJ
  • Giants Stadium Suites Addition, Meadowlands Sports Complex, E. Rutherford, NJ
  • Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall, Colorado Springs, CO
Design Engineer and/or Structural Analyst for:
  • World Trade Center, PATH Entrance Canopy, New York City, NY
  • Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island Track & Field Center, New York City, NY
  • Jacobs Pavilion Canopy, Nautica Entertainment Complex, Cleveland, OH
  • Cadillac Tour '96, USA, Mobile Venue
  • TGV Train Exhibition Center, Seoul, Korea
  • UNCC Student Activity Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Ja-Yi Gymnasium Tension Structure Roof, Ja-Yi, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Taoyuan Sports Arena, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Entertainment and Sports Arena, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Carrier Dome Study, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Gateway Outlet Mall, Fabric Structure Canopy, Blaine, WA
  • International Ideas Competition, For Redesigning Arena Bergiselstadion, Innsbruck, Austria
  • North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC
  • Sheffield Arena, Sheffield England
  • Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
  • KL Tennis Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Charlotte Knights Stadium, York County, SC
  • Charlotte Coliseum Hospitality Suite, Charlotte, NC
Structural Investigations
Project Engineer and Analyst for:
  • Giants Stadium Evaluation, Meadowlands Sports Complex, E. Rutherford, NJ
  • Structural Peer Review of Myrtle Beach Convention Center Expansion, Myrtle Beach, SC
Special Projects and Entertainment Productions
Principal in Charge of:
  • Marvel Universe Live Tour 2014-2015, Rigging Evaluations, multiple venues, USA
  • Miley Cyrus' 2014 Bangerz Tour, Rigging Evaluations, multiple venues, USA
  • Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Rigging Evaluation, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
  • Madonna's 2012 MDNA Tour, Rigging Evaluations, multiple venues, USA
Design Engineer and/or Structural Analyst for:
  • 150th Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Outdoor Stage and Effects, Puebla, Mexico
  • Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show, Touring Production Rigging Evaluations
  • Trans Siberian Orchestra Rigging Evaluations
  • Dave Matthews Band Touring Stage Evaluation
  • Live Earth Stage Set Evaluation
  • Wheel of Fortune Rigging at Charleston Convention Center
  • Faith Hill + Tim McGraw- Soul2Soul2 - Rigging Evaluations.
  • Skyline-Cybersport Arena, Chicago, IL
  • Medium Duty Truss Rigging System, Kish Rigging, Simi Valley, CA
  • Skyline - Cybersport Arena, 42nd Street, New York, NY
  • Modular Self Erecting Tower Structure, Kish Rigging, Simi Valley, CA 
  • 1995 Billboard Awards - Rigging Consulting
  • Genesis We Can't Dance Tour 1992, Stage & Special Effects 
  • IBM Corporate Magic Show, 1992, Rigging 
  • Phil Collins Stage Set, 1990 World Tour
  • Modular Rigging System, Kish Rigging, Simi Valley, CA

Publications

  • "Effects of Support Settlement on a Long Span Cabledome Roof Structure”, Innovative Large Span Structures, IASS-CSCE International Congress 1992, published by the CSCE, Montréal, 1992
  • “Challenges of Retrofitting an Existing Domed Stadium with a New Retractable Roof- BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC” SEI Structures Congress 2011, published by the ASCE, Las Vegas, 2011
  • “Touring Stages for Outdoor Concert Productions” SEI Structures Congress 2011, published by the ASCE, Las Vegas, 2011
  • "Introduction to New BC Place Stadium Roof in Vancouver, BC, Canada" Proceedings, IASS Symposium 2013, published by the IASS, Wroclaw, Poland, 2013, published by Wroclaw University of Technology
  • "The Renew BC Place in Vancouver, BC, Canada" Proceedings, IASS Symposium 2013, published by the IASS, Wroclaw, Poland, 2013, published by Wroclaw University of Technology

Professional Societies

  • Structural Engineers Association of New York
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Secretary, Applications of Steel Cables for Buildings Standards Committee, ASCE

Honor Societies

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Tau Beta Pi

Professional Registration

  • P.E.: Colorado, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
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