Keith M. MacBain, Ph.D., P.E.

Principal & Chief Analyst


  • B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude, Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
  • M.Sc., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
  • Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Career Synopsis

Keith MacBain began working with Geiger Engineers in 2004. His areas of specialization include structural engineering with emphasis on computational methods in optimization and nonlinear response of structures. He is actively interested in areas of structural optimization, stability, and nonlinear dynamic analysis. Keith became an Associate in the firm in 2009 and a Principal in 2013.

Project Experience

Senior Analyst, Project Engineer for:
  • USTA New Armstrong Stadium, Structure & Mechanization, New York, NY
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, Retractable Seating, 3rd Party Review, Minneapolis, MN
  • USTA Ashe Stadium, New Retractable Roof Mechanization, New York, NY
  • BC Place Stadium, New Retractable Roof, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Honolulu Rail Transit (HART) Project, Station Platform Canopies, Honolulu, HI
  • Marvel Experience, Touring Venues, North America
  • Finding Neverland, Flying performer system, Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York, NY
  • CNOOC Nexen Stage Canopy, Shell Place, MacDonald Island Park, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
  • Iglesia ni Cristo, Philippine Arena, Roof Structure Peer Review, Manila, Philippines
  • Super Bowl XLIX, Half Time Show Rigging, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
  • 2011 Pan Am Games Ceremonies, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Siemens Water Technologies' Pneumatic Dome Study
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art, Roof Erection Engineering, Bentonville, AR
  • Cirque du Soleil Zed Set Structure, Tokyo, Japan
  • Minnesota Zoo Leopard Environment Cablenet Enclosure, Minneapolis, MN
  • Carrier Modular Outfitting Facility Retractable Roof, Newport News, VA
  • Physical Education and Athletic Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 
  • Aqua Theater Performance Lifts, Le Reve, Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, Las Vegas, NV
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Rigging Evaluation, Virginia Theater, New York, NY
  • Metcalf Energy Center, Architectural Screens, San Jose, CA
  • nTelos Amphitheater Tensile Membrane Canopy Investigation, Portsmouth, VA
  • Sprint Center Arena, Precast Concrete Seating Validation, Kansas City, MO
  • Virginia Center Canopy, Reno, NV
  • BC Place Stadium, New Roof Staged Erection Sequence Analyses, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


  • Structural Optimization, William R. Spillers and Keith M. MacBain, Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-95864-4
  • "A Relation between Tensile and Tear Strength for Design of Architectural Fabrics", VII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2015, CIMNE, Barcelona, Spain
  • "Exploring the Use of Three-Dimensional Dispersion to Damp Building Vibrations", MacBain, K., and Spillers, W. R., Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 125, No. 8, March 2004
  • "Examples of Stress Hardening and Softening in Three-Dimension Beams", MacBain, K., Saadeghvaziri, M. A., and Spillers, W. R., Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 125, No. 8, September 1999
  • "Material Properties of Recycled Plastics and Analytical Modeling", MacBain, K. and Saadeghvaziri, M. A., Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, ASM International, Vol. 8 (3), June 1999

Professional Registration

  • P.E.: New York
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