Committee; Awards, Member (2008)
Conference, Speaker (Amsterdam, 1995)
New York, USA
Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Daniel A. Sesil, P.E., S.E., is a Partner at LERA. With the firm since 1983, Mr. Sesil has worked on several of LERA’s most widely recognized civic and cultural projects. Mr. Sesil led the firm’s design efforts as Partner-in-Charge for such noted projects including the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, AR; the Newseum and Freedom Forum in Washington, DC and the Prada Soho boutique in New York City.
Mr. Sesil has extensive experience in the design of special atrium structures and long span, column free spaces required for museums, galleries, and visitor centers. He is currently directing the structural design of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia; the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Expansion in New York City; and a commercial development in Boston. A design for Public Farm One, an innovative, sustainable structure that will be on view at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, is nearing completion. Recently completed projects include the Princeton University School of Architecture; the Morimoto and Buddakan restaurants in New York City; and an intimately scaled residence in Shelter Island, New York.
Mr. Sesil has also been involved in the design of several of LERA’s landmark projects including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland; the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas; the Miho Museum Bridge in Japan; and Puerta de Europa, the world’s first leaning high rise towers located in Madrid, Spain. In 1993, Mr. Sesil was awarded The World Trade Center Medal for Individual Acts of Valor for his role in the assessing the damages to the World Trade Center in the hours immediately following the 1992 bombing and for the design of repairs, which enabled the World Trade Center to re-open within one month of the bombing.
Mr. Sesil has served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University. He holds a Master of Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Marquette University.