Charles Besjak

SOM, Director of Structural Engineering | New York City, United States


Charles Besjak’s portfolio of over 120 structures includes some of SOM’s tallest and most complex building projects; Including the 950-foot-tall Manhattan West, the 1000-foot-tall 35 Hudson Yards in New York, and the 1,476-foot-tall Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China. His sophisticated structural solutions accommodate dynamic environmental forces such as seismic and wind—often in some of the world’s most challenging climates. As an Architect and Structural Engineer, Charles fosters a multidisciplinary design approach to create singular architectural icons with structural systems that are seamlessly integrated, highly efficient, aesthetically innovative, and sublimely elegant.

Charles Besjak


Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2019)