Mark Sarkisian

Working Group: Smart Building Technology

SOM, Partner of Structural and Seismic Engineering | San Francisco, United States

About

Mark Sarkisian brings a wealth of expertise in seismic and structural engineering into every SOM project. From adaptive reuse and seismic retrofits to designing long-span structures and some of the world’s tallest buildings, Sarkisian has established a reputation for leadership in the structural engineering industry.

Sarkisian holds 14 U.S. and international patents for high-performance seismic structural mechanisms. In 2021, he was elected as a member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, distinguished for his “innovation in efficient and aesthetic design of tall buildings and structures.” He also received the prestigious Fazlur Rahman Khan Life-Cycle Civil Engineering Medal, in 2014. The honor was in recognition of his contributions to the design of environmentally responsible structural systems. Additional recognitions include the H.J. Brunnier Lifetime Achievement Award…

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CTBUH Roles

Working Group: Smart Building Technology (2018 – Present)

CTBUH Fellow (2016)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014)

Expert Peer Review Committee (2014 – 2015)

Height and Data Committee (2013 – 2017)

Videos

03 November 2016

2016 Awards - Session 2 Q&A

Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Joseph Chou, Chairman, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Mark Sarkisian, Partner of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill;...

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Research

01 September 2017

Site | Structure | Architecture – Projects that Create Change

Leo Chow & Mark P. Sarkisian, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

China’s rapid growth has created great opportunities for design and construction of projects that not only transform sites but cities. This work combines local, national,...

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Research

01 March 2016

Mechanical Amplification of Relative Movements in Damped Outriggers for Wind and Seismic Response Mitigation

Neville Mathias, Francesco Ranaudo, and Mark Sarkisian, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The concept of introducing viscous damping devices between outriggers and perimeter columns in tall buildings to provide supplementary damping and improve performance, reduce structural costs,...

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