Michael Hopper

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee

LERA, Associate Partner | New York City, United States


Michael Hopper, P.E. is an Associate Partner at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers. With the firm since 2010, he has contributed to numerous innovative structural designs for a wide range of structures, from cultural facilities to academic buildings and supertall towers. Hopper is currently managing the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) + Environmental Sciences (ES) academic complex at Princeton University, a series of hybrid timber-steel and concrete structures that are organized to meet the performance requirements of these unique laboratory buildings while reducing embodied carbon. His other current work includes a high-end residential project in Washington D.C.; the adaptive reuse of 51 Bridge Street in Pittsburgh, PA; and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, CA.

Some of his award-winning projects include the Roy & Diana Vagelos Education Center at Columbia…

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Michael Hopper


Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee (2022 – Present)