Peter B. Larson, PE, SECB LEED AP

Principal

In four decades of professional practice as a structural engineer of buildings, Mr. Larson has acquired an extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge on building materials, structural systems and construction practices. His work has received national recognition and awards for excellence, innovation and teamwork. He has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding contributions and service to the structural engineering profession,

His body of work includes a broad spectrum of building types and structural systems. As a result, he has developed strong analytic skills, a keen awareness of detail and an ability to communicate in broad concepts and/or exceptional detail. His exceptional observational skills both in design and in the field, allow him to quickly and successfully identify key issues and create solutions.

In recent years, Mr. Larson’s interests have led him to develop special expertise in healthcare projects, institutional buildings, historic renovations and structural strengthening and repair. He is the Principal in Charge of the Healthcare Studio and the Forensic, Repair and Strengthening Department.

Practice Areas with Special Expertise:

  • Healthcare
  • Institutional Buildings
  • Historic Renovations
  • Significant Structural Modifications
  • Structural Evaluation, Repair and Strengthening
  • Concrete Strengthening and Repair with Section Enlargement and FRP

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Iowa State University, 1977

Registrations:

Texas, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Wyoming

Certifications:

Structural Engineers Certification Board
LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Activities:

Structural Engineer’s Association of Texas State President 1999
- State Board of Directors 1996-2000
- NCTx Chapter President 1996
- NCTx Chapter Board of Directors ‘99 - ’01
National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
American Concrete Institute

International Concrete Repair Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute

Technical Committees

ACI 440, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement

ACI 440 F, FRP-Repair-Strengthening

SEAoT Local Chapter Technical Committee Chair

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Structural Engineers Association of Texas, Wilbur C. Schoeller Award, 2012
  • AISC National Certificate of Recognition for exemplary use of structural steel, 2012
  • ICRI National Award of Excellence for Low Rise Construction, 2011
  • Structural Engineer’s Association of Texas Honorary Member, 2009
  • National Grand Award, Building Team Project Award for Southfield Public Library, 2004

Presentations:

“Repair and Renovation of Existing Structures,” presented to Ft. Worth Chapter, AIA, Continuing Education, May, 2016.

“Special Inspections for Externally Applied FRP: How Much is Enough?” presented to ICRI National Convention, October, 2015.

“Forensic Investigation and Structural Repair,” presented to Dallas Chapter, AIA, Continuing Education, November, 2013.

“Concrete Strengthening Techniques at Baylor Sammons Collins Cancer Center,” presented to Ft. Worth Chapter, SEAoT, April, 2012.

“Baylor Cancer Hospital Concrete Strengthening for the Collins Family Bridge of Hope,” presented to joint meeting of ICRI Local Chapter and University of Texas, Arlington, ASCE Student Chapter Meeting, February, 2012

“Engineering Ethics: From the Perspective of a Consulting Firm” as guest lecturer to Semester 1 Engineering Ethics Course at SMU, January, 2011.

“BIM and its Impact on the Structural Engineering Profession” to the ASCE Iowa Structures Congress, Iowa State University, November 2010.

“Innovative Concrete Strengthening Techniques Used at Baylor Sammons Collins Cancer Center” to NCTx Chapter of SEAoT, September, 2010.

 Notable Projects:

Healthcare:

-    Baylor Regional Medical Center, Waxahachie, TX: New campus/replacement hospital, central plant, and cancer center.

-    Texas Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, North Tower: Six story tower addition to existing heart hospital.

-    Wise Regional Health System, Decatur, TX: New campus/replacement hospital, central plant and medical office building.

 

Institutional Buildings:

-    Southfield Public Library, Southfield MI: Four story steel frame. Winner of the 2004 Grand Award, Building Team Project Award presented by Building Design and Construction at the National AIA Convention.

-    JJ Pearce Freshman Center, RISD: Multi-story high school addition.

-    Euless Police and Courts Building: Multi-story Police facility with courts.

-    Sul Ross University Wildenthal Library Addition: Two level vertical expansion.

 

Historic Renovations:

-    Dallas High School: Repurposing of 1904 National Historic Landmark for commercial office space. Structural evaluation of four story structure with archaic building materials and systems. Design of structural reinforcing to upgrade load capacity.

-    Wheatland UMC: 1859 United Methodist Church on Texas Historic Registry. Evaluation and repair of significant wood damage.

-    Murphy Community Center: Evaluation, repair and renovation of 1938 WPA project on Texas Historic Registry. Single story school building repurposed as a community center. Evaluation and repair of wood and concrete damage and upgrades.

-    Cox Building: 1924 multi-level high school building with Collin County Historic Marker, repurposed as a community center for the city of Plano. Evaluation and upgrades to floor load capacity, stairs and elevator.

 

Significant Structural Modifications:

-    Somerset Mall Renovations: Removal of three columns at base of three story structure with installation of transfer plate girders.

-    T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital and Collins Family Bridge of Hope at Baylor Medical Center - Dallas, TX: Significant strengthening with concrete section enlargement and FRP systems to support skybridge columns. Winner of ICRI 2011 National Award of Excellence for Low-Rise Construction and AISC 2012 National Certificate of Recognition for the exemplary use of structural steel.

 

Structural Evaluations, Repair and Strengthening:

-    Midland Memorial Hospital: Investigation of corrosion damage to concrete columns at base of multi story concrete frame and design of repairs.

-    Park Lane: Evaluation and repair of construction damage caused by crane collapse.

-    Hospital Stair Tower: Evaluation and repair of corrosion damage to exterior wall panels and stair.

 

Concrete Strengthening and Repair with Section Enlargement and FRP Systems:

-    Allen Eagle Stadium, Allen High School: Design of multi-million dollar repairs and strengthening for concrete frame with significant shear and flexural deficiencies. Included design of conventional reinforcing systems and FRP systems. Provided design and special inspection services.

-    BRMC Grapevine Hospital Addition: Structural strengthening of concrete systems including design of section enlargement and FRP systems to accommodate partial demolition. Provided design and special inspection services.