LeMessurier Gingerbread Competition
12.22.17 Earlier this week, LeMessurier put its structural engineering acumen to the test and worked to create gingerbread "houses" with a kit provided for the competition. Anything could be added on, so long as it was edible. See the photo below for the entrants including a few of LeMessurier's iconic buildings!
LeMessurier Promotions
12.11.17 Gregory D. Shreve, P.E., S.E., was appointed by the LeMessurier Board of Directors as Executive Vice President. Greg joined LeMessurier in 1984 following his education at University of Michigan (BSCE) and University of California-Berkeley (MSSE). Greg was promoted to Associate in 2000 and Vice President in 2008. During Greg's four decades with the firm he has performed and/or guided the design of projects ranging from athletic long span structures, laboratory buildings, hospitals, academic buildings, dormitories, corrections facilities, and museums. He also has a broad range of experience in the renovation and repurposing area, including significant addition challenges like adding four floors to the Tufts Dental School. Greg is a leading LeMessurier resource for health care work after helping to transform the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on five major projects over 25 years with five different architects. Greg is also well established in the firm's college and university work with particular emphasis on multiple projects at MIT, Harvard, and most recently, a new Science Center at Yale. Greg's promotion is a recognition of the breadth of his knowledge base and experience with project types and clients and the ability to apply that experience to help guide the firm's practice into the future.

Eric M. Hines, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, was elected to the LeMessurier Board of Directors. Eric joined LeMessurier in 2002 following his education at Princeton University (BSCE) and the University of California-San Diego (PhD). Eric was promoted to Associate in 2004 and Principal in 2010. His work at LeMessurier has included the Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, MA (the world’s largest testing facility for wind turbine blades), a collection of structural glass lobbies in Boston, and the Silver Tie Tower in Beijing. Eric is also a Professor of the Practice at Tufts University where he has been teaching structural design and guiding graduate student research since 2003, which perpetuates the long established culture between academia and profession established by William LeMessurier when he founded the firm and taught at MIT.

Tribute for William LeMessurier in the National Academy of Engineering
12.11.17 2017 saw the publication of a Memorial Tribute to William J. LeMessurier in the journal of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine. Take a few minutes to read this celebration of Bill's career, which remains an integral part of our legacy.

For the NAE web page of the same story, click here.