Professor Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.E. graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1954 from the University of Havana. In 1969, he began teaching structural courses at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture where he presently heads the Structural Department, serves as the Chairman of the Academic Standards Committee, and was past Acting Dean of the School of Architecture. Professor Seinuk teaches ARCH 122, Structures II; ARCH 142, Structures III; and ARCH 152, Structures IV.
Prof. Seinuk is internationally recognized as one of the foremost structural engineers and pioneers in the field of tall buildings and special structures. He serves as the CEO of his firm Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C. which he established in 1976. He is a registered engineer in 19 states, and a licensed Civil Engineer in the United Kingdom, Israel and Cuba. His activities have gained him the degree of Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, The Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Following 9/11, Prof. Seinuk was the only American Designer invited by the Institution of Structural Engineers of Great Britain to participate in the publication of “Safety in Tall Buildings”: standards for tall building design for the European Union.
Prof. Seinuk was named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America in their August 22, 2005 issue.
Prof. Seinuk has received numerous awards for his individual achievements including the ASCE 2006 Metropolitan Section Homer Gage Balcom Award for a lifetime of achievement and excellence in structural engineering, the Urban Visionaries Award for engineering from The Cooper Union School of Architecture, and the Leader of Industry Award from The Concrete Industry Board in 1999. His firm has received numerous engineering awards. In 2000 and 2001, Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C., received multiple awards, including the highest award from the Concrete Industry Board for the year 2000, for the Trump World Tower, the tallest reinforced concrete residential structure, and the most slender high rise building in the world.
Prof. Seinuk is a well-known author and lecturer on engineering, environmental and educational topics. He has been featured in several educational Documentary TV Series for PBS, and has made numerous appearances on National Television. Following 9/11, he was interviewed for articles on anti-terrorism construction by the New York Times, Newsday, New Civil engineer Magazine-UK, Constructech, Concretus and Construction Industry Times International Magazine. He was also requested to speak on the topic by WSLRN Broadcast TV, the Cement League, the Department of Environmental Protection and The Construction Users Roundtable.