Matthew Wagner, PE, has joined Ghafari Associates as its Manager of Structural Engineering in Chicago. With over a decade of structural facility design experience, Wagner brings an impressive portfolio of large-scale stadia, healthcare, hospitality, civic and aviation projects to the firm.
Wagner comes to Ghafari from Walter P Moore, where he served as a principal, chaired the construction administration task force and led the design of numerous projects ranging in size from $10 million to $70 million. Most recently, he assisted with the expansion of the LSU Tiger Stadium’s South End Zone, which will open for the 2014 college football season.
Wagner also assisted in the design of the main grandstand for the new Circuit of The Americas entertainment complex in Austin, Texas. The $400 million, 3.4-mile racetrack recently hosted the inaugural Formula 1 United States Grand Prix race on November 18. Other major projects include the $1.9 billion Palazzo resort hotel and casino in Las Vegas, the 760,000 square foot San Antonio Military Medical Center and Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal D.
Wagner, an Ohio native, earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a licensed professional engineer and affiliate member of the American Institute of Architects. +