Christopher, O’Hara, PE is the founding principal of Studio NYL, headquartered in Denver, CO. Studio NYL focuses on incorporating structural and façade design in unique, award-winning buildings around the world.

In this episode, Chris gives structural insight into the High Park Project, located in Monterrey, Mexico. This building is four stories below grade and 10 above grade and consists primarily of steel. Faced with 60 foot spans but limited by a 14” maximum floor plate thickness, Chris and his team came up with innovative design ideas including full story trusses and a series of strategic cantilevers.

Chris is moved by architecture and enjoys working on buildings that incorporate structures and skins into a holistic building design. Chris is also passionate about building embodied carbon and how we can better steward our environment through building design. Check out SE 2050 to learn more about committing to net zero carbon building design.

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