Mark P. Sarkisian, PE, SE, is a structural engineering partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, one of the world’s leading architectural/engineering design firms. His career has focused on developing innovative structural engineering solutions for building projects. His work includes the United States Embassy, Beijing; the NBC Tower, Chicago; The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland; and the Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai’currently the fourth tallest building in the world. Mr. Sarkisian also holds a U.S. Patent for The Pin-Fuse JointTM, a structural seismic device for building frames. He is licensed to practice civil/structural engineering in 14 states.