About Us

Laufs Engineering Design

[LED] is a structural engineering consultancy with a focus on façade engineering, glass, and specialty design. We believe in the unity of architecture, sustainability & structural engineering, focusing towards one singularly integrated design approach.

A structure can never stand independently from its cultural context. It is not stability bracing we deliver, but establishing space. In that sense, engineering first and foremost can be understood as an expressive contribution to our cities and the environment we live in. While we embrace the use of new materials, complex geometry and most up-to-date three- dimensional software, we understand such technology as a tool, not as content in itself.

We work globally. Both urgent contemporary questions as well as a true joy for design exchange is best informed by an international platform of backgrounds, work and education. LED is limitless in its search of form-finding, detailing and identity of space.

NYC Studio

Will Laufs

Owner & Principal

Will Laufs works in the field of structural, façade engineering and specialty structures design in North America and worldwide. He earned a structural engineering PhD from RWTH Aachen/Germany, is a PE-licensed structural engineer in the US and also holds an international welding engineering degree (IWE).

He is constantly focusing on the use of new materials, transparent glass enclosures, challenging international structures with complex geometries and Architectural building elements, where 3D-structural form-finding and detailing have an important influence on esthetic appearance and identity of spaces.

Will lives and works in New York City, having been raised and educated in Germany. As Adjunct Professor he teaches both Engineering and Architecture students at Columbia University/GSAPP and Pratt Institute.

Will believes in the unity of Architecture, Sustainability and Structural Engineering, focusing towards one single integrated design approach, having been trained in both Structural Engineering and Architecture.

Our Team

Laufs Engineering Design is proud of our diverse and excellent team of engineers, architects, and facade experts

Name Speciality Office
Alexey Nefedov
Vice President Structures, PE
Emily Bujnowski
Structural Engineer
Eva Ferox
Office Manager
Lisa Sandoval
Manavendra Mulye
Structural + Facade Engineer
Sang Ha
Senior Project Manager

Our Clients