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.