Karen Allen Lynch, P.E.

Principal

Education

B.Sc. Cum Laude, Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
M.Sc. Structures, Columbia University, New York, NY

Career Synopsis

Upon graduation from RPI, Karen worked for the Port Authority of NY & NJ in bridge design. In 1988 Karen joined Geiger Engineers as a design engineer and structural analyst. She became an Associate in the firm in 2009 and a Principal in 2012. Throughout her career at Geiger Engineers, Karen has managed and worked on a number of significant sports facility projects and other challenging assignments.

Project Experience

Long-Span Structures, Sports and Recreation Facilities
Principal in Charge of:
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, Steel Erection Engineering, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bill Snyder Family Stadium Expansion, Construction Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • PNC Arena, Entertainment Rigging Evaluation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Miami Zoo Amphitheater Canopy, Miami, FL
  • Bon Secours Wellness (formerly BI-LO) Arena, Entertainment Rigging Evaluation, Greenville, SC
  • Sun National Bank Center Arena, Entertainment Rigging Evaluation, Trenton, NJ
  • Salina Bicentennial Center, Roof Reinforcing and Rigging Improvements, Salina, KS
  • Project Engineer/Project Manager for:
    • USTA New Armstrong Stadium, Structure & Mechanization, New York, NY
    • U.S. Bank Stadium, Roof Erection Review, Minneapolis, MN
    • BC Place Stadium Revitalization, New Retractable Roof, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Purcell Pavilion Basketball Arena, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
    • TD Arena, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
    • Metcalf Energy Center, Architectural Screens, San Jose, CA
    • Resch Center Arena, Green Bay, WI
    • Xcel Energy Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
    • Blue Ocean Dome, Beijing, China
    • Bon Secours Wellness (formerly BI-LO) Arena, Greenville, SC
    • Charles V. Schaefer Athletic Center, Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ
    • Giants Stadium Dome Study, Meadowlands Sports Complex, E. Rutherford, NJ
    • Giants Stadium Suites Addition, Meadowlands Sports Complex, E. Rutherford, NJ
    • Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall, Colorado Springs, CO
    Design Engineer and/or Structural Analyst for:
    • World Trade Center, PATH Entrance Canopy, New York City, NY
    • Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island Track & Field Center, New York City, NY
    • Jacobs Pavilion Canopy, Nautica Entertainment Complex, Cleveland, OH
    • Cadillac Tour '96, USA, Mobile Venue
    • TGV Train Exhibition Center, Seoul, Korea
    • UNCC Student Activity Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Ja-Yi Gymnasium Tension Structure Roof, Ja-Yi, Taiwan, R.O.C.
    • Taoyuan Sports Arena, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, R.O.C.
    • Entertainment and Sports Arena, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    • Carrier Dome Study, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    • Gateway Outlet Mall, Fabric Structure Canopy, Blaine, WA
    • International Ideas Competition, For Redesigning Arena Bergiselstadion, Innsbruck, Austria
    • North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC
    • Sheffield Arena, Sheffield England
    • Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
    • KL Tennis Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Charlotte Knights Stadium, York County, SC
    • Charlotte Coliseum Hospitality Suite, Charlotte, NC
    Structural Investigations
    Project Engineer and Analyst for:
    • Giants Stadium Evaluation, Meadowlands Sports Complex, E. Rutherford, NJ
    • Structural Peer Review of Myrtle Beach Convention Center Expansion, Myrtle Beach, SC
    Special Projects and Entertainment Productions
    Design Engineer and/or Structural Analyst for:
    • Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour - Rigging Evaluations
    • Madonna's MDNA Tour - Rigging Evaluations
    • Radio City Christmas Show-Touring Show – Rigging Evaluations
    • Trans Siberian Orchestra – Rigging Evaluations
    • Dave Matthews Band – Touring Stage Evaluation
    • Live Earth – Stage Set Evaluation
    • Wheel of Fortune – Rigging at Charleston Convention Center
    • Faith Hill + Tim McGraw- Soul2Soul2 - Rigging Evaluations.
    • Skyline-Cybersport Arena, Chicago, IL
    • Medium Duty Truss Rigging System, Kish Rigging, Simi Valley, CA
    • Skyline - Cybersport Arena, 42nd Street, New York, NY
    • Modular Self Erecting Tower Structure, Kish Rigging, Simi Valley, CA
    • 1995 Billboard Awards - Rigging Consulting
    • Genesis We Can't Dance Tour 1992, Stage & Special Effects
    • IBM Corporate Magic Show, 1992, Rigging
    • Phil Collins Stage Set, 1990 World Tour
    • Modular Rigging System, Kish Rigging, Simi Valley, CA

    Publications

    • "Effects of Support Settlement on a Long Span Cabledome Roof Structure”, Innovative Large Span Structures, IASS-CSCE International Congress 1992, published by the CSCE, Montréal, 1992
    • “Challenges of Retrofitting an Existing Domed Stadium with a New Retractable Roof- BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC” SEI Structures Congress 2011, published by the ASCE, Las Vegas, 2011
    • “Touring Stages for Outdoor Concert Productions” SEI Structures Congress 2011, published by the ASCE, Las Vegas, 2011
    • "Introduction to New BC Place Stadium Roof in Vancouver, BC, Canada" Proceedings, IASS Symposium 2013, published by the IASS, Wroclaw, Poland, 2013, published by Wroclaw University of Technology
    • "The Renew BC Place in Vancouver, BC, Canada" Proceedings, IASS Symposium 2013, published by the IASS, Wroclaw, Poland, 2013, published by Wroclaw University of Technology

    Societies

    Structural Engineers Association of New York
    American Concrete Institute
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Secretary, Applications of Steel Cables for Buildings Standards Committee, ASCE

    Honor Societies

    Chi Epsilon
    Tau Beta Pi

    Professional Registration

    P.E.: Colorado, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin