Karen Allen Lynch, P.E.

Principal & Senior Project Engineer

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. She has served the firm for a number of significant and challenging projects.

Project Experience

Long-Span Structures, Sports and Recreation Facilities
Project Engineer and/or Project Manager for:
  • BC Place Stadium Revitalization, New Retractable Roof, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Miami Zoo Amphitheater Canopy, Miami, FL
  • Bicentennial Center Arena Roof Reinforcing and Rigging Improvements, Salina, KS
  • Bill Snyder Family Stadium Expansion, Construction Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Notre Dame – Purcell Pavilion, Notre Dame, IN
  • TD Arena, College of Charleston , Charleston, SC
  • Metcalf Energy Center- Architectural Screens, San Jose, CA
  • Resch Center Arena, Green Bay, WI
  • Reunion Arena Rigging Evaluation, Dallas, TX
  • Xcel Energy Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
  • Blue Ocean Dome, Beijing, China
  • BI-LO Center Arena, Greenville, SC
  • Charles V. Schaefer Jr. Athletic and Recreation 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
  • Colorado Springs 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
  • Nautica Amphitheater Canopy, 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., New York, Kansas, North Carolina