Erleen Hatfield, PE, AIA, LEED AP is a Partner of Buro Happold, a global multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm based in New York. She has over 20 years of experience in the structural design of a wide range of complex projects including high rise, sports facilities, commercial, cultural, residential, and academic buildings. She is both a licensed structural engineer and architect.
She frequently lectures on technology and innovation in the building design and construction industry. With a focus on integrated engineering and the use of innovative and appropriate technology, she plays a hands-on role in ensuring a high level quality in Buro Happold's high profile and architecture sensitive projects. She is an advocate of design innovation and
She sits on numerous national industry committees including the American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on the Design of Steel Buildings, a trustee of the Beverly Willis Foundation, past Advisory Board member of the Pankow Foundation - a non-profit organization that funds innovation in the A/E/C industry and is an executive board member of the Applied Technology Council – a non-profit that funds industry research.
In New York, she is the co-chair of the American Institute of Architects New York City Technology Committee and a past member of the AIA IPD knowledge group, and past director of the Structural Engineers Association of New York. She is on the NYC Department of Buildings Code Review committee and chairs the Steel Building Code Chapter review committee. In addition, she teaches graduate architecture classes at Yale University and gives regular lectures at Pratt University.
Some of her notable projects include the World Trade Center Memorial Museum, The Tower at PNC, the Atlanta Falcons New Retractable roof stadium, the School of Management at Yale University, the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska and the Abu Dhabi Media Zone.
She was named a Game Changer in 2014 by Sports Business Journal.