Larry Griffis, P.E.
Professor of Practice
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1971.
Larry Griffis is an award-winning Professional Engineer with over 41 years of experience in structural design. He earned a Master and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas and is a licensed PE in Texas and Florida. Larry has worked on more than 80 major buildings throughout the United States and internationally. His areas of expertise include high-rise buildings, analysis of large buildings under wind and seismic forces, composite steel and concrete systems, and design of long-span roof structures, among others. Larry is a pioneer in the field of wind engineering and has authored/contributed to the United States wind standard building codes. Some of his groundbreaking work includes the design of retractable roof stadiums and ballparks.
Larry’s work has been recognized nationally, making him the recipient to many distinguished awards, including the Kimbrough Award, which is the American Institute of Steel Construction’s highest award presented for design innovation in structural steel. Larry Griffis was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering and named a Fellow to both, the American Concrete Institute and the Structural Engineering Institute.