Cary Kopczynski

Senior Principal & CEO

Cary Kopczynski is CEO and Senior Principal of Cary Kopczynski & Company (CKC), an award winning structural engineering firm with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. CKC designs major urban buildings throughout the United States and beyond. The firm has won over seventy-five regional, national, and international awards, and has been selected several times by Zweig White and Structural Engineer magazine as a top structural engineering firm to work for.

Mr. Kopczynski is a recognized expert in the design of reinforced concrete and post tensioned concrete building structures. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of structural analysis, design, and construction. He is President of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and will become its President in 2021.  ACI has over 30,000 members, with active chapters throughout the United States and in many other countries.  Mr. Kopczynski also  serves on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees,  the ACI Board of Directors, and served for many years on ACI Committees 318 and 352. He is an ACI Fellow, and was honored with ACI’s Charles S. Whitney medal in 2015 and Alfred E. Lindau Award in 2017. He is a past President of the ACI Washington State Chapter.

Mr. Kopczynski also serves on the Post-Tensioning Institute’s (PTI) Board of Directors, served on PTI’s Executive Committee, and is the Past Chair of PTI’s Technical Advisory Board.  He is a PTI Fellow and served on PTI committees related to building design and professional development.

Mr. Kopczynski was made an Honorary Life Member of the Wire Reinforcement Institute for his work in advancing the use of high strength deformed wire reinforcing in buildings.  

ENR magazine selected Mr. Kopczynski as one of their “Top 25 Newsmakers” in both 2007 and 2016 based on CKC’s pioneering work in the fields of high strength reinforcing bar and Steel Fibrous Reinforced Concrete (SFRC).  CKC has since advanced the use of SFRC by implementing it in major high-rise buildings, and continues to pioneer its use in new applications.

Mr. Kopczynski serves on the Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington, is a past President of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW), past Chair of the SEAW Education Committee, and served as an instructor for SEAW's Structural Engineering Refresher program for many years. 

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