Peter Allen, PE, SE, LEED AP BD+C, has been elected as the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Virginia (SEAVa) for the 2022-2023 year. Peter is looking forward to leading the organization for the next year, saying, “I’m interested in meeting more engineers around the state and working to strengthen the structural engineering profession.”
Peter has been a member of SEAVa for 10 years. He has represented the chapter as a delegate to the NCSEA national conference, served on the executive committee for five years, and was previously elected vice chair and secretary. Commenting on his goals for the organization this year, Peter said, “SEAVa has always prioritized the quality and quantity of our technical education, social events, and networking, and one of my goals is to continue to expand those opportunities for our members. I’d also like to see our membership grow and support active involvement.”
Peter, Structural Department Head in the Virginia Beach office, has been with Clark Nexsen for 27 years. After graduating from Lafayette College in 1993, he received his MS in civil engineering from Virginia Tech in 1995. He then joined Clark Nexsen and has worked on a variety of projects, including college facilities, industrial structures, military training facilities, municipal buildings, and more. Peter is a natural leader and highly regarded mentor within the firm, providing valuable leadership and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
The state member organization for the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA), the Structural Engineers Association of Virginia promotes structural engineering by providing technical education, communication forums, and promoting public life safety. Developed under the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC/VA), members include professional engineers, engineering interns, retired engineers, students, and educators.