The Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington is excited to announce details for its 8th Annual Fall Forum, "Higher & Higher: Jeddah Tower & Building Megatall." The principal architect and principal structural engineer of the Jeddah Tower, under construction and expected to be the next tallest building in the world, will present about this unique project and the future of tall buildings.


Read about the Forum in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce!



About our speakers:

Peter A. Weismantle, FAIA, RIBA is the Director of Supertall Building Technology at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago and is responsible for overseeing the development of AS+GG’s supertall projects from onset to completion. Peter is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, is the past-Chairman of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, member of the Architectural Advisory Group of Underwriters Laboratories as well as the National Fire Prevention Association’s High Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee.



Robert Sinn, P.E., S.E, is a Principal at Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago, with more than 30 years of experience in medium- to large-scale projects, ranging from long-span structures to high-rise buildings. He was named to Structural Engineering & Design magazine’s Power List in 2011. Bob actively shares his knowledge through lectures and numerous publications detailing innovations in building materials, structural engineering and system design. His writing has been recognized by trade associations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations and The Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom.



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Included with a corporate partnership are tickets to a pre-function networking reception; several instances of print, online, and verbal recognition; strategic placement of your corporate logo; and much more.

Individual donors may also elect to become a "Friend of the Foundation" for a $100 tax-deductible gift. All “Friends” will be recognized at the event, as well.


Donations are key to SEFW’s continued funding of its charitable mission through scholarship, education, research, and outreach — all of which contribute to supporting the AEC industry. Some of the efforts funded by SEFW this past year are as follows:


  • $10,000 in scholarships awarded to students through the SEAW scholarship program (read more)
  • Outreach efforts to reach 5,000+ K-12 students in 2018 alone, including structural engineering  booths at STEM career expos, bridge building competitions, and more (read more)
  • Traveling educational exhibit spotlighting the work of a Washington structural engineer (read more)
  • Support for collegiate-based, peer-reviewed research (read more)


All donations, from corporations and individuals, will fund more efforts like these, as together we inspire and aid future members of the industry.


To make a donation, please contact the SEFW administrator at or call 425.741.1763. You may also contact any of our Board of Directors.


THANK YOU to the firms and individuals who have already so generously pledged support to SEFW!




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