amazing individuals, great company, incredible work

Mike Ciprian, PE
Senior Project Manager | Principal


University of Cincinnati

Master of Science, Structural Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering


Entertainment design leader

Retail + mixed-use project manager

Joined Schaefer in 1991


American Society of Civil Engineers

American Council of Engineering Companies

what inspired you to pursue structural engineering?

I had always wanted to be an architect for as far back as I can remember. This thought continued through high school and my first couple of years of college. It was actually my first co-op job, working in an engineering office, that really changed my mind. I changed my major to civil engineering, later focusing on building structures, and never looked back.

what is your specialty?

My first material specialty was steel. Having worked in the pre-engineered metal building industry prior to Schaefer for nearly 5 years, I became very comfortable with steel design. Since my start at Schaefer, I have been fortunate to design roller coaster foundations for larger rides in five different amusement parks. Expanding my foundation expertise, I now produce shop drawings and calculations for helical and micro-piles. I have also become proficient in commercial wood framing.

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