Over the years, Akbar established a symbiotic relationship with famed architect Rafael Viñoly, completing many award-winning projects.

With nearly five decades of experience, Akbar Tamboli is known for his ability to solve complex problems related to structural design and to manage large, fast-track projects in both structural steel and concrete. He has been responsible for major structures in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East including healthcare facilities, research laboratories, high-rise buildings, office and residential developments, and hotels.

Partnership with Rafael Viñoly
Akbar’s technical expertise and his ability to remain calm under the most grueling deadlines have won him the respect of colleagues, project partners and especially architects. Over the years, he has established a symbiotic relationship with famed architect Rafael Viñoly, whose approach to design focuses on the synthesis of engineering and architecture. They have completed numerous award-winning projects together.

Impressive Healthcare and Laboratory Portfolio
Akbar’s recent high-profile institutional projects include the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Fisher Translational Research Center and Roberts Proton Therapy Center, all for the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. He also managed the award-winning Janelia Farms Research Campus for Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Leesburg, Virginia. Additionally, he worked on the John Edward Porter National Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Advancing the Profession
He is the author of three engineering handbooks published by McGraw-Hill: Steel Design Handbook LRFD Method, Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details and Tall and Super Tall Buildings; and he has contributed to structural analysis chapters for Building Design Handbook and Civil Engineering Handbook. He has taught and lectured at New York Polytechnic Institute, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley.

Expertise
• Structural design
• Project management
• Fast-track delivery