Huston has a passion for innovation and brings creative solutions to all his projects.

Huston Dawson specializes in extreme loads, which include bomb blast and vehicle impact. During his 17-year career, he has worked on more than a dozen U.S. embassy projects, including those in London, U.K., São Paulo, Brazil, Stockholm, Sweden and Tel Aviv, Israel. His project credits also include multiple federal and private sector buildings, many of which have been renovations.

Improving the Tools of the Profession
Huston is continually seeking new ways to improve efficiency in the design and application of engineering from technical development through physical testing. He has been involved in developing finite element models of custom curtain walls and anti-ram systems. These innovations have been utilized in numerous projects like the Harry S Truman Building in Washington DC and the new U.S. Embassy in London, U.K. Earlier in his career, Huston developed high-performance steels for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Department and the Federal Highway Administration. He also created a method to determine the structural integrity of offshore rig supports and authored a design code for highway thermal expansion joints.

Outside of Work
Huston lives in Brooklyn Heights with his wife and twin girls. The family loves to travel and explore new destinations. Becoming a father has rekindled his passion for cooking and his quest to bake the best chocolate cake ever. When time permits, he escapes to either the golf course or squash court.

Expertise
• Structural analysis and design
• Protective design
• Structural dynamics
• Structural hardening
• Blast resistant façade design
• Anti-ram perimeter design
• Vulnerability and feasibility assessments
• Progressive collapse
• Threat and risk assessments