Jon’s hands-on approach to all phases of the design process results in systems that address and resolve the concerns of owners, designers and builders.

Jonathan Kopp has more than 28 years of experience in structural engineering for high-profile projects – both new design and renovation – for the commercial, cultural, educational, healthcare and residential sectors. His hands-on approach to all phases of the design process, from concept through construction, results in systems that address and resolve the concerns of owners, designers and builders. Condition assessments, repair and strengthening are essential parts of his skill set.

Diversified Project Types
Projects completed under his supervision include a broad range of types. Recent commercial examples in Washington, D.C., are the base building structures and follow-on tenant improvements at Station Place, a complex housing the headquarters of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and 1200 19th St., NW, a LEED Platinum project.Recent education projects include The Mason Inn Conference Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia; The American University School of Communications in Washington; and three projects at Virginia Tech University.

Next Gen Contributions
Since 2011, Jon has been involved in teaching the next generation of engineers at George Mason University, serving as guest lecturer and senior design project reviewer for the Civil Engineering Capstone Course.

Outside of Work
Jon lives in Maryland with his wife and college-aged daughter. He enjoys road trips nationwide with his family and loves to stop and sample local “road food.” He also frequently plays tourist in the Mid-Atlantic region, exploring Civil War battlefields, hiking the local trails and visiting art museums. Additional stress-relieving activities include a modest jogging regimen and cooking with locally sourced food. 

Expertise
• Condition assessments
• Feasibility studies
• Renovation/Additions to existing buildings
• Research laboratories
• Structural engineering
• Tenant improvements