Ross contributes to the protective-design profession by participating in several committees dedicated to advancing blast-resistant façade and disproportionate-collapse design practices.

Ross Cussen has more than a decade of protective design experience. He specializes in protective upgrades for a wide range of structures, including federal facilities, embassies and commercial office buildings.

Wide-Ranging Expertise
Ross manages complex structural- and blast-engineering projects for clients, ranging from private developers and institutions to state and federal government entities. Among his projects are the United Nations Headquarters renovation and the World Trade Center complex redevelopment in New York City, the Washington Headquarters Service complex in the District of Columbia and more than a dozen U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

Outside of Work
A California native, Ross recently relocated to Southern California after 11 years in New York. He is happy to once again be near beaches with surfable waves, but misses being able to commute to work on a Citi Bike. Ross and his wife enjoy traveling to far-flung places whenever they can find the time.

Expertise
• Protective design
• Blast engineering
• Antiterrorism force protection
• Blast design of complex facades
• Vulnerability and feasibility assessments
• Blast retrofits
• Anti-ram barrier design
• Disproportionate collapse mitigation