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Ross B. Cussen

P.E., LEED AP Associate Principal


Ross Cussen, who oversees the Protective Design & Security practice in the West region, has extensive protective design experience. He specializes in security assessments and protective upgrades for a wide range of structures, including federal facilities, embassies and commercial office buildings. 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.


M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego

B.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego

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