Georgi Petrov is practicing architect and structural engineer. He is an Associate Director in the structures group at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he works on highrises, long span roofs, and specialty glass and steel structures in North America, Asia and the Middle East. He is a leader in pioneering SOM’s involvement into design for structures in outer space and in developing novel project delivery methods in close collaboration with fabricators. He is a both licensed Architect and Professional Engineer and an adjunct professor at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering.
Some of the notable projects that he has been a leader engineer for include: The 300 meter tall One Manhattan West Tower whose the perimeter columns do not reach the ground because they over hang active rail track, the Terminal 2 at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru India, King Abdullah Financial District Conference Center in Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the 400 meter tall Shenzhen Shum Yip Tower One in Shenzhen China which features a ”Ladder Core” a brand new structural system for super tall skyscrapers.