Benjamin J. Mall, PE,
Ben joined KSS in 2017. Ben has earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his master's degree in civil engineering with a concentration in structural design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ben has been working as a licensed Professional Engineer since 2015. He is an NCEES Model Law Engineer, licensed to practice in California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Highlights of some of his completed and in-construction projects since joining KSS include: The Highline, which involved converting the former Terminal Building, a 860,000 sf, 6-story, cargo warehouse on Pittsburgh's South Side into creative chic office/retail; the Refinery, a structurally complex project which involved converting two existing side-by-side warehouse buildings located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District into a 30-unit condominium building by adding 4 stories on top of an existing 2-story masonry structure and by adding 1 story to an existing 5-story concrete framed structure; and 2554 Smallman Street Condominiums, a new steel-framed residential construction project also located in the Strip District which contained some interesting foundation challenges from being shoe-horned into a small site surrounded by existing buildings. Before joining KSS, Ben worked for close to five years for a major structural engineering firm in Boston, MA: McNamara·Salvia Structural Engineers. Two interesting projects of his career working there include the University of Massachusetts - Boston Student Housing Facility - a 1,045 bed dormitory and student space facility consisting of a 12-story building and a 9-story building. The buildings consist of steel framed superstructure with concrete lateral cores supported by precast concrete piles and MIT Kendall Square Building at Site N, a 14-story high rise mixed use commercial/lab facility that included 10 stories of cantilevered building.
In his free time, Ben enjoys searching for geocaches and playing his clarinet.