Preetam Biswas is Director of Structural Engineering for the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM). He led the structural design of several award-winning towers, long-span structures such as airports, convention centers and stadiums, and specialty structures like cable wall systems. He excels at designing innovative yet simple and constructible structural systems for tall and supertall towers, as well as for large and small scale structures with complex geometries. Notable work includes: Shenzhen Shum-Yip in Shenzhen, where he introduced an innovative ladder-core system that allows for unobstructed views and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai that features a long-span roof covering 70,000 square meters. Biswas is currently leading the structural design of several high-rise developments in New York City such as; 35 Hudson Yards, One and Two Manhattan West, in addition to several international projects including; Kuwait University Grand Stadium and Tennis Center, Kempegowda International Airport, and Kansas City International Airport. The Chair of ASCE’s Task Committee for Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind, Biswas is also a member in many notable industry organizations. He did his Bachelor of Architecture from Bombay University and Master of Architecture and MS in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.