Sheng Shi

Assistant Professor Adjunct

Sheng Shi has more than 15 years of professional experience in the design, engineering and construction of commercial, institutional, K-12, government, historical preservation, and high rise projects from conception through close-out, while coordinating clients, contractors, budgets, schedules, and man-power. He possesses the communication tools, leadership, and unique interpersonal skills to foster teamwork between the design team, contractors, and clients. Some recently completed projects include MET II Complex, a 2.2 million square foot building; SUNY Stony Brook Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, Buffalo State College Burchfield Penney Art Center, Manhasset Public Library, and Hampton Bay Middle School.

Mr. Shi has developed company wide structural engineering standards for design, specifications, and document presentations. He has also developed quality processes, monitors the execution of various projects and promotes interoffice exchange of information and technology.

Mr. Shi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Structural Engineering, from Drexel University. He is an active member of numerous professional associations and is licensed in the State of New York, Delaware, Florida, and Washington. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Cooper Union.


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.