Lauren Piepho

Senior Structural Engineer

Lauren Piepho, PE, is a structural engineer at Hammel Green and Abrahamson, a 1,200-person multidisciplinary design firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While her work spans a multitude of different project types, she specializes in the structural design of mass timber buildings. She has led multiple research efforts at HGA focusing on the design, implementation, and environmental impact of mass timber in commercial construction.

Most recently, she has investigated how life-cycle analysis software and parametric design can be used to inform the design process for mass timber structures, and how hybrid construction techniques can be used to further mass timber construction. Lauren’s passion for sustainable design continues to drive her exploration into innovative uses for mass timber.