Hatfield, Erleen

Erleen Hatfield

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  • B.S. Architecture, University of Nebraska, 1991
  • M.S.C.E., University of Nebraska, 1996

Years of practice



  • Buro Happold
  • Thornton Tomasetti
  • Perkins + Will
  • Clark Enersen
  • Davis Design
  • Hatfield Group

Professional organizations

  • Licensed in 2005
  • Joined AIA in 1990

Related websites


Chicago, Illinois, Lincoln, Nebraska, New York, building systems, commercial, computing, institutional


Early Life and Education

After receiving B.S. Architecture and M.S.C.E. degrees from the University of Nebraska, Erleen Hatfield embarked on a career with a focus on the implementation of advanced structural solutions informed by her architectural training and technology.

Career in Architecture

Hatfield has over 20 years of experience in the structural design, analysis and review of a wide range of building types including sports facilities, high rise, and educational buildings. Her expertise in steel and concrete structures is reflected in her varied portfolio which also shows her commitment to the integration of new technology.

Hatfield is actively involved in the advancement of 3D and BIM in the architectural and engineering industry and has extensive experience on multiple software platforms. She is a registered architect in New York, a registered professional engineer in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, and a LEED accredited professional.

Major Buildings and Projects

PNC Headquarters Tower, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2015)

World Trade Center Memorial Museum, New York, New York (2014)

Yale School of Management, New Haven, Connecticut (2014)

Barclays Arena, Brooklyn, New York (2012)

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska (2013)

New York Times Headquarters, New York, New York (2007)

Press and Awards

Boston Preservation Alliance, 2012 Preservation Achievement Award, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Boston, Masschusetts

AIANY 2010 Urban Design Honor Award, The High Line, New York, New York

New York State Society of Professional Engineers, 2010 Project of the Year, The High Line, New York, New York


“BIM and IPD: Changing Design and Delivery”, Oculus Magazine (Spring 2010)

“Changing the Way We Deliver Stadiums”, Structural Engineering Magazine (August 2008)

“Qwest for Excellence”, Modern Steel Construction Magazine (January 2005)

PRESENTATIONS: “On Form, space and Performance,” Hyde Lecturer Guest Speaker, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska (September 2012)

“Multidisciplinary BIM”, AIA NY COTE & ASHRAE NY Integration Series, New York, New York (March 2012)

Speaker – McGraw Hill Groundbreaking Women in Construction Series, New York, New York (May 2011)

“Improve Your Project with Integrated Project Delivery”, AIA New York State, Troy, New York (September 2010)

“BIM: Implications for Architectural Pedagogy”, Yale University BIM Symposium, New Haven, Conneticut (April 2010)

“Sharing Revit Models, Best Practices”, Autodesk University, Las Vegas, Nevada (December 2009)

“Concept of BIM”, Structural Engineers Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (October 2008)

Institutional Affiliations

Instructor, Structures I & II and Lecturer, “Systems Integration”, Yale University Graduate School of Architecture

Instructor, Greater Architectural Freedom with Structural Steel seminar series, Pratt Institute

Guest Lecturer, Long Span and Constructability , New York University Graduate School of Construction Management

Trustee, Beverly Willis Foundation

Board Member, American Institute of Steel Construction, BIM Committee

Committee Member, American Institute of Architects National Integrated Project Delivery Committee

Board Member, SEAoNY, Structural Engineering Association of New York

Executive Board Member, Applied Technology Council

Co-chair, AIANY Technology in Architecture Committee

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on the Design of Steel Buildings

Member, NYC Department of Buildings Code Review Committee

NYC Co-Chair, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

Volunteer, Architect, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor program

Moderator, Bits and Mortar Symposium, Moderator (October 2012)

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 12th Annual Steel Design Student Competition, Washington, DC (2012)

Jury Member, AIA National BIM Awards