Mark Waggoner

Mark Waggoner, PE, CE

Senior Principal

Mark is a leader in the field of long-span roof design and has contributed to the design of more than a dozen long-span roofs for professional sports facilities, including SoFi Stadium. Mark has special expertise in the development of innovative structural systems including kinetic structures and alternative materials as well as delivery of digital design models for downstream manufacturing use. He frequently works with contractors to develop erection plans and design connections for complex structures in collaboration with the firm’s Construction Engineering practice.

In addition to project work, Mark is active in a variety of national technical committees including the ASCE/SEI Disproportionate Collapse Standards Committee and the Tensioned Membrane Structures Standard Committee. He earned his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Mark is licensed as a professional engineer in Texas, California, and Manitoba.

See Mark's discussion on Kinetically Speaking: Applications Becoming More Universal

Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
WPM is a dynamic environment that offers the opportunity to work on the most challenging projects in a collaborative team culture.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
…the confluence of elegant structural arrangements and details that holistically address constructability and fabrication economy—structures that work.
What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?
…structurally efficient solutions can also be visually elegant and economical.


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"Covering the Super Bowl(s)," Modern Steel Construction, May 2023

"Field Notes Podcast," Modern Steel Construction, May 2023

"Q2 Stadium Makes History in Austin," PanStadia & Arena Management, 2nd quarter 2021

“Approaches for Design to Resist Disproportionate Collapse,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASCE SEI Structures Congress, 2009

“Discussion of Examples using the Revised DoD Progressive Collapse Design Requirements,” Proceedings of the ASCE SEI Structures Congress, 2009

“Structural Design of the KAUST Solar Tower,” Proceedings of the ASCE SEI Structures Congress, 2009

“The Retractable Roof and Movable Field at University of Phoenix Stadium,” Structural Engineering International, 2008

"Collaborate and Conquer (Cardinals Stadium)," Modern Steel Construction, 2006

"Retractable Rules", Stadia Magazine, 2006