John Dorich, Partner, GOP Limited Structural Engineers

What does your firm do?  

We are Structural Engineering consultants. We specialize in the design of buildings and related structures. Our clients are mainly architects, but we also work for contractors, building owners, and some residential clients.

How did you get into this field?  

I studied Civil/Structural Engineering at Purdue University and took a job with LJB Group in Kettering Ohio upon graduation. I worked there for four years doing structural design of cranes, platforms, and safety systems for industrial clients. I decided I wanted to do more building design, so I switched to GOP Limited in 2000. I’ve been here ever since. 

How does your firm work with architects?  

We work directly with architects as consultants for the structural design of buildings. We try to be as flexible as possible with our designs to help the architects achieve their desired results while still providing safe, economic, and successful structures. 

Who or what inspires you?  

Nature.  I don’t get out in nature as much as I would like but when I am able to, I always find it inspiring and relaxing.

What is your favorite building and why? 

That’s a pretty broad question, so I’ll narrow it down to Cincinnati buildings. My favorite is the Union Terminal / Cincinnati Museum Center building. For some reason I’ve always been drawn to the Art Deco style and the size, scope, structure, and history of the building is fascinating to me. If you get a chance to do a behind the scenes tour, I highly recommend it.

When you’re not working, what do you love to do?  

I’ve got three boys under the age of 12 so when I’m not working, I’m usually spending time with them or driving them to some practice or another. When I’m not doing that, I like to read. Usually history related.

GOP Limited Structural Engineers is a longtime supporter of AIA Cincinnati, as a Golf Outing sponsor and Partner before becoming one of our first Title Sponsors. Learn more at www.gopltd.com.

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