Professional Profile: Benjamin Alper 2018

Benjamin Alper

Name: Benjamin Alper

Title: Senior Associate

Company: Severud Associates Consulting Engineers

Location: 469 7th Ave., 9th Floor, New York, NY

Birthplace: Long Island, NY

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s in Engineering, The Cooper Union

First job: When I was 21, I opened a pizza store with a friend of mine, using money we solicited from investors.

First job in real estate or allied field: Bridge inspector on the Tappan Zee Bridge

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? As a senior associate, I currently manage many high profile structural projects for Severud Associates. In the coming years, I hope to devote more time to client relationships and mentoring the next generation of structural engineers.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Relaxing with family and friends

Favorite book or author: “The Book with No Pictures” by BJ Novak (my five year old loves it)

Favorite movie: “The Shawshank Redemption”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? The soundtrack to “Dear Evan Hanson” 

One word to describe your work environment: Resourceful

Rules to live by in business: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I would dine with Neil Degrasse Tyson.

What is your dream job? Travel blogger. I’d love an excuse to travel more.