• Industry


  • Services offered

    Structural Engineering

  • Has Experience with these building types:

    Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater), Business (Office), Civic (Recreational), Educational, Factory/Industrial (warehouse, storage, parking, etc.), Government, Hotel/Motel, Institutional, Mercantile (Retail), Mixed-Use, Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos), Student Housing

  • Has Experience with these material types:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Heavy Timber Decking, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL), Light-Frame

  • Has experience with these construction types:

    I-A, I-B, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV-HT, V-A, V-B

badges earned

Doug is one of Schaefer’s senior level engineers with 23+ years of experience. He is recognized in the design of tall wood and hybrid-frame buildings both for mixed-use + multi-residential, and has shared his knowledge through presentations to architects and engineers across the country through Woodworks, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio annual conference. Doug is passionate about the future of the wood industry and has emerged as a heavy timber advocate; he has designed 20+ mass timber projects, including the first and second CLT hotels in the United States.

Innovative Light-Frame and Mass Timber Project Portfolio:
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Buffalo HarborCenter | Buffalo Sabres practice hockey arena

Buffalo, NY

11 E Lenox

Boston, MA

Apex Plaza

Charlottesville, VA

San Jacinto College Classroom Building

Pasadena, TX

320 & 360 Wythe Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

Salvagnini Industrial Showroom Expansion

Hamilton, OH

Candlewood Suites Redstone Arsenal

Huntsville, AL

Candlewood Suites on Ft. Drum

Fort Drum, NY

The Arboretum

Newington, NH