Beane Engineering

Beane Engineering is a structural engineering firm founded in Milwaukee and New York City and practices across North America, with a significant presence in the Midwest and East Coast. We have experience working on projects in the Greater New York City and Greater Boston regions, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, as well as internationally in the Dominican Republic. Additional licensure can be provided as needed.

Beane Engineering’s expertise ranges from adaptive reuse and renovations, historic preservation and structural investigations, to new construction, non-building structures and art installations. Project types include civic, cultural, commercial, educational, industrial, parks and recreation, religious, residential, and non-building structures.

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) and Wisconsin (SEAWI)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) and Western Great Lakes Chapter (APT WGLC)

National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP)

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA)


Jeffrey a. Beane, Pe, se, leeD ap

Jeff Beane is the Founder and President of Beane Engineering and has been active in the construction industry for over twenty-five years, eighteen as a practicing structural engineer in New York City. He has a wide range of expertise and strives to contribute to the built environment through a deep respect for the past and a dedication to innovation. 

Jeff earned his Master of Science in Structural Engineering and his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He also earned a Certificate in Architectural Conservation from RESTORE in New York City, where he practiced under world-renowned preservation engineer Robert Silman. Jeff also serves as Co-President of the Association for Preservation Technology – Western Great Lakes Chapter (APT-WGLC) and is a board member for DOCOMOMO/US-WI. 

Recent notable projects Jeff managed while at a previous firm include the preservation and upgrades at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC, the expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. (The REACH) and the reconstruction of the Observation Towers and Tent of Tomorrow at the New York State Pavilion (1964-65 World’s Fair) in Queens, NY.

In the Midwest, Jeff led a comprehensive structural investigation of the dome at the Illinois State Capitol. From 2018-2021 he donated his personal time and expertise to the adaptive reuse of a 120-year-old mass timber Granary in Door County, WI. The project was featured in ARCHITECT, for winning the magazine’s 2021 Progressive Architecture award. Beane Engineering is proud to be serving as its Engineer of Record.

Registered professional engineer


Registered structural engineer


Previous experience

Silman 2005–2021


M.S. Structural Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering

B.S. Architectural Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering

RESTORE Masonry Conservation Course, NYC


University of Pennsylvania
Weitzman School of Design
Studio Consultant
Fourth Semester Core Studio

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP)
Adjunct Professor
Architectural Systems 1

Kean University, NJ
Michael Graves College of Architecture & Design
Adjunct Professor
Structures I and Structures II

Harvard University, MA
Graduate School of Design (GSD)
Invited Critic
STU-1332 “An Anamorphic Double: A Bridge for DC”
Spring 2019

Parsons The New School of Design, NY
Guest Lecturer
Construction Technology 2
Spring 2015

Manhattan College, NY
Guest Lecturer
School of Engineering
Preservation Engineering: Theory and Practice
Fall 2014

Architecture Studio Critic:
Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard GSD, The New School Parsons, and Yale University

Publications & Presentations

Presentation: “Agrarian Heritage on the Great Lakes: A Mass Timber Granary Drives Local Preservationists”
Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) Annual Conference | 2022 Detroit, MI

Presentation: “The Resurgence of Mass Timber: Is CLT Innovative?” AIA Westchester Hudson Valley Spring Expo | 2021 Online

Presentation: “The REACH”
American Concrete Institute (ACI) Annual  Convention | 2021

Publication: “The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Expansion Project”
Jeffrey A. Beane & Rebecca Buntrock
Structural Engineering International (SEI), 29:1, 112-115, DOI: 10.1080/10168664.2018.1549926 (2019)

Presentation: “The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Expansion Project”
International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering (IABSE) Congress | 2019
New York, NY

Presentation: “Historic Underpinning,
Bracing & Shoring”
Historic Districts Council: The Shore Thing: A Practical Seminar on Shoring Methods and Case Studies for Historic Buildings | 2019
New York, NY

Presentation: “Measuring Modern Concrete: Assessing the Impact of Original Material Specifications on Concrete Durability in Modern Structures”
Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) Annual Conference | 2015 Kansas City, MO

Presentation: “Successfully Transitioning from Design to Construction”
Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) Annual Conference | 2012 Charleston, SC