A Quick Look:

Niru S. Dabholkar, PE, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Associate
Registration:  Professional Engineer - Ohio, 2004
Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Texas A&M University, 1998
Bachelor of Civil Engineering - Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, University of Bombay, 1994


Professional Affiliations:

  • Structural Engineers Association of Ohio
  • AIA Columbus - Affiliate Member
  • ACE Mentor - Columbus Affiliate
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services – Columbus Chapter


Mr. Dabholkar is a Senior Design Engineer for the firm.  His experience has been in structural design and detailing for commercial, institutional, residential and industrial projects, as well as investigation and repair of deteriorated existing structures and facades including plazas, parking garages, timber roof trusses, and masonry veneers.

Key Projects:

East parking structure Cleveland StateCleveland State University – East Parking Structure – Cleveland, OH
Designed a five-story post-tensioned concrete structure for the new parking garage. Also includes a connector bridge that connects the garage to the new Recreation Center.

Bucyrus Community HospitalBucyrus Community Hospital – South Expansion and Interior Renovations – Bucyrus, OH
Designed a three-story south addition to the existing hospital building.

Ohio universityOhio University – Indoor Multipurpose Pavilion – Athens, OH
A 94,000-square-foot athletic facility with a 210-foot-wide by 400-foot-long pre-engineered metal building and a 10,000-square-foot one- to two-story addition which includes the vestibule, storage spaces, mechanical-electrical rooms, and miscellaneous spaces.

Warren Area School District - Elementary Center, Warren, PAMount Vernon Nazarene University – New Ariel Arena – Mount Vernon, OH
Design of a new 67,000-square-foot two-story steel-framed competition sports arena for the varsity basketball and volleyball teams on the main campus. The improvements will provide more gymnasium space for both varsity and intramural sports, increase spectator capacity, and bring the MVNU athletic facilities to a level comparable with other universities in their conference.

Additional Project Experience:

Higher Education:

  • The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital – Small Animal Operative Practice, Columbus, OH
  • The Ohio State University - Morehouse Renovations, Columbus, OH
  • The Ohio State University – Wilce Student Center Expansion Feasibility Study, Columbus, OH
  • Ohio University - Central Classroom Building Exterior Steps, Pavement and Masonry Restoration, Athens, OH
  • Ohio University – Indoor Multipurpose Pavilion, Athens, OH
  • Ohio University - Building #16 Roof Structure and Masonry Wall Restoration, Athens, OH
  • Ohio University - Seigfred Hall – Exterior Steps, Pavement and Railing Replacement, Athens, OH 
  • Belmont College – Health Science Center, St. Clairsville, OH
  • Wright State University - Nutter Center Loading Dock – Concrete Distress Investigation and Repairs, Dayton, OH
  • Lincoln University – Learning, Counseling & Academic Student Center (Wellness Center), Chester County, PA
  • Cleveland State University - Rhodes Plaza Repair and Renovation, Cleveland, OH

Secondary Education

  • Triway High School – Science Lab Renovation, Wooster, OH
  • Triway High School – Comprehensive Building Façade and Structure Distress Investigation
  • Orange High School - Wood Truss (Gymnasium and Cafeteria Roof Structural Assessment), Pepper Pike, OH
  • Cleveland Municipal School District - Charles W. Eliot Elementary School, Cleveland, OH
  • Ohio School Facilities Commission – Multiple New Canton City Schools, Canton, OH


  • Southwest General Health Center - Brunswick Medical Center, Brunswick, OH
  • Southwest General Health Center – Ireland Cancer Center, Middleburg Hts, OH
  • Mt. Carmel East Hospital - Emergency Department Radiology Room 2 Renovations, Columbus, OH
  • University Hospitals – New Service Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center Renovations, Wade Park, Cleveland, OH
  • University Hospitals East – 5 West Renovations and HVAC Upgrades, Columbus, OH
  • MetroHealth Hospital System – New Linear Accelerator Addition, Cleveland, OH


  • Livingston Park Improvements - Phase I, Columbus, OH
  • Scioto Reserve Swim and Golf Club Renovations, Powell, OH
  • New Beachwood Aquatic Center, Beachwood, OH


  • New Condominiums – 52 Brickel Street, Columbus, OH
  • Brookdale Senior Living - Assisted Living Addition and Renovations, Farmington, CT
  • Emerald Rose Development, Troy Township, OH
  • South Franklin Circle – Retirement Community, Bainbridge Twp., OH
  • Kappa House II Apartments, Shaker Hts., OH
  • University of Pittsburgh - New Student Residences, Greensburg, PA


  • Panera Bread # 4775 Renovations, Columbus, OH
  • New Panera Bread Café # 4345, Morgantown, WV  
  • Clarmont Panera Bread Café Renovations, Columbus, OH
  • Olive Garden – Roof Top Unit Load Investigation, Lima, OH 
  • 40 Gay Street – Structural Condition Assessment, Columbus, OH
  • Vermilion Institute Historic Restoration, Hayesville, OH


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - East Garage (new), Monroeville, PA
  • Crocker Park Garages - Structural Condition Assessment, Westlake, OH
  • Mt. Carmel East Hospital – Physicians Garage: Vertical Expansion Feasibility Study, Columbus, OH
  • Mt. Carmel East Hospital – Physicians Garage: Structural Condition Assessment, Columbus, OH
  • Fairview Hospital – East Parking Structure Expansion, Fairview Park, OH
  • Cleveland State University - New East Parking Structure, Cleveland, OH