CEng MIStructE, SE, PE, Director of Structural Engineering
As a Director of Structural Engineering in the London office, Jajich leads the delivery of innovative structural engineering solutions to realize ambitious building designs. Working in close collaboration with the entire design team, Jajich develops structural solutions that are appropriate, efficient, practical, and buildable. Jajich believes that good structural design requires both early involvement and a focused, sustained effort through all phases of the project, from concept through construction.
Jajich’s high-rise project experience includes the design of office, residential, laboratory, and multi-use structures. Jajich’s work is characterized by elegantly integrated design, with an emphasis on clear structural expression and carefully crafted details. Since joining SOM in 2000, Jajich has developed engineering expertise in a range of materials including steel, concrete, timber, and glass.
Jajich has led the structural design of award-winning museums, cultural spaces, transportation hubs, and private residences. He has also collaborated with numerous renowned artists. His past projects include Fisher’s Island Residence in New York, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Lee Hall III project (an addition to the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities at Clemson University) the James Turrell Skyspace at Rice University, the private museum Glenstone II, and Denver Union Station in Denver, Colorado. Recent projects include Karlatornet tower in Gothenburg, Sweden, which will be the tallest building in Scandinavia, and Manhattan Loft Gardens in London, which features an ambitious notched, double-cantilevered construction.
Jajich is an active chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK, and a licensed Structural and Civil Engineer in both Illinois and New York.