Chris Lesher Celebrates 27 Years at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis


Chris Lesher is celebrating his 27th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. As a Senior Associate in the Capital District office, Chris manages many of the firm’s projects in the educational, cultural, healthcare, and municipal markets.

“In the 27 years I have been a structural engineer with Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis, I have had the opportunity to work on many great projects. One clearly stands out among the others. Fort Ticonderoga is a National Historic Landmark and has been a museum since 1909. It is a stone fort built by the French military between 1755 and 1759 in New York on Lake Champlain. I have had the opportunity to work on the Fort several times, designing restorations and repairs to the masonry walls and other parts of the Fort’s historic structure, and from 2000 through 2007, designing and observing the construction of the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center (MEC), a faithful reconstruction of an 18th century military building outside with a 21st century education center inside. The MEC restored the original skyline of the Fort, casting a shadow not seen since 1759, and it received a Platinum Award from ACEC New York in 2009. It’s not every day that a project comes along where you can experience history and help to restore it. I am very happy that I was able to be part of it, and it’s just plain awesome to have a Fort on my resume!”

Chris is professionally licensed in New York and Maryland. Congratulations on 27 years, Chris.