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Stephen Sessler joins WSP in Atlanta

Stephen M. Sessler, PE has been named a Senior Vice President in WSP's Atlanta office.


In his new position, Mr. Sessler will focus on growth in Atlanta and the broader Southeast region and lead WSP’s team on the the New Atlanta Stadium, the future home of the Atlanta Falcons. WSP is providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering; stadium lighting; and high performance design on the $1.2 billion project.

”A key part of our strategy as we grow our Buildings business in the United States is to hire the very best people,” says David Cooper, PE, LEED AP BD+C, president of WSP’s US Buildings practice and the region’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Stephen brings an outstanding reputation in Atlanta and fresh experience to our office there, expanding our ability to serve clients in all sectors.”

“Stephen’s knowledge of and experience in the Atlanta market is a huge asset to our office,” says Leslie Gartner, AIA, senior vice president and managing director of WSP’s Atlanta office. “I am thrilled to add someone of his stature to our local leadership.”

Mr. Sessler has over 35 years of mechanical engineering, acoustics and project management experience. He comes to WSP from an Atlanta-based engineering firm, where he was a partner since 1984. His work included responsibilities on more than 2,800 projects for healthcare, institutional and commercial facilities, encompassing over 164,000,000 square feet of new and renovated space. Noteworthy projects he managed include the Atlanta Metro Plan, AT&T Center, the Coca-Cola Company’s headquarters renovation, and multiple projects at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Northside Hospital.

Mr. Sessler received a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A recipient of the Willis H. Carrier Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, he is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Acoustical Society of America, International Code Council (ICC), and Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and is an allied member of the American Institute of Architects. He is a licensed professional engineer in 20 states.