Efthymios (Makis) Sykiotis, PhD, PE

Manager, Structural Engineering

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With over 30 years of structural engineering experience, Makis has developed a portfolio of large-scale projects that is global in scale and encompasses a wide array of industries. From the world’s largest aircraft maintenance facilities and Olympic stadiums to residential complexes and railway bridges, he has designed the foundation and concrete works for a variety of technically demanding structures.

At Ghafari, Makis leads our structural engineering team in Chicago, overseeing design and technical production, managing resources, mentoring staff, and providing quality assurance.

Makis earned a Doctor of Philosophy in structural engineering from the University of Colorado, completing a dissertation titled “Innovative Techniques in Structural Optimization”. He holds a Master in Science in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in rural and surveying engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He is also a member of the American Concrete Institute.