Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI is president and founder of DeStefano & Chamberlain, Incorporated.

Jim received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering in from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1976 and a Master’s of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977.

Jim is a fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). He served as President of the Connecticut Structural Engineers Coalition (SEC) from 1994 to 1997, and has been a Director of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).

Jim is a founder and past chairman of the Timber Frame Engineering Council (TFEC). He currently chairs the TFEC Mass Timber Committee.

Jim previously chaired the Editorial Board of Structures Magazine.

Jim is a Professional Engineer licensed in 20 states, a board certified Structural Engineer, and a registered Architect.