Nat Oppenheimer, PE, LEED AP, Executive Vice President

Senior Principal
Senior PrincipalNew York

Professional Highlights

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
  • Silman, 1988 – 1993; 1997 – present
  • Friedman and Oppenheimer, LLP, 1994-1996
  • Princeton University, Visiting Lecturer, Graduate School of Architecture, 2000 – present
  • Parsons School of Constructed Environments, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2004 – 2007
  • Columbia University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation, 2000 – 2002
  • Clarkson University, Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, Guest Lecturer, 2013
  • University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Guest Lecturer, 2013
  • American Forest Products Association, Member
  • American Institute of Steel Construction, Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
  • Architectural League, Treasurer
  • Association for Preservation Technology, Member
  • The Salvadori Center, Executive Committee
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York, Member (Past Director)

Professional Engineer: AR, CO, CT, DC, FL, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NM, NY, SC, TN, TX, WY

LEED Accredited Professional


Mr. Oppenheimer joined Silman in 1988. Besides his day-to-day project management responsibilities, Mr. Oppenheimer works closely with the marketing and business development team on seeking new opportunities and ensuring that Silman’s name is well placed in the industry. He has extensive experience in the areas of new construction, renovation, historic preservation, and sustainable engineering and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Nat is currently serving on the inagural Industry Advisory Group for the US Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. This group is comprised of 35 noted professionals drawn from real estate, urban design, landscape architecture, architecture, historic preservation, interior design, graphic design, construction, engineering and facilities managment.

Nat is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Salvadori Center, a non-profit organization that uses the built environment as a motivational tool to teach math and science to at-risk, inner-city students. He has worked as a volunteer teacher, recruiter, and fundraiser while on the Salvadori Board. In addition, Nat is currently a member of the Board and the Treasurer for the Architectural League.

Nat is devoted to engineering education and teaches at Princeton University. He has been an invited jury critic for the architecture schools at Columbia, Princeton, Rice, Parsons, and the University of Michigan. He has also taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and at Parsons, the New School for Design.

In 2013, Nat joined the Clarkson University departmental Engineering Advisory Council in which he shares his perspective of the civil/architectural industry to help guide faculty and staff toward the important skills and knowledge needed for students entering the workforce.