Vassil Draganov joined Silman in 2008, bringing with him ten years of experience working for both international and US-based firms. Well-versed in designing for both new and existing structures, he has extensive knowledge of all major structural systems and a depth of experience in envelope assessment and adaptive reuse, with special expertise in aluminum and Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) structures.
In his time at Silman, Vassil has guided and developed the firm’s use of BIM and project planning coordination efforts. He has developed strategic partnerships with two European engineering firms, which allow Silman to extend its geographic reach and to exchange knowledge about engineering analysis and professional practice. He has also developed strategic partnerships with Lafarge’s Ductal group, a producer of UHPC Concrete mix, and FineConcrete, an UHPC fabricator.
A few of Vassil’s notable completed projects include several new residence halls for Gallaudet University in Washington, DC; the renovation of Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; the renovation of the International Monetary Fund HQ2 in Washington, DC; the St. Elizabeth Gateway Pavilion in Washington, DC; and Georgetown University’s Healey Student Center in Washington, DC. He served as Principal in Charge of the renovation of the Mies van der Rohe-designed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC, completed in 2020.