Peter J. Zelonis, P.E. first began working at Artisan Engineering in 2005 while working towards his Professional Engineer licensure while concentrating on timber frame design. Today, Peter works as the project manager for Artisan Engineering. He is responsible for the design and management of a wide variety of project types throughout the Northeast. Peter collaborates with Artisan’s staff, clients, architects, and contractors to develop successful projects and guides the projects from initial design concepts through to completed construction.
Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2001. While attending university and upon graduation, he sought out a number of different positions to gain a wide variety of experiences in the construction and engineering industry. These experiences have led Peter to become an experienced, practical engineer who is adapt at keeping the big picture in mind and coordinates well. Peter has been a member of a field survey crew; permitted and installed buried telecommunication lines between Cleveland and Buffalo; guided and tested nuclear reactor power plants onboard naval submarines; performed environmental engineering permitting and water and soil remediation; spent several years working with timber frame companies designing and managing complex timber frame structures; slung a tool bag installing timber frame structures; performed project management for a general contractor; and of course, structural engineering design.
Peter’s experience includes most types of building materials including: structural steel, cast in place concrete, pre-cast concrete, masonry, heavy timber construction, traditional timber framing, conventional wood framing, engineered lumber products, stress skin panels, pre-engineered steel buildings, aluminum and light gage steel framing.
At Artisan Engineering, Peter enjoys being able to work on a wide variety of project types and styles including: commercial buildings; fit-ups for industrial and manufacturing plants; multi-story mixed use buildings; health care and hospital facilities; new residential design and rehabilitation/remodels; barn restoration; and historical building restoration. Some of Peter’s other special interests include green building techniques and antiquated structural systems.
Peter is a registered professional engineer in seven states including Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.