Craig Swift - PE (VA, MD, DC), PE/SE (CA)

Craig Swift - PE (VA, MD, DC), PE/SE (CA)

Craig Swift

Craig founded SPRINGPOINT in 2018 after over 15 years of structural engineering experience across a wide variety of building types, ages, and regions.  Craig’s path toward the practice of engineering included the standard Lego obsession, a science fair experiment testing the breaking strength of wood species, and an inspiring high school physics teacher.  As an engineering student at Virginia Tech he focused on biomechanics and structures, with a construction volunteer experience in Honduras eventually tipping the scales towards a career in the built environment.  After an engineering internship in Guatemala, Craig completed graduate studies in structural and earthquake engineering at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA).

His career has taken him from high-profile projects at southern California film studios to significant buildings in the nation’s capital, to noteworthy universities and historic sites throughout the mid-Atlantic region. 

Julie Hang, PE (VA)

Julie Hang, PE (VA)

Julie Hang

Julie brings over seven years of structural engineering experience to the SPRINGPOINT team. After receiving her undergraduate degree in civil engineering at Brown University and her graduate degree in structural engineering at the University of California -Berkeley, she began her career as a structural engineer in the Boston area where she primarily focused on new steel and concrete design. Upon moving to Virginia, she integrated her knowledge of new ground-up design with the myriad opportunities for historic preservation this region provides.

Julie has always loved traveling and teaching. She enjoyed performing field research in rural Thailand and Indonesia to study the structural impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, as well as teaching at a high school in Seoul, Korea and teaching the civil engineering capstone course at Brown.  Her previous projects have ranged from 300’ tall buildings to historic cottage preservation, and various unique and challenging projects in between. 

Salvatore (Sal) DiPietro, EIT

Salvatore (Sal) DiPietro, EIT

Salvatore DiPietro

Sal is a passionate structural designer with a love for historic buildings and their craftsmanship. His education began with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Syracuse University. He moved to Chicago to specialize in building envelope design and structures with a Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. During his studies, Sal completed two internships centered in the existing building field. He worked on high-profile adaptive reuse projects, including the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel replacement, Chicago Apple Flagship Store, and the University of Chicago LASR Building Renovation. His internship experience also includes historic façade restoration, bringing him down the side of many historic stone and terra cotta buildings throughout Chicago.

Sal is excited to continue with SPRINGPOINT in Charlottesville and support the company’s role in both new and historic buildings throughout the mid-Atlantic. He looks forward to preserving and expanding the beauty of the historic buildings in his new home.

Rachel Robinson, EIT

Rachel Robinson, EIT

Rachel Robinson

Rachel studied civil engineering at Brigham Young University before returning to her native California for a master’s degree in structural engineering at California State University, Long Beach. In 2010 she started her career in Los Angeles, where she focused on custom residential projects and seismic design. Later moving to Connecticut, Rachel worked on wood and steel design across a range of projects including historic homes and churches.

Passionate about architecture and structural engineering since elementary school, Rachel has maintained involvement in education and mentorship. She was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in south Los Angeles, and a mentor to high school students in New Haven, Connecticut. Her collaborations with architects led to joint participation in the Architectural League of New York’s annual Folly sculpture competition. Rachel couldn’t be more excited to bring this broad experience to Charlottesville to be part of the vision and culture of Springpoint.