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O'Hara, Steven, PE, Professor
STEVEN O’HARA, Professor of Architectural Engineering and Licensed Engineer received his Master of Architectural Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and has been a member of the teaching faculty at the School of Architecture since 1988. His primary areas of interest include the design and analysis of masonry, steel and timber structures, with special interest in classical numerical structural analysis and the design of concrete structures. Professor O’Hara teaches courses in the Architectural Engineering program at all levels and he enjoys his close mentoring relationship with the students in the AE program at OSU, as he also performs the role of their academic advisor.
He is the co-author of the “ARE Review Manual” used by young architects. Outside the OSU classroom, Professor O’Hara is an Affiliate Professor of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Project Lead the Way, a nationwide program for high school students. He trains the high school teachers responsible for introducing engineering principles into the secondary curriculum, though project based learning, and has authored “Civil Engineering and Architecture” the curriculum workbook.
Professor O’Hara has received numerous awards; in 2013 he was elevated to Chi Epsilon Chapter Honor Member at OSU and was appointed to the inaugural class of OSU’s Faculty Teaching Fellows; in 2001 he was the honored recipient of the first Melvin R. Lohmann Professorship; in 1999 he received the Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award; and in 1995 he was recognized as the Halliburton Excellent Young Teacher for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at OSU.
Areas of Interest
Design and analysis of concrete structures, steel structures, timber structures, and masonry structures. Special interest in classical and numerical structural analysis.