Samuel MengelkochPrincipal, SE
Samuel Mengelkoch joined Structural Focus in 2004, after two years of working for a large A/E firm in San Francisco. He has over fourteen years of experience in building analysis, design, and construction administration for new, existing, and historic buildings. As an Associate with Structural Focus, Sam serves as Project Manager for multiple adaptive reuse and historic rehabilitation projects; he recently completed the design phase of ROW DTLA Building 2 (formerly Alameda Square), a renovation and retrofit project, and a new $125 million private estate in Los Angeles. In October 2005, Sam volunteered with the California Office of Emergency Services to provide structural engineering support in areas heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in and around New Orleans. Sam was recently appointed President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Southern California Chapter. He is also responsible for the organization of the Structural Focus earthquake response program and assisted DreamWorks Animation and the City of Glendale in developing the first post-earthquake Building Occupancy Resumption Program in Southern California.