Some of our Icons
Many Structural Engineers in the Northern California region have contributed greatly to the advancement of the science, art and public service of earthquake engineering. In this section you can read about a few of these great men and women. More individuals will be added to this section in the months ahead, so be sure to revisit us and learn more about Structure Engineers and what we have done--and are doing--to protect lives and property against earthquakes.
· John Blume
When John Blume arrived at Stanford University in January 1929 to study engineering, the textbooks referred to buildings as 'static,' a notion he rejected . . .
· Henry Brunnier
Henry Brunnier helped rebuild the devastated street railway system after the 1906 Earthquake and subsequently designed . . .
· Henry Degenkolb
Henry Degenkolb is one of the pillars of the structural engineering profession. He practiced his trade in San Francisco for more than 50 years . . .
· Ruth Gordon
When Gordon chained herself to the Pacific Stock Exchange on August 26, 1980, she was worried . . .
· Egor Popov
Egor Popov, a major contributor of improved seismic code provisions, was born in Kiev, Russia . . .
· Daniel Shapiro
Daniel Shapiro has been a Structural Engineer in California for more than 50 years, building a reputation for his specialized work . . .