Bryan SeamerSE, LEED Green Associate

Director of Structural Engineering

Irvine, California

As the Director of Structural Engineering, Bryan Seamer is passionate about creating safe, high-performing, cost-effective structural systems that are long-lasting, durable and resilient. With more than 20 years’ experience in new construction, seismic assessment and rehabilitation of existing buildings, Bryan uses emerging technologies and innovative design strategies to create safer built environments and preserve historic structures.

An engaged leader and expert in his field, he is adept at communicating complex technical issues in a way that is accessible and actionable by colleagues, clients and the public. Bryan typically contributes to all phases of a project from concept through occupancy. Beyond structural design, he is responsible for managing the team, ensuring that schedules are maintained and that proposed designs are cost-effective and constructible.

Bryan cites Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope in Garden Grove, California as one of his favorite projects. The first of several LPA projects to receive national recognition for structural design, it is a great example of how seismic engineers, architects and interior designers working shoulder-to-shoulder can economically preserve a building’s historical character and increase its seismic resilience without reducing functional interior space.

Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Bryan worked to help rebuild the country. He considers the experience one of the most impactful and humbling of his career. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California, Bryan received his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Cal State University, Long Beach. He is a licensed engineer in multiple states and a LEED Green Associate.