Creative Thinkers, Cleverly Disguised as Engineers.
Glotman•Simpson U.S. Inc. is one of North America’s leading engineering firms, providing innovative structural engineering solutions and unparalleled client service since 1964. For more than 55 years, we have provided structural engineering consulting services for over 5,000 projects in the areas of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. With a staff of 90, including 50 experienced and innovative engineers, our firm has been part of the creative engineering behind some of the most iconic structures throughout North America. Utilizing leading edge technology, a commitment to creativity, sustainable design solutions, internal scheduling procedures and extensive interdisciplinary coordination procedures, Glotman•Simpson’s dedicated design team is committed to creating value for our clients.
Beginning in San Diego in 2004, Glotman•Simpson U.S. Inc. has sculpted American cityscapes with our progressive approach to structural engineering. With a commitment to creating value for our clients, our intelligent designs are quickly transforming the Pacific seaboard and the Western U.S.
- Performance Based Design
- Seismic Renovations
- Seismic Evaluations, Risk Assessments & Probable Loss Studies
- Adaptive Reuse & Tenant Improvements
- Litigation Support, Expert Witness & Failure Analysis
- Value Engineering Peer Reviews
- Performance Based Peer Reviews
- Plan Check Reviews
- Non-Ductile Concrete Retrofits
Director of California
Chris Smith is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in the State of California with over 10 years of experience. Since joining Glotman•Simpson in 2016, Mr. Smith has provided expertise in seismic evaluation and strengthening of existing buildings; high-rise and performance based seismic design methodologies; and design of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete, steel, light frame, and masonry structures in high seismic regions. He has also served as a third-party plan check reviewer and provided seismic peer reviews on behalf of the City of Los Angeles, City of San Diego, California State University, and University of California.