San Francisco

About the Office

The San Francisco office of DeSimone was established in 1992 to serve as the firm’s base of operations to service their growing list of West Coast projects and as a gateway to the Pacific. Located in the high seismic area of northern California, our San Francisco office is on the cutting edge of structural and earthquake engineering technology for the design of buildings.

Our San Francisco staff members serve on various technical committees of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, including past-Chair of the Seismology Committee, and are well-versed with the latest techniques of seismic analysis and design including three-dimensional dynamic response spectra analysis, non-linear inelastic time history analysis, performance-based design, seismic base isolation techniques, etc.  We have designed many iconic, high-rise buildings in San Francisco and in other high seismic regions in the world.

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Featured Projects

Sycuan Casino Expansion

El Cajon, California

Shangri-La at the Fort

Manila, Philippines

Shanghai Disney Resorts Toy Story Hotel

Shanghai, China

Disneyland Hotel at Shanghai Disney Resort

Pudong New District, Shanghai, China

Dalian Galleria

Dalian, China

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl

Abu Dhabi, UAE

808 Brannan – Pinterest Headquarters Seismic Upgrade

San Francisco, California

Bakery Lofts 3 & 4

Oakland, California

Hangzhou International Finance Center

Hangzhou International Finance Center, China

Shangri-La Hotel Qufu – Peer Review

Qufu, China

Pala Casino Spa & Resort Expansion

Pala, California

Xintiandi Hotels

Shanghai, China

Tianjin Lujiazui Plaza – Peer Review

Tianjin, China

Akron Art Museum

Akron, Ohio

Hart Production Studio

San Francisco, California

Peter B. Lewis Building – Case Western University

Cleveland, Ohio

Four Seasons Tower, San Francisco

San Francisco, California


San Francisco, California

Disney’s Feature Animation Building

Burbank, California

XXI Forever (Two Stockton)

San Francisco, California

Hilton Los Angeles Airport Seismic Upgrade

Los Angeles, California

Pudong Financial Plaza

Shanghai, China

Huafa New Town Phase Six

Zhuhai Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China