Kevin D. O’Connell joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) in 2014 and is an Associate Principal in the Los Angeles office. Kevin has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California, a M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, and is a licensed Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer in California. Kevin has extensive experience in new building design and the design of modifications to existing buildings including seismic retrofit and historic preservation. His experience includes entertainment industry related projects such as new sound stages and post-production buildings, performing arts centers, university buildings, laboratory buildings, and large single-family residential estates.
Prior to his joining SGH, Kevin was a founding member of another structural engineering firm where he helped to lead the firm from a small three-person startup to a well-respected sixteen-person firm. Kevin was the project manager on projects of all sizes and was responsible for all aspects of the project including business development, proposals and contracts, engineering and analysis, design documentation, and construction administration. He was involved in all critical engineering decisions, as well as the direction of staff for the analysis requirements and design direction.
Kevin developed and oversaw the company-wide internal quality assurance plan, and he coordinated, prepared, and presented monthly staff meeting topics on items of interest to the staff, including project management and business issues.