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2021-2022 Board Nominees

Treasurer:

Craig Chamberlain, SE - IMEG

Craig has practiced structural engineering in the Southern Californica area for over 24 years. After merging the practice he founded in Los Angeles over a decade ago, he now leads IMEG’s structural team in Los Angeles. He is a registered professional Civil and Structural Engineer in California as well as several other states. Craig has a wide range of experience from hundreds of projects in residential, commercial and industrial industries which also include expertise working with California DSA and OSHPD regulated projects. Craig has been a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California his entire career and previously served on the Board of Directors from 2010-12. He was also a member of the steering committee of SEAOSC’s inaugural Building at Risk Summit as well as a member of the Existing Building Committee and multiple SEAOC Convention committees. Craig is currently the acting Golf Chair for SEAOSC and has served in that role since 2019.  Craig was born and raised in Southern California and currently lives in the South Bay with his wife and three sons (twins age 5 and older son age 9).

Directors:

Daniel Fox, SE - MHP Inc

Dan graduated with an Architectural Engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2006 and has been working at MHP Structural Engineers ever since. Dan’s structural expertise and design experience includes the use of many different construction materials including wood, steel, masonry, cast-in-place concrete, and prestressed concrete. Dan has managed education, multi-family housing, and retail projects, including many Target stores. He has extensive experience with both new buildings and seismic evaluation/strengthening/renovation projects, including performance-based seismic evaluations and designs. Dan has also completed numerous Probable Maximum Loss (PML) seismic risk assessments. He is proficient in the three-dimensional computer modeling and analysis of complex and multi-story buildings, with expertise using intricate structural solutions such as carbon fiber reinforced polymer, buckling-restrained braced frames, and fluid viscous dampers. He has also completed sustainable projects including net-zero energy and LEED certified buildings.  As Project Manager, Dan serves as the day-to-day project contact with responsibility for overseeing MHP staff and communicating with project teams from predesign through construction completion. Dan collaborates with the team in selection of structural systems to meet the project’s budgetary, design and programming needs.  Dan has been involved with SEAOSC for over 15 years and is a past chairperson and current member of the Education Committee.  When not at work, Dan enjoys riding bikes with his three-year-old son, running laps around the house with his one-year-old daughter, and getting out for the occasional round of golf.

Maria Mohammad, SE - Structural Focus 

Maria Mohammed joined Structural Focus in 2013 after graduating from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2012 and an M.S. in Structural Engineering in 2013. Maria is a licensed Structural Engineer in California and has extensive experience working on the retrofit and renovation of historic structures and existing buildings, as well as the design of new buildings. She has worked on significant projects at Structural Focus, including Google LA HQ, the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, CBRE Masonic Temple, and several projects on the Paramount Studios lot, among others. Maria has been involved with the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California for many years. She was the co-chair of the Young Members Committee from 2016-2018 and has been the chair of the Communications Committee since 2018.

Matt Michnewich, SE - IDS Group

Matt Michnewich is a licensed Structural Engineer and Project Manager/Senior Structural Engineer with IDS Group, Inc. He has been practicing structural engineering in Southern California since graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2013 with a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Matt’s passion for performance-based seismic engineering and extensive knowledge of structural behavior have driven his career as a critical leader on unique and complex projects. His areas of expertise include seismic evaluation and retrofit for existing concrete and steel buildings along with new construction of concrete buildings, and his experience spans a variety of projects in the education, commercial, civic, and healthcare sectors. Matt enjoys working to build the future of the structural engineering practice as an active member of SEAOSC, having participated on the Education Committee and serving twice as its chair, as well as being a steering committee member for multiple SEAOSC Safer Cities events. He is also active in the industry as a member of the ASCE 41 technical committee and a certified volunteer in the California OES Safety Assessment Program. Matt looks forward to bringing value to the structural engineering community and strengthening its influence with SEAOSC.

Nina Mahjoub - Holmes Structures

Nina is a Principal with the structural engineering firm Holmes Structures, and she started and leads its growing Los Angeles office. Over the course of her career, she has garnered industry recognition for her dedication to the preservation of historic structures. The National Trust for Historic Preservation inducted Nina into its 40 Under 40 list, which celebrated her commitment to historic preservation. She is also a champion of environmentally responsible building design, including leveraging building technologies like mass timber. Nina holds a Master of Engineering in High Performance Structures from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master in World Heritage & Cultural Projects for Development from Universita de Torino and UNESCO, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

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