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Justin Bettner


Associate Principal, San Francisco


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The point where you start to see the structure take form based on the site conditions and architectural constraints is the most interesting part of the structural design process for me. I feel this is where we really begin to apply our creativity.”

Summer internships and early career experience led Justin to where he is today professionally - a seasoned project manager accessible to clients and new staff members. He applied engineering fundamentals to structural elements such as cladding, residential design, concrete repair, and seismic retrofitting for numerous projects. Since joining DCI in 2008, Justin has become the firm's technical resource for glass, aluminum, and stainless steel. He joined DCI's expansion into San Francisco and is the main technical committee contact for the office. Justin is now project managing commercial, residential and hospitality projects predominantly in the Silicon Valley region. He is also a member of the Structural Engineering Association of Northern California (SEAONC) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
At one point I was attending night classes for aviation, so I may have become a pilot.

What was your favorite class in college?
Matrix structural analysis. We basically were taught that one formula could solve almost any structural problem.

What is your dream project location?
I guess Chile - it's like the Pacific Northwest turned upside down. Australia would be interesting too.

Favorite projects

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