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Mathew Picardal


Senior Project Manager

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It's fulfilling to see the solutions and designs I come up with actually helping people – it's their investments, their homes, their places of work, and those buildings are there for decades. It’s a lasting, permanent impact that I can point to and say I was a part of. Not many professions allow you to have that.”

Mathew’s interest in structures was solidified during his senior year at Cal Poly Pomona when he took part in an engineering project that replicated the real-world thing. It pushed him to pursue his master’s in Structural Engineering while he gained on-the-job experience through internships.

Upon earning his master’s, Mathew joined DCI in 2015 and has been working on projects of all types and materials ever since. One such unique project included designing long-span custom steel trusses for a church to maintain a column-free space.

In addition to his day-to-day project management role, Mathew is a member of SEAOSC and ASCE – earning an “Excellence in Promotion of Infrastructure” award in May 2023 from ASCE of Orange County for his work in southern California, his community outreach and his educational YouTube videos and podcasts.

What was your favorite class in college?
Technical Communications taught me how to communicate professionally via emails, reports, interviews, and public speaking – skills we use daily as engineers.

What is your favorite piece of historical architecture?
The Pantheon, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.

What is your favorite thing about the DCI work environment?
Having a knowledgeable group of experts around that I learn a lot from and having supportive and friendly coworkers.

Favorite projects

For Web UC Anteater 2

UC Irvine Anteater Learning Pavilion

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Skyloft Apartments

Neptune Marina Apartments

Neptune Marina Apartments