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Michael Bauer


Senior Project Manager


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Structural engineering requires so many tools that there is constant room for growth. Developing your skills and passing them along to new engineers offers a career where no two days are the same.”

Michael Bauer began his career in structural engineering upon graduating from California Polytechnical State University and working at a small structural firm that focused on public works projects. He cut his teeth designing schools, fire stations and public safety centers before joining DCI Engineers in 2018. At DCI, Michael has managed innovative and groundbreaking projects like 1510 Webster in Oakland, CA, the first Type IV-A mass timber building in North America, and loves to dive into challenging and unconventional jobs and offer practical solutions to complex problems. He’s well versed in designing high-rise projects in the San Francisco Bay Area using all types of construction materials, from mass timber, to steel, to concrete.

What was your favorite class in college?
Concrete Design Lab. At Cal Poly, they pushed “Learn by Doing” and this really reinforced my understanding of the fundamentals I use every day at DCI.

What is your dream project location?
Here in San Francisco – With the height and proximity to watch the Giants play from the roof.

What is your favorite thing about the DCI work environment?
I love the collaboration that occurs in our open office environment. I want to work in an office where nobody is afraid to ask questions and I think our leadership team does an excellent job of creating that culture.

Favorite projects

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1510 Webster Street

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1 De Haro

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Truckee Artist Lofts