Abe Lynn Associate

Office Oakland

Direct 510.250.1248 Email alynn@degenkolb.com

I was born in Berkeley and raised in the east bay, the son of a general contractor and a ceramicist. Having taught structural engineering as a full professor for 19 years at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I transitioned from academia to the private sector, making permanent a longtime relationship Degenkolb Engineers. My experience includes seismic evaluations, retrofit design and new construction of healthcare facilities, evaluation and design of DOE facilities, evaluation, retrofit and peer review of high-rise structures. I now live in Oakland with my wife and two children.

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:

I met the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas at age 8.


Early riser (my contractor origins), honesty (my namesake) and positive outlook.



Favorite Project Story:

Working with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to help design their first pilot housing project for the 16/6 Program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Special Interests:

History, literature, any activity out in nature, and cooking.


BS in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly, SLO

MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley.