Chad Closs Associate

Office San Diego

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Local San Diego native who went to UC San Diego for both undergrad and grad school. Chad joined Degenkolb after graduation. He has developed a significant portfolio of seismic retrofit design and consulting services as well as new building design. The new design projects have concentrated on healthcare, industrial and high tech arena including steam generation plants, laboratories, and high tech manufacturing plants. Chad has trained local engineers in Haiti on earthquake safety and retrofits.

Joined the Firm:

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:
Would have gone to culinary school if UCSD didn’t work out.

Client or Business Philosophy:
Do the right thing and always look to provide value to the client.

Honesty and Teamwork

Carne Asada Fries

Favorite Degenkolb Story:
Going to train local engineers in Haiti after the devastating earthquake on how to retrofit their homes to be safer.

Special Interests:
Travel, running, guitar


B.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2007
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2008


CA Structural Engineer, License No. 5946
CA Civil Engineer, License No. 75942
LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations
Structural Engineers Association of San Diego
Structural Engineers Association of California
American Society of Civil Engineers
Adjunct Professor, Newschool of Architecture & Design (NSAD), San Diego