Gordy Wray Associate Principal

Office Oakland

Direct 510.250.1249 Email gwray@degenkolb.com
 
 
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I am proud to call the Bay Area home, both for work and with family. My work has covered the structural and nonstructural design and upgrade of hospitals, from advanced nonlinear analysis to navigating the often complicated paths to OSHPD compliance. I spent time working in Degenkolb’s New Technology Group where I advanced the base-isolation capabilities of firm. I have worked closely with architects to assist with structural concerns of remodel projects, and with contractors to solve problems in the field. I also taught seismic design to engineers in Haiti while helping them implement retrofit guidelines that I helped develop. I have worked my way north through California; growing up in Murrieta, going to college in San Luis Obispo and then landing in Oakland, where I now live with my wife and young daughter.

Practice Areas:
Health Care

Joined the Firm:
2003

Little Known Fact:
Took classes in Tractor Driving and Wilderness Survival while at Cal Poly.


Client or Business Philosophy: 
Listen to the needs of the client, if they need to save an existing building give them best analysis techniques available to make it happen

Virtues:
Positive and Punctual, Patience

Vices:
FIFA Soccer on Playstation, Chopped on Food Network, Campathon


Favorite Degenkolb Story:
After the SEAOC conference Las Vegas, we crashed an Accounting Software Company Party at the Bellagio with 8 unnamed Degenkolb accomplices.  Despite us all carrying structural analysis textbooks we were given earlier in the night, we blended right in for a few hours, making for a memorable night out in Las Vegas.


Special Interests:
Soccer, running, cooking, travel, and Eichler home renovation

 

Education

B.S., Architectural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2002
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2003

Registration

California ---- Civil Engineer, 2005 License Number: 68548
California ---- Structural Engineer, 2008 License Number: 5273

Professional Affiliations

Member, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Projects

California Pacific Medical Center, Van Ness and Geary Campus, Design
Dignity Health, Sequioa Medical Center, Pavilion Design
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Tier II Seismic Studies
The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Concepcion Chile Temple, Base Isolation Design
Department of Veterans Affairs, West Los Angeles Building 500, Base Isolation Study