Jay Yin Associate Principal

Office Oakland

Direct 510-250-1231 Email jyin@degenkolb.com

I have managed projects of various types including museum, academic, commercial, healthcare, laboratory, and waterfront marine structures. I am responsible for technical design, overseeing project engineers and Revit operators, and maintaining client relationships. My experience includes new building design, structural retrofit, advanced seismic analysis, seismic evaluation, peer review, and plan checking.

Practice Areas:
Higher Education

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:

I immigrated to the United States from Taiwan when I was 13, and grew up in Maryland.

Client Philosophy:

I always put myself in client's shoes.


Attention to detail but still sees the big picture.


Tapioca Milk Tea

Favorite Project Story:

I started working on the New Exploratorium at Piers 15/17 project 2 weeks after my son Jerry was born.  After almost 7 years of hard work, we were able to retrofit and transform a well worn industrial shed building and waterfront pier into a world class museum of science and technology.  I attended the Grand Opening together with Jerry who was then 6 and a half years old.  This project to me was like assembling the biggest Lego building set ever and finally seeing it finished and playing in it with my son. 

Special Interests:

Playing video games together with my son Jerry.



University of California, Berkeley
Master of Engineering, Structural Engineering 1993 – 1995

Penn State University
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with Distinction, Architectural Engineering
1988 – 1993