Jeremy Callister Associate Principal

Office San Diego

Direct 619.814.7013 Email

Jeremy has developed a significant portfolio of work consisting of new building design, seismic retrofit design, and foundation underpinning/shoring as well as consulting services. His new design projects have concentrated on the health care arena, including new multi-story acute care facilities. He has been involved in a variety of retrofit designs, ranging from historic structures to high tech facilities that desire higher seismic performance. He has traveled from Asia, to Europe, to the Caribbean to perform seismic evaluations of existing buildings for various clients. Jeremy is an active member of the Structural Engineers Association of California, and currently chairs the Seismology Committee for the San Diego chapter.

Practice Areas:
Construction Means & Methods

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:
I have an identical twin brother who is a practicing attorney.  I’ll let you decide which one is the good twin and which one is the evil twin.

Client or Business Philosophy:
I believe that good design/analysis and good drawings/deliverables have to be delivered on every project.  This allows for a quicker agency review, a smoother construction phase, and ultimately a happy client.

Wisdom and Patience.


Favorite Degenkolb Story:
I had the opportunity to work with one of our Senior Principals, John Dal Pino on a foundation stabilization project.  The project was relatively complex and involved the use of underpinning drilled pier elements and horizontal tie-backs in order to stabilize one side of the building that was adjacent to a hillside.  This hillside consisted of fill material that was experiencing settlement and creep movements; and therefore, was compromising the integrity of the structure above.  Due to the complexity of the problem and the uniqueness of the solution, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the City of San Diego structural reviewer.   When we met with the structural reviewer he began the meeting by stating, “These drawings are perfect.  It was a pleasure to review this drawing set.”  I’m not sure how many engineers have heard those comments from a city reviewer before.  Needless to say, the construction went smoothly, and the building is now on a sure foundation.    

Special Interests:
College football, politics, anything written by Michael Lewis, baking, family history/genealogical research


B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2004
M.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2005


California – Structural Engineer, 2011, License No. 5646
California – Civil Engineer, 2007, License No. 72779

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of San Diego
Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC),
San Diego Representative, Seismology Committee
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

  • Dignity Health, Marian Regional Medical Center, New Tower Design, Santa Maria, California
  • Dignity Health, Central Plant, Santa Maria, California
  • Eisenhower Medical Center, Annenberg Pavilion,Rancho Mirage, California
  • County of San Diego Medical Examiner and Forensics Center, San Diego, California
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Seismic Evaluation, Bern, Switzerland
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Seismic Evaluation, Taipei, Taiwan
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Seismic Evaluation, Manila, Philippines
  • Berchtold Chromophare and Teletom Units Support, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Hotel Del Coronado, Additions and Alterations, San Diego, California
  • Sherman Elementary School, San Diego, California
  • SoiTec Solar Manufacturing Facility, Sony Site, San Diego, California
  • Confidential Clients, Seismic Strengthenings in Santa Clara and Fremont California and Puerto Rico