Adrian Nacamuli Principal

Office Oakland

Direct 415.354.6460 Email

Adrian Nacamuli joined Degenkolb in 1999 after receiving his Master of Engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley. His experience includes seismic evaluation and strengthening of existing structures, design of wood, masonry, concrete and steel structures, design of temporary soil shoring, non-linear analysis of building structures, and construction administration.

Practice Areas:
Science & Technology

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:
Enjoys suffering through 100 mile long bicycle rides

Client or Design Philosophy:
The proper application of advanced analysis to a structural engineering problem gives a better understanding of the system’s performance under various conditions, which allows the structural engineer to design the most efficient solution possible, ultimately saving the client time and money.

Honesty and respect

Arabian Mocha Java double espresso

Favorite Project Story:
For eight years we worked with Stanford Medical Center and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to obtain Structural Performance Category (SPC) 2 ratings for the Central Core, East Pavilion and West Pavilion buildings under the requirements of Senate Bill 1953. Under the basic requirements of SB1953 these buildings were classed as SPC-1, which meant that the buildings could not be used for acute care beyond 2013. Degenkolb Engineers performed advanced non-linear analyses to prove that the buildings met SPC 2 (life safety), giving Stanford an additional 17 years of use out of theses structures and ample time to construct a new facility.

Special Interests:
In no particular order: cycling, camping, hiking, cooking, eating, traveling, eating while traveling….


B.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
M.Eng. Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1999


California – Structural Engineer, 2005License No. 4857
California – Civil Engineer, 2001License No. 62486

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
American Concrete Insitute

  • University of California, Berkeley - Barrows Hall Seismic Upgrade
  • Hewlett Packard, Cupertino, California, Building 43C, Voluntary Seismic Upgrade and Renovation
  • Veritas, Sunnyvale, California, Voluntary Seismic Upgrade and Renovation
  • Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, California, SB 1953 Evaluations
  • Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, California, Nonlinear Analysis of East and West Pavilions and Central Core for SB 1953
  • Structural Performance Category 2 Rating
  • California Department of Transportation, Redding, District 2 Headquarters, Seismic Upgrade
  • Safeway, St. Helena, California, New Design
  • Safeway, Napa, California, New Design
  • Hewlett Packard, Cupertino California, Buildings 44 & 46, Voluntary Seismic Upgrade
  • Telik, Palo Alto, California, Tennant Improvements
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, Seismic Update and Renovation
  • Kaiser, Anaheim, California, Seismic Evaluation
  • Kaiser, Redwood City, California, Seismic Evaluation and Strengthening
  • Agilent, Santa Clara, California, Buildings 50, 51, 52 and 53, Seismic Upgrade and Renovation
  • Agilent, Santa Rosa, California, Buildings 1, 2 and 3, Seismic Upgrade and Renovation
  • Confidential Project, Fremont, California, New Design of Manufacturing Facility and Office Building