Daniel Zepeda Principal

Office Los Angeles

Direct 213.596.5014 Email dzepeda@degenkolb.com

Daniel Zepeda grew up in Southern California and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and his Master’s in Structural Engineering from the University of California Berkeley. Daniel joined Degenkolb in 2005, two years after receiving his masters. Daniel’s work experience includes seismic evaluations and retrofit of existing hospitals as well as design of water/waste water facilities. Daniel was a member of the Degenkolb post-earthquake reconnaissance team that surveyed earthquake damage in Chile in March 2010 and Baja, California in April 2010.

Practice Areas:
Health Care, Seismic Ordinances

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:
Teaches a Senior Project at Cal Poly Pomona

Client or Design Philosophy:
Treat and service your clients as you would like to be treated.

Honesty and respect

Favorite Degenkolb Story:
As a Designer, my first project at Degenkolb was the Construction Administration of an SPC 5 Seismic Retrofit Hospital Building in Northridge Hospital Medical Center.  I am happy to say that I am now an Associate Principal and still working at the site retrofitting and upgrading other buildings around site.  It is satisfying to see that our client has valued our service throughout these years.

Special Interests:
Daniel loves to spend time with his wife and kids.  In his spare time he enjoys riding ATV’s and Stand-Up Jet Skis with family and friends.



Master’s in Structural Engineering from University of California Berkeley, 2003
Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, 2002


California – Structural Engineer, 2009 License No. 5260
California – Civil Engineer, 2005 License No. 68493

Professional Affiliations


  • Kaiser Permanente Rebuild Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 
  • Catholic Healthcare West Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield, California
  • Catholic Healthcare West Northridge Hospital Medical Center Diagnostic and Treatment Building Seismic Upgrade, Northridge, California
  • Catholic Healthcare WestNorthridge Hospital Medical Center O.R. Relocation, Northridge, California
  • Catholic Healthcare WestNorthridge Hospital Medical Center F Tower, Northridge, California
  • Catholic Healthcare WestNorthridge Hospital Medical Center Replacement Tower, Northridge, California
  • Daughter’s of Charity Health System St. Vincent Central Plant, Los Angeles, California
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Kaiser Real Estate - Prelease and Prepurchase Evaluations of Numerous Existing Buildings Throughout Southern California 
  • VA West LA Medical Center Building 500 Seismic Retrofit Department of Veterans Affairs West, Los Angeles, California
  • UCI Medical Center Tunnel, Orange, California
  • Armacost Library University of Redlands, Redlands, California
  • El Camino College Fire Training Facility Rehabilitation, Torrance, California
  • Weymouth/ORP Maintenance Building Metropolitan Water District, La Verne, California
  • Arcade Building (540 South Broadway, 541 South Spring Street), Los Angeles, California

2009 SEAOSC Excellence in Structural Engineering Merit Award in the Retrofit/Alteration category for CHW Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Diagnostic and Treatment Building Seismic Upgrade