Richard Franco Principal

Office Los Angeles

Direct 213.596.5015 Email

Enthusiasm and dedication are hallmarks of Richard’s career and drive his work to make California’s hospitals safer. As a project manager Richard is committed to helping clients ensure the safety of critical care facilities. He is also committed to the business of structural engineering, serving on the Degenkolb Board of Directors and SEAOSC.

Practice Areas:
Health Care

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:
Running the LA Marathon keeps me fit and helps harness the energy and intensity I bring to work.

Client or Design Philosophy:
I want to provide my client’s with elegant and useful engineering solutions.

Willing to do the extra mile

Not always making the extra mile

Special Interests:
Running, the Degenkolb business plan


BS - Architectural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1995
MS - Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1996


California - Structural Engineer, 2006 - License No. 4886
California - Civil Engineer, 1999 - License No. 58940

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Southern California
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
Degenkolb Engineers Board of Directors, Member 2005-2006

  • El Camino College Facilities Master Plan, El Camino Community College District
  • County of San Diego Medical Examiner
  • CSMC Professional Tower NPC 3