Roger Parra Principal

Office San Francisco

Direct 415.354.6422 Email

Roger's experience includes design of new structures and seismic strengthening of existing structures. He also has strong experience in seismic analysis and seismic evaluations of existing structures. He has an extensive portfolio in highly specialized facilities such as manufacturing sites and laboratories. He has worked at length implementing the seismic upgrade program for technology sector clients.

Practice Areas:
Science & Technology, Seismic Ordinances

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:
I have one of the most enviable Degenkolb client’s around, as a project manager, I oversee work for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. The relationship has benefited the office through the acquisition of numerous chocolate-coated treats.

Client or Design Philosophy:
A successful client relationship is one that has clear goals and communication.

Trustworthy, Assertive

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Favorite Project Story:
See Ray Pugliesi's story about the Manzanillo earthquake reconnaissance table, a damaged hospital, and a table.

Special Interests:
Spending time with my wife and kids.


B.S. Civil Engineering - University of California, Berkeley, 1992
M.S. Structural Engineering - University of California, Berkeley, 1994


California - Structural Engineer, 2000 - License No. 4510
California - Civil Engineer, 1997 - License No. 57543
Oregon - Professional Engineer, 2006 - License No. 78302

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Voluntary Seismic Upgrades
  • Hewlett-Packard Bay Area Master Plan Projects, Seismic Upgrades, Renovations and a New Construction
  • Western Digital, Manufacturing Building Expansio