Wayne Low Principal

Office Oakland

Direct 510.250.1220 Email walow@degenkolb.com

Wayne has significant experience in major tenant improvements and remodels, seismic evaluations, structural design and analysis, retrofit designs, nonstructural bracing design, and post-earthquake evaluations. He has in-depth knowledge of the challenges health care facilities and sustainable projects face.

Practice Areas:
Health Care

Joined the Firm:

Little Known Fact:
My co-workers make fun of my infectious laugh, which can be heard three or even four cubicles away. I use laughter as a way to ease the often-demanding conversations and needs of clients and agencies that occur during complex design projects.

Design Philosophy:
I own my client’s needs.


I hate paperwork

Favorite Project Story:
Any story from when I teach self-defense to the office.

Special Interests:
Martial arts, my family


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


California – Civil Engineer, 1996, License No. 55830
California – Structural Engineer, 2000, License No. 4463

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Seismic Retrofits
  • California Pacific Medical Center, Women and Children’s Consolidation
  • West Sacramento Multi-Generational Community Center