Loring A. Wyllie, Jr. has more than fifty years of professional experience. His work has included seismic evaluations, analysis, and design of strengthening measures for improved seismic performance. A number of these buildings are of historical significance. He is a past Chairman of the State Historical Building Safety Board, whose mandate is to evaluate and analyze methods for strengthening buildings that preserve their historic character. Loring is past-President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). His contributions to the profession of structural engineering were recognized by his election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1990. In 2007, Loring was honored with the prestigious Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award for design by ASCE. He was made an Honorary Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. In recognition of his expertise in concrete design and performance, the American Concrete Institute named him an Honorary Member in 2000. Loring was elected an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2001.