About KPFF Orange County – Irvine
Incorporated in 1889, Orange County is famous for its tourism and is the home of such attractions as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Beaches along its more than 40 miles of coastline offer tidepools, surfing, body boarding, hiking, and scuba diving. Shopping and dining opportunities are vast with world class retail and entertainment centers.
25Years in Orange County
Fun Facts About Us
We like to do group activities including escape rooms, mini golf tournaments, trivia night, and K-1 Racing
We often hold Theme Days in the office including:
- Hawaiian Shirts
- Comfy Slippers
- Cookie Exchange
- Chili Cook-Off
- Ugly Sweater
My name is Kha Phan, I finished my bachelor's degree in Vietnam which focuses on steel/concrete commercial building design. I decided to take a master’s degree at California State Polytechnic University Pomona to learn more about seismic analysis, wood, and masonry design. Working at KPFF has given me a chance to learn and apply my knowledge to design a variety of structures and materials. Besides work life, I enjoy playing sports, watching movies, and listening to music.
I am a project manager at the KPFF Orange County Structural Office. I received my bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and my master’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona. I worked for a structural engineering firm in Irvine, CA, for 8 years prior to coming to KPFF, where I designed wood-framed multi-family housing complexes, custom homes, concrete podiums, and parking structures. In my free time, I enjoy relaxing at the beach or in the mountains.
I am a project engineer at KPFF OC and have been working as a structural engineer since 2016. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with my undergraduate and completed my master’s at the University of Irvine. My past experience providing retrofit services on soft-story residential buildings in the Los Angeles area gave me an understanding of the importance of lateral stability. With KPFF, I work on a variety of projects such as health care and commercial. I have been expanding my skills ever since!
Hi, I am a project engineer here at KPFF OC Structural. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California Irvine. Simultaneously, I had the opportunity to work in the field for a construction company and behind the desk for a residential structural engineering firm prior to life at KPFF. I am ecstatic to continue expanding my knowledge with such an accredited and positive team. Outside the office I am interested in classic car restoration and high-performance fun.
Whether enjoying the art galleries in Laguna Beach or Santa Ana, antique shopping in Old Town Orange, or watching whales at Dana Point, Orange County is a place full of entertainment. Orange County is also only 2 hours away from the San Bernardino Mountains for hiking, skiing, or snowboarding. Orange County also provides an amazing number of places to visit if your interests include visiting museums, numerous parks, playing golf, or attending plays, ballet, opera or symphony. Annual cultural events in the County include Tet Festival in Fountain Valley, Street Fair in Orange, Octoberfest in Anaheim and Boca de Oro Festival in Santa Ana.
Not only is this an exciting place to live, our projects take you all over California and the West Coast. KPFF helps make great spaces and places that last for generations.